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Are you looking for a full or part time course that will lead to a national qualification such as an NVQ or a degree? Are you looking for a short course covering a specific topic?

There are many career development opportunities available for those working in the animal sector. These courses are delivered by many different organisations. As well as colleges and universities, courses are also delivered by training providers, pharmaceutical companies, industry and professional bodies.

Mouse with scientistAcademic qualifications fit within something called a qualification framework. The framework contains qualifications at different levels where each level builds on the one before it.

If you already have a degree and want to extend your knowledge by completing a postgraduate qualification, use the course finder section of the website. For a more extensive list of postgraduate opportunities available in the UK visit

Postgraduate Studies for Veterinary Surgeons

The RCVS provides its own postgraduate certificate for veterinary surgeons. This is currently being updated to use a modular framework which will make the qualification more flexible. For further details about the modular certificate, visit the RCVS website.

Short Courses and CPD Opportunities

Most courses of this type fall outside the qualification framework and are usually delivered by training providers or other organisations in the form of conferences, workshops, lectures and seminars. VETNET LLN is working with a number of organisations to develop a variety of career and professional development routes for those working in the animal and veterinary related areas.