Our Vision

“To dissolve the imaginary boundaries between subject expertise and compassionate nursing care.”




Bottle Green Training (BGT) has been delivering excellent training for the animal care industry since 1999. Based in Derbyshire, BGT offers apprenticeships in Level 2 Animal Care, Level 3 Veterinary nursing Small Animal and Equine practice and awarded overall grades of Good from Ofsted, 2022.

The team is drawn from highly qualified, experienced, practising nurses who enjoy sharing their considerable knowledge. By teaching in small groups, tutors are fully engaged with the needs of the apprentices. Along with an impressive Safeguarding and Additional Learning Support team, BGT provides holistic support and maintains strong relationships with practices nationally. Consistent high pass rates, ensures a continued and valued provision for the veterinary industry.

BGT, as a unique organisation firmly believes it offers the very best opportunity for apprentices and practices within the equine and small animal industry .

BGT's Core Values...


Respect for others, even when we feel challenged.


Nurturing to ensure we get the best out of each and every individual.


Collaboration with employers to maximise staff efficiency through the development of knowledge, skills and professional responsibility.

Our End Point Assessment Pass Rates

Level 2 Animal Care & Welfare
Level 3 VN Small Animal
Level 3 VN Equine

Why Choose Bottle Green Training?

  • Our small class sizes enable us to get to know all our apprentices well. 
  • We can tailor our sessions to suit everyone and ensure the best possible experience is gained. 
  • We provide a holistic learning experience for apprentices and employers through our outstanding tutors and support. 
  • Our inspirational team are very much apprentice and employer focused and train the nurses to be the best version of themselves and contribute valuable knowledge and experience to the veterinary profession.


"I cannot thank the staff at Bottle Green enough for the support that they gave me while I was studying to become and RVN. Without them I would not be able to say that I have made my lifelong goal of becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse. They were able to adapt their way of teaching to my own way of learning, and when I was struggling with my studies and at my lowest, they assisted me in 1-1 tutoring to help me pass my final exams. I would not be where I am without the dedication all tutors put into their teaching and support for their students. I can now say that I am the most confident I have ever been, and I have even managed to become head nurse of our branch practice, which I never thought I would be able to say. Everyone at Bottle Green Training is the best!"  Jodie

"I just wanted to send you an update on my life and where my veterinary career has taken me!

Today I got my accreditation from the AVECC TN as a VTS(ECC). A massive achievement that, when thinking of the place I was in when achieving my L3 diploma, I didn’t imagine I would ever get to this stage.

I’m one of the senior ECC nurses at SASH in Sydney Australia and I’m one of the nurse trainers for the department.  It’s times like this when I reflect on my Veterinary Nursing career and I think it if wasn’t for people like you and everyone at BGT pushing me through my nursing qualification I wouldn’t have advanced to where I am today. I’ve still got Shaun by my side pushing me to every one of my achievements and I’m just so grateful for all the support I’ve ever been given!

I guess it goes to show when things seem tough and there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel, things can turn themselves around and with time, dedication and a lot of support you can achieve whatever you want to!

Thank you for everything again!"  Alex