Course Information

The following information will provide guidance to the course equipment and books that may be needed. This will be discussed further during the induction week and the first few weeks of the course.


Equipment Required

  • A4 note book
  • Minimum 2 lever arch files or similar
  • Memory stick
  • Pens
  • Calculator

Recommended Reading


Copies of these texts will be available in the Learning Resource Centre. You may purchase your own copy if you wish, but it is not essential. Please see your Programme Manager for guidance

  • Blood, D.C., Studdert, V.P. and Gay, C.C. (2006) Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (3rd Ed.) Saunders (W.B.) Co. Ltd. London.
  • Masters, J. and Martin, C. (Eds) (2007) Animal Nursing Assistant Textbook. Elsevier Ltd. Philadelphia.
  • Lane, D., Cooper, B. and Turner, L. (2007) BSAVA Textbook of Veterinary Nursing (5th Ed.) BSAVA. London.
  • Welsh, Elizabeth, (Ed) (2003) Anaesthesia for Veterinary Nurses. Blackwell Science Ltd.
  • Martin, C. and Masters, J. (2007) Textbook of Veterinary Surgical Nursing. Butterworth Heineman. London.

Additional Requirements / Information

You will also need to bring

  • GCSE Certificates
  • Key Skills/Functional Skills Certificates
  • Relevant Qualification Certificates
  • National Insurance Number
  • Photo ID (i.e Passport, Driving License)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
Download the course handbook

TCCG Group Colleges

Bicton College, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7BY Telephone: 01395 562300 Email: enquiries@bicton.ac.uk