General Practitioner Certificate in Feline Practice (Distance Learning)
The Improve International GPCert(FelP) 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 taught and non-taught areas. Full details of the course syllabus will be available from Improve on registration.
The GPCert(FelP) qualification has been validated by Harper Adams University(HAU) and candidates have the option of completing the GPCert and PgC in Feline Practice, which carries 60 credits at a M Level 7. These credits can be used towards a higher qualification such as a Masters Degree.
Please contact ISVPS for further information regarding the Postgraduate Certificate.
The PgC Small Animal Feline Practice award is eligible for the RCVS Advanced Practitioner Status.
To achieve the General Practitioner Certificate in Feline Practice, awarded by ISVPS, candidates are required to
- Complete the full modular training programme
- Complete the pre-and post-module questions
- Submit 1 x 2,250-2,500 case report
- Undertake a 50 Multiple Choice Question Examination
- Undertake an Online Applied Knowledge Examination
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.
The GPCert is an entry requirement for the 60 academic credit Postgraduate Certificate (PgC), awarded by Harper Adams University. To achieve the PgC, candidates are required to:
- Undertake the General Practitioner Certificate (including all requirements listed above)
- Please contact ISVPS for further information regarding the Postgraduate Certificate.
On successful attainment of the GPCert(FelP) candidates will be awarded with a personalised certificate and their name will be included in the ISVPS register of General Practitioner Certificate holders.
Frequently asked questions
How long will it take?
Following course completion, candidates have up to four years to satisfy ISVPS assessment requirements and obtain the GPCert.
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 GPCert(FelP) qualification. Candidates who fail their case report will be given clear indications where they were unsuccessful and guidelines on how to complete their case report to the required standard. There is a nominal fee to re-sit the final examination or resubmit the case report.
How do I get started?
Please contact us via email and we will send you a link to register.
Please contact ISVPS
Examination and Submission Dates
2023 Examination Candidates
- ISVPS Registration: 18th October 2021
- Case Report: 30th January 2023
- 50 multiple choice question examination (MCQ), case-based scenario (CBS) and online applied knowledge examination (OAKE): 19th May 2023 with remote invigilation