Advanced Nurses Certificate in Anaesthesia


The Improve International NAdvCert/VTAdvCert (Anaesth) modular training programme has been accredited by ISVPS as being a suitable education programme based on the course content and the calibre of the tutors delivering the taught course.


Candidates are required to study all areas of the course syllabus, which comprises both taught and non-taught areas. Full details of the course syllabus is included in your ISVPS enrollment booklet, which will be made available to you on registration to the course.



To achieve the NAdvCert/VTAdvCert (Anaesth), candidates are required to:

  • Attend the ISVPS-accredited modular training programme
  • Submit 1 x 2,500 written assessment
  • Submit case logs as per the candidates case log guidelines
  • Sit online examinations


Candidates will also be required to complete the following additional study:


  • Further reading on the taught subjects
  • Additional study of the non-taught areas of the course syllabus.


On successful attainment of the NAdvCert/VTAdvCert (Anaesth), candidates are awarded a personalised certificate, and their name is included in the ISVPS register of Nurses’ Certificate holders.


Frequently asked questions

How long will it take?

Following course completion, candidates have up to four years (3 x examination attempts and 1 x free deferral) to satisfy ISVPS assessment requirements to obtain the NAdvCert/VTAdvCert (Anaesth).


What if I am not successful in passing one of the components of the examination?

Candidates are required to pass all components of the examination to gain the NAdvCert/VTAdvCert (Anaesth) qualification. An administration fee is payable to re-sit the final examination or resubmit the written assessment.


How do I get started?

Candidate enrolled on accredited modular training programmes are sent information on how to register for an ISVPS examination.

Examination and Submission Dates


2023 Examination Candidates

Examination and Submission Dates

  • Registration – 31st October 2022
  • Online examinations – 27th April 2023
  • Case logs – 30th March 2023
  • Written assesment – 30th March 2023
  • Certificate results – July 2023

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