Medivet Training College FAQs

Where is the Medivet Training College?
The Medivet Training College is based in Watford, Hertfordshire.

How old do I have to be to apply for the Diploma in Veterinary Nursing?
The course is open to students 18 years of age and over.

What qualifications do I need to enroll onto Medivet’s veterinary nurse course?
We require 5 GCSE qualifications at Grade C or above. These must include English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject. Functional skills in Maths and English at Level 2 are accepted should you not have Grade C at GCSE.

Alternative qualifications will also be accepted instead of GCSE Science. These include a Veterinary Care Assistant certificate, Animal Nursing Assistant award or a National Diploma. Proof of GCSE Maths and English at Grade C will still need to be provided.

Degree level qualifications allow direct entry onto our veterinary nursing course – if Maths and English are not evident in your degree, then we will also need evidence of GCSE Maths and English at Grade C.

Overseas qualifications will need to be translated and assessed by UK NARIC for their equivalency. You can find out more information here:

How long is the course?
This is a three year, work-based learning course. That means you will work full-time within a Medivet training practice and also attend our veterinary nursing college one day per week.

How much are the course fees?
£1,000 per year to Medivet employees. This can be paid via instalments.

How do I apply for a college place at Medivet Training College?
You must be employed as a patient care assistant by Medivet in order to enroll onto the course. You will then become a student veterinary nurse once the next school year starts.

If you have the necessary qualifications, and are aged 18 or over, please take a look at our current vacancies webpage. Alternatively, you can send your CV along with a covering letter and your preferred locations to our HR department at

Can I view a college prospectus?
Yes, we have a college prospectus online available as an ebook or you can download a printable PDF version here.

For further information, please feel free to contact our friendly team on
01923 470 015 or email