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RCVS Academy

The RCVS Academy is our digital learning platform for veterinary professionals. The Academy aims to support vets and vet nurses to meet professional standards by providing relevant, up-to-date knowledge.

Hosting a range of topics, the Academy brings together expertise across the College to offer high quality, engaging and interactive learning.

Access the Academy

  • Courses and short modules are developed by the RCVS, offering up-to-date and relevant learning to best support you.
  • Unlimited access using ‘My Account’ credentials provides flexible, optional courses relevant to your role and the ability to plan and track your learning within your ‘My Academy’ page.
  • Interactive digital tools will support your learning with activities, videos, scenarios, knowledge-testing and reflective practice, helping to apply your learning to your role.
  • Feedback tools on courses offer you the opportunity to improve and shape the future of the Academy so that we can continue to provide learning and development relevant to you.
  • Access the RCVS Academy at any time from your PC, mobile or tablet using your individual ‘My Account’ credentials, assigned through your registration with the RCVS.

Logging in

Access the Academy

Or enter the link into your browser:

If you are already logged in to ‘My Account’ you’ll head straight through, otherwise, just enter your ‘My Account’ credentials to log in.

Get in touch

If you have any queries or require further support, please contact us by emailing [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

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Academy courses

  • You can find a course in the following ways:

    • Access your ‘My Academy’ area from the top of the homepage. This is your personalised area of the Academy where you can view the courses available to you.
    • The categories on our homepage host courses with a similar subject area or for a similar target audience. You can explore courses in this way by clicking on a category of interest.
    • If you know the course name that you would like to complete, you can access it quickly by using the search function on the top right-hand side of the homepage.
  • Each course is divided into pages. You can navigate through each course by using the arrows at the bottom of the course page or by clicking on the sections in the content block of each course.

    Once you have navigated through each section you will complete the course by:

    • Clicking the button "Click to mark course as complete" at the end of each course.
    • You will then be directed to complete the end-of-course survey.
  • Unless your course is mandatory as part of your role, most of our courses offer bite-sized learning that you can complete as much or as little as you wish. Some of our courses are divided into modules which are structured to make it easier to navigate large courses and help you to choose the most relevant content.

  • Throughout your course, you will notice our bookmark icon that can save your page. View our navigational video which explains how to use our bookmark learning tool to save your last viewed page.

  • Yes, throughout your course, you will notice our notes icon that can mark your page. View our navigational video which explains how to use our notes-learning tool.

  • Yes, as veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses you are required to record your CPD using the 1CPD digital recording platform.

    You will find a link to 1CPD in the left-hand-side navigation menu. The navigation menu can be opened by clicking on the pink tab on the top left-hand side. The 1CPD link is available at the end of each course and module to help you directly record and reflect on your learning.

  • You will need to update your 1CPD record on completion of a course. You can do this by either clicking the link to 1CPD in the left-hand-side navigation menu. The 1CPD link is available at the end of each course and module to help you directly record and reflect on your learning.

    If you have the 1CPD app on your phone:

    • Open the 1CPD app
    • Click the record button at the bottom of the page
    • Click the plus sign
    • Select scan QR code
    • After scanning the QR code the page will open with the course title prepopulated.
  • Yes, at the end of each course you will be asked to complete a short survey about your learning experience. You will also be able to make comments about other areas. You can also feedback at any time by emailing us: [email protected]


  • The Academy’s courses are designed to provide you with a directed learning pathway in a particular subject area. Each course will identify which veterinary professionals it is suitable for. Learning objectives will also support you to select the courses relevant to your role and learning needs.

  • The Academy will continue to develop and launch courses on a regular basis. New courses will be announced on the homepage, and you will see them within your ‘My Academy’ area when they become available. By providing us with feedback through our surveys, you can help to guide the courses that will be available on the Academy in the future.

  • The Academy aims to offer learning that is accessible at any time to fit around busy lifestyles. Currently, we will not be hosting live webinars through the Academy. Live webinars and events will still be available with the RCVS. View upcoming events with the RCVS.

  • Currently, all veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses can access the Academy. Towards the end of this year, our student veterinary surgeons, nurses and those who are moving to the UK will also be provided with access to support their preparation to be UK-registered professionals.

  • We currently offer:

    • CPD Record & Reflect
    • Resolving complaints in practice
    • Complaints: communication, confidence & compassion
    • Informed Consent
    • Ownership Disputes
    • Microchipping
    • Wildlife
    • Strays
    • Principles of delegation
    • Leadership vs management
    • Vet GDP Adviser
    • Clinical Supervisor
    • VetGDP Graduate Induction
    • RVN Starting out
    • Working in the UK: Nurse
    • Working in the UK: Vet
    • VN pre-registration examination support
    • Accreditation Panel Member
    • Riding Establishment Inspector
  • As a registered veterinary nurse or surgeon, you are already registered to access the Academy. Simply visit the Academy site and log in using your My Account details.

    If you have forgotten your password, you can click the “forgot my password” button to reset your login details.