Combined Competence and Knowledge Qualification
Skills, Knowledge & Behaviours
An apprentice will be required to undertake & have an understanding of a number of different core skills, knowledge & behaviours to complete this apprenticeship. Please see factsheet for more information.
5 GCSEs at Grade A-C (9-4) and must include a Maths, English and Science
A potential apprentice:
Must be aged 16 or over & have officially left school.
Must be employed (NOT self-employed) in the relevant occupational sector, working a minimum of 30 hours per week.
Minimum of 5 GCSE's at grades A-C/4-9 including maths, English & a science.
NB: English & maths Functional Skills Level 2 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSE's.
An individual can only undertake an apprenticeship at the same or lower level than a qualification they already hold, if this allows the individual to acquire substantive new skills and the content of the training is materially different from any prior training or a previous apprenticeship.
Must have the right to work in England & spend at least 50% of their working hours in England over the duration of the apprenticeship.
Must be a citizen of a country with in the European Economic Area (EEA) or have the right of abode in the UK AND have been ordinarily resident in the EEA for at least the previous 3 years on the first day of learning.
Learning and assessment
Theory work & learning materials delivered online with photographic, video & audio evidence being collected through the Onefile E-Portfolio platform, supported by off site technical training at Myerscough College as required, either block-release or day-release.
The employer will have access to their apprentices Onefile E-Portfolio so they can monitor progress & work that has been set by the tutor.
The qualification is made up of a number of mandatory units designed to have maximum relevance to the job & integrate with day to day responsibilities.
An employer must allow an apprentice 20% of their working week to undertake work required to complete their apprenticeship (this is a legal requirement) & will include any college attendance required.
There will be an end point assessment, conducted by an independent assessor.
All components must be passed for the apprentice to meet the apprenticeship standard & these will include:
- Professional Discussion
- Practical Assessment (a synoptic practical exercise in the form of an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
There will be 3 levels of achievement: Pass, Merit & Distinction
In the unlikely event of an apprentice needing to resit an End Point Assessment (or elements of the End Point Assessment), then the employer will be responsible for funding these additional costs.
On successful completion of the End Point Assessment the learner will be awarded the RCVS – accredited Licence to Practise Veterinary Nursing qualification at Level 3 Students achieving this apprenticeship standard will be eligible to apply for professional registration with the RCVS
Typical jobs apprentices will be able to progress onto on completion of this Apprenticeship will depend on the qualifications and experience gained, but could include working in a veterinary practice.
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