Veterinary CPD provider Improve International has announced two more of its small animal modular veterinary programmes have been validated by Harper Adams University.

Derma dog.
The GPCert in Dermatology is just one of the courses to gain accreditation.

The General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) in Dermatology and the GPCert in Endoscopy and Endosurgery – delivered in conjunction with the European School of Veterinary Studies (ESVPS) – can now be used as a route to gaining a postgraduate certificate (PgC).

Same academic level

Both programmes, completed by attendance only, aim to provide an updated and practical approach to these areas of practice. Their validation means success in the GPCert exam will provide 40 academic credits towards the PgC.

PgCs are accredited at master’s level seven and provide 60 credits, at least 40 of which are in the designated clinical area. The remaining 20 credits are gained by undertaking a subsequent work-based module delivered by Harper Adams University.

This places these PgCs at the same academic level as those offered by other CPD providers.


Improve International managing director David Babington said: “Our clinical taught programmes in dermatology and endoscopy and endosurgery are led by experts in their field.

“The ESVPS has responsibility for the associated assessments, while Harper Adams University brings the higher education body quality assurance to our partnership, ensuring our qualifications meet the strict criteria laid down by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education framework.”

The programmes uses a combination of review lectures, case-based discussions and practical sessions where applicable.

For more information, visit the Improve International website or telephone 01793 759159.

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