If you are a practice looking to support your student veterinary nurse and are not yet an accredited training practice, or if you are wanting to look at our current nurse training discounts, then you may find the following information useful.

What is an RCVS approved Training Practice (TP)?

A veterinary practice that is approved by the RCVS to offer clinical placements/employment for students.

If your veterinary practice does not have all the resources for full Training Practice approval, you may be able gain ‘auxiliary training practice’ (TP) status.

What’s in it for you?

Reaseheath College as your affiliated approved ‘Centre for veterinary nursing’ will offer consistent support and on-going quality assurance through the approval process.

You will be allocated a Veterinary Nursing Training Practice Liaison/Assessor – as your dedicated point of contact.

When a practice provides ‘clinical coaches’ Reaseheath will provide training at no extra cost to your practice.

As an approved Training Practice (TP) you will play a vital role in providing vocational training and clinical experience for student vet nurses – you’ll be ensuring the next generation are industry ready

My practice does not have a clinical coach

This is an are we can provide training for, however, there does need to be a named Veterinary Nurse or Veterinary Surgeon willing to assist the Student Veterinary Nurse with their training whilst on the course. There is the equivalent of an e-portfolio (CSL) that the clinical coach must assist with and we recommend an hour a week to be spent with the student to complete logs and to assess their progress.

What is involved with a set up visit?

A member of our nursing team will be in touch with the practice when we have received confirmation of your support for the trainee nurse you are providing the placement for. A date and time will be organised for a visit to take place, this will include completion of paperwork and a thorough tour of the practice and its equipment to ensure it achieves all the criteria to become accredited as a Training Practice. The visit will take around two hours to complete, this is preferably done with the practice principle or Head Veterinary Nurse.

Should you have any questions regarding training practices, please contact helena.knight@reaseheath.ac.uk or phone 01270 616490.