Supporting you and your employees

We are committed to providing you and your employees with a service that is second to none and helps your business to grow and thrive.

We are passionate about providing quality training and education as we believe that knowledge is the key to raising standards in animal welfare. We want your employees to succeed and will do our utmost to support them through their time at college and beyond to enable them to achieve their future goals and have a rewarding and long career in their chosen field.

Read more about our commitment to you.

Providing skills for businesses

The College of Animal Welfare offers a variety of training options for businesses in the veterinary and animal care field. Whether you are a small or large business, quality training has been shown to increase productivity and profitability. We offer up-to-date learning in the classroom, workplace, or online environment, and can deliver the training you request and need. We can design tailor made education, short courses, or programme development to your specification. In addition to this, we may be able to help you gain access to government funded training such as apprenticeships.

We seek to understand the needs of each individual employer to provide the training that will directly help your business succeed. We deliver quality courses with experienced staff who are not only effective trainers but understand individual and specific business requirements.

If you would like to discuss how we can help you and your business, please contact us.

Providing a work placement for a student veterinary nurse

We currently have diploma and degree level student veterinary nurses looking for unpaid work placements in veterinary practices across the UK.

By offering a placement opportunity to a full-time student you can gain a keen and enthusiastic extra pair of hands in your practice and, where eligible, take advantage of a wide range of benefits including voucher rewards, free TP Approval, clinical coach training, eLibrary access and discounts and offers on selected CAW courses and congresses.

All students on placement are unpaid and the length of time they are in each placement can vary from a full time block of a few weeks, to spending four days per week in your practice for up to two years!

Find out more about taking a student on work placement.

National Minimum Wage Implications for Student Veterinary Nurses

Training Practice Approval

Training Practice approval is a quality assurance mechanism to maintain high standards of training.

If you are a veterinary practice looking to become involved in veterinary nurse training you will need to be approved as either a Training and Assessment Practice (TP) or an Auxiliary Training and Assessment Practice (aTP) by an Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) approved Primary Centre.

In March 2001 The College of Animal Welfare became the first Veterinary Nursing Approved Centre (VNAC) to be appointed by the RCVS, and have since become the largest Primary Centre in the UK supporting over 300 practices.

Find out how to become a Training Practice.

Bespoke Training and Consultancy

We have worked with many of the UK’s leading animal welfare organisations for a number of years, providing bespoke training, eLearning solutions and consultancy to support organisations with their staff training needs.

Find out how bespoke training and consultancy could work for you.