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Continued Professional Development

We provide continuing professional development for veterinary musculoskeletal practitioners and nurses.

Level 6 Professional Diploma top up course in Equine/Small Animal Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Level 6 Professional Diploma top up course in Equine/Small Animal Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

  • 15th December 2017

Online - Oxford or local for outside UK

£2000 to £3000 + VAT £100 IRVAP/ASSVAP members discount

This top up route is available as professional development for those who have previously trained in veterinary physiotherapy and who have at least two years experience working under veterinary referral. We recognise that there are working, experienced practitioners who would like to complete Level 6 assessment and demonstrate where their knowledge and skills meet day one competencies for veterinary physiotherapy. Through recognition of prior learning and experience it is now possible to complete a fast track through some of the modules for these courses.

Our courses have been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Justo Development Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. Learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 6 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.


Learners will study through our online learning platform with group and personal tutor interaction. Formative assessment and feedback is conducted throughout the course. Interaction is an essential part of the learning experience and learners work together in classes to share their knowledge and experience with each other.

Self study time is approximately 12/15 hours per week. Learners are expected to be active practitioners and are required to keep a log of their cases throughout the period of the course. A case study report forms the final assignment. There is one optional classroom workshop during the course and an advanced practical workshop towards the end of the course. Final assessment comprises a final case study assignment, final theory examination and final practical assessments.

Non- UK students

The top up course can be taken from anywhere in the world. Assessment will be arranged locally.

Dates and application

Courses start on 15th December 2017 with final exams on 28th September 2018. To complete both the equine and small animal courses, a further six months of training will be required to complete the additional modules required.

To apply, please submit the application form below. Places are limited.

Pre-requisites and requirements for entry

Successful applicants will provide:

Evidence and details of specific veterinary physiotherapy training.

Evidence of two years working experience.

A professional reference from a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

A client reference.


Either equine or small animal physiotherapy and rehabilitation top up: £2000 + VAT

Both equine or small animal physiotherapy and rehabilitation top up: £3000 + VAT

Fees are payable in full at enrolment.

Justo Development Ltd is registered with the skills funding agency, which manages the professional and career development loans scheme.

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Courses coming in 2018......

Online and locations TBC

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