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VetSkill Holds First Northern Ireland OSCEs

4 months ago

13th November, 2023 21h31


VetSkill held OSCEs for their VetSkill VTEC Level 3 Veterinary Nursing (Companion Animal) qualification in Northern Ireland for the first time on Saturday, 11 November 2023. This is the first time that Veterinary Nursing OSCEs have ever been held in Northern Ireland.

Emma Du Beck, Practical Examinations Lead at VetSkill, expresses: 

Holding an OSCE in Northern Ireland reflects VetSkill’s inclusive approach to learning, and we loved welcoming all those who attended on the day”. 

After working closely with the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) and North West Regional College (NWRC), VetSkill has ensured geographical OSCE provision for OSCE candidates in Northern Ireland which has been welcomed by candidates, centres and employers. This 2023 OSCE was held at CAFRE with the 2024 OSCE to be held at NWRC.

Bethan Pinhey, Senior Lecturer and Programme Manager for Veterinary Nursing Courses at CAFRE, says:

We are delighted that CAFRE and Veterinary Nursing students across Northern Ireland now have the option to sit their final examinations without the additional stress and financial pressure of travel to the UK. This will make a tangible difference for students and the whole veterinary profession in Northern Ireland”.

VetSkill is an awarding organisation and end-point assessment provider offering a range of qualifications and services for centres and training providers across the UK. 

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