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CQ finalises OSCE agreement with City & Guilds
The agreement applies to diploma and apprenticeship candidates.

Learners will be able to complete their apprenticeships and diplomas with CQ.

Awarding body Central Qualifications (CQ) has announced an agreement with City & Guilds to allow veterinary nursing candidates to take their OSCEs with CQ.

The agreement, which applies to both diploma and apprenticeship candidates, will give candidates the chance to complete their City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing by sitting a CQ OSCE.

It means that apprentices sitting a CQ OSCE as part of the End Point Assessment (EPA) will only need to sit a single OSCE. Achievement of the CQ OSCE will result in the completion of the apprenticeship and awarding of the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.

“We’re delighted to be able to offer City & Guilds learners the opportunity to complete their apprenticeships and diplomas with CQ,” commented CQ director Jacqui Garrett.
“We’re grateful to all those involved who’ve worked tirelessly to continue to provide COVID-secure OSCEs so that veterinary nursing students could graduate and enrol as RVNs."

She added: “We’re pleased to offer this flexibility to support candidate progression, especially after such a turbulent start to the year.”

Full details on how to claim the OSCE achievement will be released by City & Guilds in the coming months. Centres who would like to book an OSCE with CQ are encouraged to email exams@cqual.org or phone 01359 245316.

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Tickets on sale for horse welfare conference

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 Tickets are now on sale for the 'Welfare and Performance of the Ridden Horse' conference, due to take place at Nottingham University on Saturday, 11 December 2021.

World-renowned researchers, including Prof. Hilary Clayton and Dr Sue Dyson, will deliver the latest research updates. There will also be interactive Q&A sessions throughout the day, interactive polls and a fun evening of entertainment.

Organisers say that in the event of further coronavirus restrictions, day tickets will be transferred to livestream tickets. For more information about the conference and to book your place, click here.  

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The finding represents a further seven cases confirmed by Germany's Friedrich-Loeffler Institute. A Central Crisis Team has been established to coordinate the response to the outbreak.