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Which course providers are currently accredited?

It is expected that further providers and subject areas will become available over the coming months.

You can access further information on the CertAVN, and VN Futures, on the VN Futures website.

Related FAQs

  • The CertAVN will allow RVNs to gain an accredited qualification at graduate level, whereas the DipAVN was at undergraduate level.

    The CertAVN also comprises fewer credits allowing for a potentially shorter programme and more specific modular content.

  • This will depend on your programme provider, but the certificate is most likely to be at Level 6 or Level 7, i.e. graduate or post-graduate level.

    The CertAVN is a graduate post-registration qualification, therefore the lowest achievement level will be at a level 6, but it also allows for incorporation into further extended study such as Masters degrees.

  • Each programme provider will have specific criteria for their entry requirements – and you can see the current list of providers.

  • This will depend upon the entry requirements for each programme, however, the CertAVN should be available to all RVNs and your previous experience will also be taken into account.

  • Yes – this is a post-registration qualification, therefore, only available once you have registered as a veterinary nurse with the RCVS. Stipulation on how long you must have been registered will be at the discretion of the programme provider.

  • Costs and fees will be available on the providers’ websites. Please be aware there are also fees payable to the RCVS, which you can view on the Fees page.

    Funding support may be available to you, depending on how much funding you have already accessed during your training. You can access further information on government funding.

  • The CertAVN has allowed the providers to develop niche areas for further training and development, so you now have the option to train in the specific area of your choosing. The programme subjects will be available on the providers’ websites.

    Module content will be released to you upon enrolment to the programme.

  • The majority of these programmes are based on a blended learning approach, with the majority of your work completed remotely. However, there is likely to be an expectation of some attended sessions.

    You should check this when you contact the provider and ensure you can feasibly travel to the relevant campus if required.