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Education Committee (formerly Education Policy & Specialisation Committee)

 

Terms of reference

The terms of reference for the Education Committee are to set the policy for undergraduate and postgraduate education and training of veterinary surgeons and determine the requirements for those seeking registration, for the award of qualifications under the Charter, for continuing professional development and for recognition as RCVS Advanced Practitioner and RCVS Specialist. (View full terms of reference)

 

Members

 

Committee Secretary

Britta Crawford (T 020 7202 0777, E b.crawford@rcvs.org.uk)

 

Meeting dates

 

Full terms of reference 

  1. The Education Committee shall set the policy for undergraduate and postgraduate education and training of veterinary surgeons and determine the requirements for those seeking registration, for the award of qualifications under the Charter, for continuing professional development, and for recognition as RCVS Advanced Practitioner and RCVS Specialist.

 2. The Committee shall develop and keep under review education and training requirements for registration, and in particular shall:

 

-       define "day 1 competences" and advise on the content of the veterinary undergraduate curriculum;

 

-       oversee the approval process and ongoing monitoring of veterinary degrees and international recognition agreements, considering sub-committee reports on appointment of visitors, visitation reports, follow-up reports and annual monitoring reports from veterinary schools, sub-committee reports on overseas degrees from other accrediting bodies, and sub-committee reports on operation of the statutory membership examination;

 

-       make decisions on recognition of registrable veterinary degrees;

 

-       make recommendations to Council on the regulations governing the statutory membership examination and on the regulations governing practice by students.

 

 3.The Committee shall develop and keep under review policy for continuing professional development, revalidation and postgraduate training and qualifications, and in particular shall:

 

-       define "year 1 competences" and monitor the postgraduate development phase;

 

-       set the requirements for and monitor continuing professional development within the profession;

 

-       develop and maintain a framework of College postgraduate awards, receiving reports from sub-committees on the standards for College-awarded certificates, diplomas and fellowships, examinations and accreditation of other recognised postgraduate qualifications as part of the framework;

 

-       define the requirements for RCVS Advanced Practitioner and RCVS Specialist status, receiving reports from sub-committees on the maintenance of lists for Advanced Practitioners and Specialists; and

 

-       recommend to Council amendments to the certificate and diploma and Fellowship bye-laws.

 

The Committee shall recommend fees to the Operational Board for candidates, examiners and visitors, Advanced Practitioners, Specialists and Fellows.

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