You can enrol at any time throughout the year by completing the online enrolment form. We take in one cohort of students onto each programme per year, and places are offered on a first come, first served basis
We will notify you within three working days of receipt as to whether or not you have successfully secured a place. We will then send you a full enrolment pack, which must be completed, signed and returned with a non-refundable deposit of £300.00 by the stated deadline in order to confirm your place.
If numbers are such that we cannot enrol you immediately, we will place you on a waiting list and will contact you as soon as a place is available for you.
The criteria for enrolment onto the BSAVA PgCert courses are as follows:
Applicants must hold a veterinary qualification
UK-based applicants must be on the RCVS Home Practising Register
Applicants based outside the UK must hold a veterinary qualification that would entitle them to register as a member of the RCVS
Applicants must have spent a minimum of one year in veterinary practice
Veterinary surgeons who qualified in 2007 or later and who are based in the UK must have completed the RCVS Professional Development Phase (PDP) before they can enrol.
Students are required to pay an annual enrolment fee for each of the first 3 years of their studies.
In 2022, this fee is set at £3,730 plus VAT.
This fee covers:
Attendance at each of the taught courses run for the programme of study during the year
Access to all online activities and resources
Membership and support from RCVS knowledge
All assessment fees
Academic and pastoral support
Registration with Nottingham Trent University
Discounted admission to BSAVA Congress and on BSAVA manuals
If studies are extended, then the full enrolment fee is not payable in years 4 and 5. Students will be required to maintain their BSAVA membership, and to pay a fee each year for registration with Nottingham Trent University.
Do you have access to a dog?
Please note that the PGCert in Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging is a practical based programme. BSAVA are unable to provide dogs for the practical courses. Therefore, if you enrol on this course, you need to be prepared to bring a dog with you to the practical sessions.
If you plan to sign up for this certificate, you should consider who’s dog you are going to bring – your own, a friend’s or colleague’s – clinical patients must not be used.
You will be asked at the time of enrolment to indicate whether or not you intend to bring a dog to the course. We will need at least 15 students per cohort to agree to bring dogs, and those that do so will be offered priority booking.
If you are travelling from overseas or otherwise would find it impossible to bring a dog with you, you will be paired with another student who can.
We will have a person responsible for animal welfare at all practical courses who will be happy to look after the dogs when they are not being used for scanning. Our local hotel is dog-friendly for those who need overnight accommodation.