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iPET Network to offer qualifications across entire animal and vet sector

The organisation was granted an expansion of scope by Ofqual

iPET Network has been granted an expansion of scope by Ofqual to offer qualifications across the entire animal care and veterinary sector.

The organisation currently creates qualifications in the canine and feline sector only, with qualifications on offer including dog and cat grooming, canine first aid and canine nutrition.

The expansion of scope means that iPET Network will now expand its reach into the entire animal care and Veterinary Sectors, and create Ofqual regulated qualifications across the entire animal care world, including equine, small animal and veterinary science qualifications from Level 2 to Level 6.

In addition, iPET Network has the ability to create qualifications in other SSA’s, teaching and lecturing and business management relating to the subject area of animal care and veterinary science.

This expansion of scope will allow existing training providers to offer new qualifications and attract new training providers that specialise in broader animal qualifications.

Fern Gresty, co-director of the iPET Network, said: “We are so thrilled to have been granted this expansion of scope by Ofqual, and we can’t wait to get started on creating our new portfolio of qualifications.

“We are currently on the hunt for experts in their field who would like to work with the iPET Network on this important task, which will help our animal industries achieve the high standards and recognition we believe that they deserve.”

Co-director Sarah Mackay added: “By offering pet professionals qualifications in their specialisms, we are bringing regulation and career progression to our industries, and a gold standard for consumers who can have greater trust in the professionals that they are trusting their pets with.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to Ofqual for allowing us to continue on this important journey, which we believe will enhance and improve professional pet care in the UK.”

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