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High-Quality Distance Learning Veterinary Nurse/Technician CPD

Learn Wherever You Are, At Your Own Pace

Increase your skills, knowledge and confidence with 24/7 access from your laptop, tablet or mobile no matter where you are in the world, and fit your learning around the workings of a busy practice. 

Once you join, you will be part of an international programme with participants from all over the world. 

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Available Programmes:

Surgical Nursing Distance Learning

Surgical Nursing Distance Learning

Start Date
1 March 2021
Length:
8 Modules over 15 months
Prices
Pay as you learn options available
Nursing Anaesthesia Distance Learning

Nursing Anaesthesia Distance Learning

Start Date
1 March 2021
Length:
8 Modules over 15 months
Prices
Pay as you learn options available

Distance Learning Details

Access globally, study whenever and wherever you are 24/7

Progress your learning and work towards an NCert/ VTCert/ VPPCert qualification accredited by ISVPS

Learn at your own pace with interactive and engaging modules

Support and guidance from a Module Tutor who is highly experienced in their field

Additional guidance and support from a dedicated programme tutor team

World-class Learning Management System
Access via a laptop, mobile or tablet device
A discussion forum to network with your peers and Module Tutors

Benefits for you:

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Achieve a qualification to help you progress your career

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Increase your skills, knowledge and confidence in dealing with more complex cases 

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Demonstrate your ambition and commitment to professional
self-improvement
 

Benefits for your clients:

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Improved animal care and welfare 

N

Increase in nursing clinic options 

N

Reassurance that their pet is in safe hands 

Benefits for your practice:

N
Increased practice revenues
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Improved productivity
N

Transferable knowledge and skills within practice 

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Enhanced opportunity for interprofessional sharing of best practice 

Extend your knowledge, skills and work towards an achievable qualification

Our Distance Learning NCert/VTCert/VPPCert Programmes offer you structured learning and enable you to access training whilst working around your busy practice life. You can choose to gain new knowledge and skills to take back to practice or you can work towards an achievable qualification. You will be required to indicate at the time of booking which certificate you think you are eligible for.

NCert/ VTCert: Requirements for Certificate registration

The following may be eligible to enrol on to the programme:

  • Qualified RVNs/VNs who have attended formal training and have a qualification in veterinary nursing which can be supported with a certificate or their RCVS number. RVCS number or qualification certificate to be uploaded at registration
  • Veterinary technicians who have attended formal training and have a Veterinary Technicians qualification which can be supported with a certificate. Certificate to be uploaded at registration
  • All applicants must be working in a veterinary practice or be able to have access to a veterinary practice in order to be able to complete the written assessment (for example, you may need to ensure that this applies if you are a qualified veterinary nurse or technician working in the veterinary industry)
  • Delegates can start the programme as soon as they have graduated/qualified and will be eligible for examination and assessment on completion of the programme
  • In order to register for the certificate assessments, all delegates must have completed all modules of the programme
  • Examination candidates must complete and pass the below:
    • Written assessment (clinical audit)
    • 25 MCQ exam
    • A 10 station practical spot test (this is an applied theory interactive examination, which is taken online and is not a demonstration of skill competency)
  • Successful candidates will receive a printed certificate, be included on ISVPS register of NCert/VTCert holders and be permitted to use the post-nominals associated with the certificate.

Please note that all eligibility  is reviewed and cannot be guaranteed. Applications may be sent to examiner/academic chair for review/approval and their decision on eligibility is undisputable.

VPPCert: registration requirements

UK applicants

The following may be eligible to enrol on to the programme:

  • Veterinary Nurses who have not attended formal training and therefore do not have a supporting certificate but have been working in practice in a Veterinary Nurse/Technician role for at least 2 years prior to the programme start date
  • All delegates must be working in veterinary practice/clinical setting for the duration of the programme and certificate completion (in order to be able to complete the written assessment)
  • All 3 of the eligibility documents below to be uploaded:
        • a recent CV*(this should demonstrate that you have been working within a veterinary practice for at least 2 years prior to the programme start date)
        • a signed letter from your employer stating that you are working in a veterinary practice in a nursing/technician role*
        • a self-statement letter explaining your nursing experience and the relevance of taking the programme to your career*

Applicants who are not formally trained Veterinary Nurses/Technicians, such as laboratory research assistants, may apply but must provide all three of the support documents listed above.*

  • In order to register for the certificate assessments, all delegates must have completed all modules of the training programme
  • Examination candidates must complete and pass the following:
    • Written assessment (clinical audit)
    • 25 MCQ exam
    • 10 station practical spot test (this is an applied theory interactive examination, which is taken online and is not a demonstration of skill competency)
  • Successful candidates will receive a printed certificate, be included on ISVPS register of VPP certificate holders and be permitted to use the post-nominals associated with the certificate

 

*Please note that all eligibility is reviewed and cannot be guaranteed. Applications may be sent to the examiner/academic chair for review/approval and their decision on eligibility is undisputable. 

 

Non-UK applicants

The following may be eligible to enrol on to the programme:

  • All applicants must have been working in a veterinary practice/clinical setting for at least 2 years prior to starting the Programme
  • All applicants must be working in a veterinary practice/ clinical setting for the duration of the programme and certificate completion (to be able to complete the written assessment).*
  • All 3 of the eligibility documents below to be uploaded:                       
        • a recent CV*(this should demonstrate that you have been working within a veterinary practice for at least 2 years prior to the programme start date)
        • a signed letter from your employer stating that you are working in a veterinary practice in a nursing/technician role*
        • a self-statement letter explaining your nursing experience and the relevance of taking the programme to your career*

Applicants who are not formally trained Veterinary Nurses/Technicians, such as laboratory research assistants, may apply but must provide all three of the support documents listed above.*

  • In order to register for the certificate assessments, all delegates must have completed all modules of the training programme
  • Examination candidates must complete and pass the following:
    • Written assessment (clinical audit)
    • 25 MCQ exam
    • 10 station practical spot test (this is an applied theory interactive examination, which is taken online and is not a demonstration of skill competency)
  • Successful candidates will receive a printed certificate, be included on ISVPS register of VPP certificate holders and be permitted to use the post-nominals associated with the certificate

 

*Please note that all eligibility is reviewed and cannot be guaranteed. Applications may be sent to the examiner/academic chair for review/approval and their decision on eligibility is undisputable.

 

Please note that all written assessments and examinations are to be completed in English

Nursing Certificate Distance Learning

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What happens if I fail an ISVPS assessment?
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