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Goddard Veterinary Nursing College has been rated a good provider by Ofsted

Goddard Veterinary Nursing College has been rated a good provider by Ofsted

Veterinary Nursing College Celebrates Glowing Ofsted Report

1 year ago

2nd December, 2022 08h57


ONE of London’s leading training centres for veterinary nurses has been praised by Ofsted inspectors.

Goddard Veterinary Nursing College is celebrating after receiving an overall grading of good following its first full Ofsted inspection, and was rated good in all areas, including its quality of education, apprenticeships and leadership and management. 

Based at Wanstead Veterinary Hospital in East London, the college accepts most of its students from vet practices all over London and the home counties and consistently achieves high pass rates that are significantly above the national average. It is part of Goddard Veterinary Group, which operates 44 veterinary practices and three veterinary hospitals in and around Greater London. 

At the time of the inspection, Goddard Veterinary Nursing College, which is one of only three such apprentice training centres in London, had 34 students on its Registered Veterinary Nurse course and 15 students working towards their Level 2 animal care and welfare assistant qualification.

Ofsted inspectors found that the college’s apprentices learn and work in very supportive environments and value the support they receive from the tutors and clinical coaches. 

In their report the inspectors said: “Apprentices’ academic and welfare needs are met well. Apprentices enjoy their training and would recommend it to others. Leaders and managers have a clear rationale for delivering their training. They aim to train apprentices so they become skilled veterinary practitioners and develop a career in the sector.”

The report also highlights how the college helps apprentices “gain substantial new skills and knowledge related to their jobs and develop the workplace behaviours required for working in veterinary practices and hospitals”.

Group Training Manager and Head of Centre at the college, Emma Eve-Raw, said the team is delighted with the results of the inspection.

She said: “To receive such positive feedback from Ofsted is very rewarding. Our team prides itself on inspiring the next generation of veterinary nurses and veterinary nursing assistants and we have a flexible approach to give students the best chance of reaching their full potential.

“We offer hybrid learning to make it easier to balance studying alongside working in practice and every student is assessed to find out how they best learn, so their course can be tailored to suit them.

“We are also very proud of our teaching team, as we have more than 100 years of RVN experience between us and our senior teaching team spends time in practice every year to ensure their practical knowledge is kept up to date.”

Tom Flynn, Goddard Veterinary Group Clinical Director, added: “Goddard Veterinary Group has always been very committed to nurse training, recognising the key role that nurses play in the success of our practices and in providing great care for pets and clients. 

“Emma and her team can feel rightly proud that that their hard work and commitment to nurse training and education has been recognised in this great result following our first full Ofsted inspection.”

Goddard Veterinary Nursing College opened in 2005 and began offering apprenticeships in 2020. For more information about the college and how to apply, visit /

Goddard Veterinary Group is part of VetPartners, which also has a school for veterinary nurses in Dorset and a Hampshire-based school for equine veterinary nurses.

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