Become A Training Practice
In order to train Veterinary Nurses, veterinary practices have to be approved as a training practice (TP) or auxiliary training practice (aTP) by an approved centre.
Each practice approved by us will be allocated an Internal Quality Assurer (IQA) who will carry out annual monitoring and approval visits. The IQA will be the point of contact for the practice and will liaise regularly with the practice.
Once a practice has expressed an interest in becoming an approved TP or aTP, an IQA will contact the practice to organise and complete a formal approval process. Once the approval is complete, the assessor will make a recommendation to the RCVS following completion of any actions.
What is the difference between a TP or aTP?
A TP meets all the requirements for training veterinary nurses however an aTP does not meet the full requirements but agrees to a secondment process where their students can access part of their training at an alternative approved training practice.
LSVN will offer clinical coach training as part of the support it offers its approved TP’s and aTP’s.
A clinical coach is either a Registered Veterinary Nurse or qualified veterinary surgeon working within the approved training practice to mentor the student through the course. They will be responsible for supporting the learner to complete the electronic skills log.
Clinical coaches must provide evidence of clinical coach training and upload their CPD every year to meet the requirements of the RCVS. Clinical Coaches must also submit their CV and job description prior to undertaking the clinical coach training as a prerequisite. A clinical coach job description must include your role as a clinical coach and the hours allocated to learner training.
Clinical coaches and practice principles will be required to attend one standardisation event yearly to maintain their role as a coach, LSVN also offers electronic skills log training courses to its approved training practices.
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