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New SQP Qualification Launched For Veterinary Nurses

10 months ago

10th September, 2019 20h10

The College of Animal Welfare

The College of Animal Welfare now offers the VetSkill Level 4 Certificate for Suitably Qualified Persons (SQP) – Companion Animal qualification, becoming the first training provider approved by VetSkill to deliver the qualification.  

Successful completion of the course allows veterinary nurses to register as an SQP on the VetSkill SQP register, qualifying them to prescribe and dispense POM-VPS and NFA-VPS medicines to companion animals.

Delivered via distance learning, the qualification covers the legislation and professional responsibilities behind the role of an SQP, as well as companion animal anatomy and physiology, disease and parasite management and supplying veterinary medicines to owners. Distance learning provision means the programme can be started at any time and all study materials can be accessed from the colleges online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Frank Taylor, Vice Principal Veterinary Studies at The College of Animal Welfare, said: “It is essential that SQP training covers how to effectively advise animal owners on the safe use of appropriate medicines and ensure that statutory requirements are respected. This course will equip veterinary nurses with the knowledge needed to undertake this role responsibly.”

The VetSkill Level 4 Certificate for Suitably Qualified Persons (SQP) – Companion Animal qualification is available to study now. For more information about the programme visit  or contact the college on 01480 422060.

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