The range of qualifications available to the veterinary industry is set to increase following the approval of a new awarding organisation by qualification regulator Ofqual.

A range of new qualifications are to be offered by VetSkill. Photo credit: Pixabay – TPS Dave

Cambridgeshire-based VetSkill, which is backed by The College of Animal Welfare, gained approval from Ofqual on March 31, 2015.

Led by former head of veterinary nursing at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Libby Earle, the organisation is set to provide a range of qualifications to enhance world-class animal health and welfare.

VetSkill is already developing the first of its qualifications in animal first aid, microchipping and veterinary reception, which should be available by early summer. Work on developing a new veterinary nursing qualification is also underway.

Chief operating officer at VetSkill Libby Earle said: “We are delighted to have received approval from Ofqual to develop and deliver qualifications to the veterinary and animal care sector. “It is becoming increasingly important to people to undertake qualifications that are recognised and regulated. VetSkill will increase the range of options available for both those looking to join the industry and more experienced professionals.

The VetSkill philosophy is to provide high quality, relevant and flexible qualifications that match learner and employer aspirations.

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