Royal Veterinary College
At the Royal Veterinary College we offer high quality independent CPD to inform, entertain and challenge vets and vet nurses from many areas of clinical practice. Whether you are looking for tutor-moderated intensive online learning, interactive online lectures, onsite ultrasound workshops or practical hands-on courses then we have the course for you.
About the Organisation
At the Royal Veterinary College we offer high quality independent CPD to inform, entertain and challenge vets and vet nurses from many areas of clinical practice. We are proud that our CPD provides deep learning opportunities with tutors who are at the top of their clinical fields and are passionate committed educators. Whether you are looking for tutor-moderated intensive online learning, interactive online lectures, onsite ultrasound workshops or practical hands-on courses then we have the course for you. We are also pleased to offer courses that support learning outcomes for many CertAVP modules.
Our extensive range of onsite courses aim to challenge and stimulate delegates. We offer a selection of lecture-based courses and hands-on practical courses in small groups, covering a variety of topics relevant to companion animal, exotic species, equine clinical practice, and professional skills.
Our practical hands-on courses cover a broad range of different topics for veterinarians in large or small animal practice. Each year we run popular tried and tested surgery and abdominal and echocardiography scanning courses for all levels of experience as well as introducing new surgery courses to challenge and excite. All of our practical courses have limited spaces to enhance learning so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Our interactive lecture-based courses aim to provide participants with invaluable tips to take back to practice with them. During the course, delegates will be involved in case-based discussions and have the time and opportunity to discuss the subject in more detail with the tutors and their colleagues.
A convenient and flexible way to earn CPD hours without leaving home is to indulge in one of our tutor-moderated online learning experiences.
e-CPD courses at the RVC allow veterinarians and veterinary nurses from around the world to participate in interactive and in-depth online learning. The courses offered cover a range of topics relevant to companion animal and equine clinical practice. The courses are moderated by expert clinical staff. Depending on the course topic, they consist of a mixture of case presentations and assessment, radiographs, downloadable reference sources (notes, textbook references and relevant journal articles), quizzes, weblinks and online asynchronous discussions.
There is no need to log on at any particular time of the day or night so the courses can be completed in your own time. However, you do need to be able to spend at least six hours each week on the course and log on several times throughout each week to get maximum benefit. There are tasks to complete each week and usually deadlines to meet midweek and at the end of the week.
For most e-CPD courses veterinarians can earn up to 42 hours formal CPD and another 10 hours informal CPD as permitted by the RCVS. Nurses can earn up to 24 CPD hours. This means that you can exceed your yearly CPD requirement in one course! At a cost of less than £20 per CPD hour they are one of the most cost-effective independent CPD forums in Europe.
The courses are internet-based so no special software or computer skills are required – you don’t have to be a computer geek to enjoy and participate fully! The unique feature of the RVC e-CPD courses is that they are much more than just an online information delivery mechanism. Interactive activities occur throughout the course, tutor input is extensive and integral to the participants’ learning, and veterinarians can share their clinical experiences with, and learn from, a diverse group of colleagues. Veterinarians and veterinary nurses participate from all parts of the UK and abroad including Australia, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad, the United Arab Emirates and the USA.
The format of e-CPD is not for everyone. It does not suit everyone’s learning preferences, they require commitment and self-discipline and they can be challenging to fit into a busy life. They involve tutor-supported but also self-directed learning – so that more than in any other form of CPD you get out of it what you put in. You also have to make your own coffee. But for those who can commit the time, like to learn at their own pace, at times convenient to their work, family and social life, have time to reflect on their learning, be part of an active discussion forum, have the flexibility to explore topics in greater depth or simply those who wish to avoid having to travel and be away from home or work to participate in CPD, e-CPD is an ideal CPD format. Course numbers are limited to enhance participants’ learning experience and in 2017 most courses were fully booked. So it is wise to book early to avoid disappointment.
It is also important to fully consider where you are going to find the time to do the course each week – the extra hours needed will not magically appear in your life. These courses are intense and we make no apology for that. They take time which can be challenging if you do not set aside specific times to do the work. You schedule time off work to attend a face-to-face CPD course so if your work and home life is very full why not consider booking time off each week to enable you to participate fully in, and get the maximum benefit from, the rich online learning experience of e-CPD?
Our selection of online anytime courses are great value for busy practitioners seeking quality CPD at a time of their choice. Whether you have two hours to watch a recorded webinar or perhaps a bit more time to spend on a recorded Webinar Plus course, you are sure to find something of interest in our extensive online anytime library.
Priced at £20 for a one hour webinar or £30 for a two-hour webinar they are great value for busy practitioners seeking quality CPD at a time of their choice. Participants will receive a copy of the slides and/or notes to support their viewing session and a certificate for two CPD hours. Participants gain access to the webinar for two weeks which allows them to view it at their leisure and convenience as well as review aspects as needed to enhance their learning.
We now offer the opportunity to purchase fully recorded Webinar Plus courses at any time of the year to suit your schedule. These are based on courses that have run live in previous years where the tutors are happy that the content is still up to date and relevant. They contain all of the learning material (webinars, reading material, slides, self-assessment exercises) but are not tutor moderated. A set of FAQs is available for each course which represents the questions and concerns previous participants have had and the tutor responses. The fee for recorded Webinar Plus courses is £199 and participants can earn 12 CPD hours.
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