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27 February 2024

The agenda for the Education Committee meeting on 27 February 2024 is below.

Unclassified papers for this meeting can be downloaded as one PDF bundle from the ‘Related documents’ box, at the bottom of the page.


Agenda Item Title Classification
1. Welcome and apologies for absence  
2. Declarations of interest  

Education Committee Minutes
a) Minutes of meeting held on 18 November 2023

b) Joint Registration and EC meeting 29 January 2024

Papers attached

Matters arising

"Education as part of the solution to Diversity and Inclusion in Farm Animal Practice"

Presentation by

N. Partheeban

5. Education Department update Oral report

Advanced Practitioner (AP) Status

a) AP statistics

Paper attached

Specialists Subcommittee

a) Minutes of the meeting held on 11 January 24.

b) List of specialists

c) Amendments to the Specialist application Guidance

Papers attached

CertAVP Subcommittee

a) Minutes of the meeting held on 21 November 2023

i. Applications for equivalence of modules

ii. Ratify decision on compensation within synoptic assessment

Paper attached

Veterinary Clinical Career Pathways (VCCP)

a) VCCP working group and Terms of reference

b) Letter from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP)

 Papers attached
10. Apprenticeships Paper attached

Statutory Membership Examination (SME)

a) Update on 2024 exam arrangements

b) Minutes from the SME Board meetings held on 8 November 2023, 30 January20 24 and 5 February 2024.

Papers attached

Primary Qualifications Subcommittee (PQSC)

a) Minutes of the meetings held on 5 December 2023 and 24 January 2024

b) SGU de-accreditation  

c) Melbourne Visit Report

d) Massey Visit Report

e) Murdoch Visit Report

f) Cambridge accreditation panel

g) Process for voluntary de-accreditation

Papers attached
13. Review of RCVS Day One Competences: Project Initiation Document (PID) Papers attached
14. Risk register
Items to add to the Risk Register
Paper attached


a) EMS policy – online OV course

b) Thematic analysis; Meeting the ENQA standards

EMS policy 2024

Papers attached
16. Date of Next Meeting 21 May 2024
Remote 9.30 start