Lite Limited is a specialist training provider for the animal care industry. Established in 1985, we deliver high quality apprenticeship training which is reflected in our high apprenticeship achievement rates and high scores in both learner and employer satisfaction surveys.

We retained our Ofsted grade 2 (Good) in June 2018 when Ofsted Inspectors identified particularly high success rates in Veterinary Nursing and praised apprentices development of a wide range of good quality work skills. View the full report here.

Our staff/tutors are all well qualified in their field having worked in the veterinary environment/kennel and catteries and related animal care employment for a number of years. They follow a regular programme of CPD to ensure that they are up to date with new practices. We have fully equipped classrooms with White Boards and interactive assessment systems. We provide additional support using our own Virtual Learning Environment.


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Become an Apprentice

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

As an apprentice you will:

  • work alongside experienced staff

  • gain job-specific skills

  • earn a wage and get holiday pay

  • get time for study related to your role (usually one day a week)

To begin training as an apprentice, you will need to be employed in a suitable position for a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Apprenticeships take 1 to 5 years to complete depending on their level.

Current Apprenticeship Vacancies

Our current apprenticeship vacancies can be found here:

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Animal Care & Welfare Apprenticeship

This intermediate apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in a range of animal care vocations, including veterinary care, kennels, catteries and dog daycare. It may be used as an alternative to Science for entry to the Veterinary Nursing Diploma. 

Veterinary Nursing Apprenticeship

This Level 3 Diploma is accepted by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) as a formal route of registration as a Veterinary Nurse.

Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Animal Care

Develop the skills and knowledge required to work in the dog grooming industry. This intermediate apprenticeship is for those who are bathing, drying and assisting with the basic running of the salon. 

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Additional Courses/Qualifications Lite has to offer

Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking

You will gain the practical skills and knowledge that are important for working as a competent dog walker. You could also progress to further learning and training in this area.

Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Pet Sitting

You will gain the practical skills and knowledge that are important for working as a pet sitter. Pet sitting can involve looking after a wide range of animals to include cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs, through exotics, pet pigs, chickens, sheep or goats, for example.

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Lite Limited are an approved City & Guilds Centre and are registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) as a Veterinary Nursing Assessment Centre (VNAC). We are also an accredited school of Veterinary Nursing with ACOVENE

"The support I have received from Lite Ltd has been wonderful. I can not thank them enough for helping me with my studies to become a Veterinary Nurse"

Christopher Appleton

Training & Education

Veterinary Nursing & Animal Care

Contact Us

St Helens:

3a Church Street, St Helens, WA10 1BA

01744 24062


23 Fletcher Street, Stockport, SK1 1DY

0161 480 4801

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