The UK’s largest provider of veterinary nurse training, the College of Animal Welfare, has chosen City and Guilds to award its veterinary nurse provision.
CAW has been evaluating the choice of awarding body following the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ (RCVS) announcement to close its awarding body – RCVS Awards – last year.
Commenting on the decision, Leslie Heaton-Smith, director of CAW, said: “Choosing City and Guilds was based on a number of factors and taken after lengthy consideration and extensive discussion with both City and Guilds and Central Qualifications.
“Our main priority was to cause minimum disruption in transferring our students and training practices from the RCVS to a new awarding body. We feel that by going with City and Guilds we will achieve this.”
CAW has already built up a relationship with City and Guilds, having worked with it for many years, most notably with the development of the veterinary care assistants qualification.
Under City and Guilds, students will take their online theory examinations at college and discussions are also underway to also enable students to take their OSCE examinations at college.
For more information visit CAW’s website.