Nurse Certificate Programmes

Your journey through our Nurse Certificate programmes

Our Nurse Certificates (NCerts) are designed to take your nursing to the next level.

Our Nurse Certificates comprise:


Preparation for end-of-programme assessment

Taught sessions with accompanying notes

Practical sessions where relevant to the subject

Pre and post module online self assessment


Independent study, including online components


Support throughout your learning journey

How our Nurse Certificates work

  • The courses are held in a face to face training environment
  • You can choose to study over a period of up to three years towards the exam
  • Each module consists of
    • Pre-module preparation
    • Taught session – 6 hours
    • Post-module review and further reading
  • Pre- and post-module studying is structured around defined learning objectives and you are required to evaluate personal learning goals and record sources used for further study
  • Each taught session concludes with a discussion consisting of case-based questions occupying the final 30 minutes of the session

We Support You Every Step of the Way

You will be able to access learning resources which support you through each module ensuring you have all the information you need:

  • Comprehensive course notes
  • A defined syllabus with associated learning objectives
  • Reading lists relevant to each module and extra information sources
  • Access to our online Learning Management System which provides access to a notes library, discussion forums and other study resources
  • Pre- and post-module questions and self-assessment evaluations enabling you to track your learning
  • A dedicated Programme Tutor who will support you during your NCert programme


Entry Requirements:

In order to attain the NCert qualification delegates must be able to prove their eligibility by either uploading their veterinary nursing qualification certificate or their RCVS/VCI number to Improve once they have booked onto their programme of study. 

You can attend the modules if you are a student, or not in practice and enrolled with the RCVS; however, you will not be able to attain the NCert qualification.


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Nurse Certificates and Short Courses

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Through the application of techniques learnt on our Nurse Certificate programmes you will become more productive in practice

For you


Expand your clinical skills and knowledge to enhance patient care


Increase your confidence and job satisfaction


Help you gain an achievable qualification


Access a like-minded peer network


Fit learning around the workings of a busy practice

For your clinic


Increased practice revenues


Improved productivity


Transferable knowledge and skills within the practice


The ability to demonstrate your commitment

For your clients


Improved patient care


Increase in treatment options


Reassurance that their pet is in safe hands