The plan to make the initiative an annual feature in the College calendar follows a one-day event showcasing industry skills last term.
Around 100 veterinary and animal care and grooming businesses from Yorkshire and Derbyshire and students attended a trade show, lectures and demonstrations.
Adele Wright, Head of Science, Animal Care and Computing, The Sheffield College, said: “We are very pleased with the success of our pilot last term which brought education and industry experts together.”
She added: “We now want to make that an annual fixture in the College calendar as we continue to meet demand from regional employers for apprentices and students with the specialist animal care and veterinary skills that the industry needs.”
The one-day pilot event was held at The Sheffield College’s City campus on Granville Road on November 8th and organised by Hellen Jordan, Course Leader for Veterinary Care and Nursing.
The College offers full-time apprenticeships, vocational diplomas and university level foundation degrees in animal health and welfare, and veterinary nursing as well as part-time courses in animal grooming, pet nutrition, pet first aid and dog obedience.
For more information about our open days for full-time courses starting this September, visit https://www.sheffcol.ac.uk/open-days or call 0114 2602600.
Students who successfully complete a BTEC National Extended Diploma at Level 3 in Animal Management or Applied Science and meet the entry requirements, are guaranteed an interview for veterinary medicine and science degrees at the Royal Veterinary College the UK's first and largest veterinary school.