menu icon
Book your open day visit nowClick to book open day

Different course options

Study mode



1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Veterinary Studies / Animal Care Teaching / Training

Course type


Course Summary

The Postgraduate Certificate in Veterinary Education aims to facilitate skills and knowledge in all areas of teaching and assessment, to maintain evidence based professional practice, and to develop competent and reflective practitioners.

On successful completion of the programme, you will be better able to:

  • Evaluate educational theories, methods and practice which can be applied to Veterinary Education
  • Develop, design and deliver courses and programmes using a wide range of appropriate course development and delivery tools
  • Appraise curriculum design and models to ensure that teaching methods comply with standards and quality appropriate to the level of skill development
  • Select and use appropriate assessment and evaluation strategies to ensure that learning outcomes are met
  • Identify, critically assess and address the emerging needs of the training requirements to match the demands of the local provision
  • Adopt new teaching technologies to maximise skill development
  • Be a reflective and self-evaluative practitioner
  • Critically appraise research in veterinary and related educational fields, and develop skills to undertake qualitative and quantitative research using appropriate methodologies
  • Continue to develop independent and lifelong learning skills to promote your own personal and professional development as a veterinary educator, researcher and leader.


This module builds on the concepts covered in module 1 and provides a broad overview of how they may be applied practically in veterinary and para-veterinary education. The units of study are designed to cover the elements needed to achieve FHEA: Curriculum design and innovation Workplace learning Leadership and self-regulated learners Evaluating strategies and employability

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

You need a bachelor's degree or equivalent. RVNs applying to the PGCert without the equivalent of a UK degree will, if successful, have the bridging module applied automatically as part of their offer conditions.