Updated 20 November

Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

Updated OSCE series

We are working to further increase capacity in a safe way for our OSCE series in October and November-December. We are also continuing to look for new venues that can be used to provide additional opportunities for candidates.

We will endeavour to make as many spaces available as possible for the upcoming OSCEs.


OSCEs recognition agreements

Whilst we are committed to delivering the upcoming OSCEs in a Covid-19 safe way, there are a significant number of students still awaiting assessment who may not be able to sit within the October or November/December series. 

We now have OSCE recognition agreements in place with both Central Qualifications and VetSkill significantly increase the number of OSCE places available. There may be procedural differences between the City & Guilds approach and another AO however, all three AOs are examining candidate’s competence against the RCVS Day One Skills (DOS) for Veterinary Nurses and therefore contain similar tasks.

The recognition agreements also mean that apprentices who need to complete an end-point assessment (EPA), can do so with their chosen End-point Assessment Organisation (EPAO). 

For more information please contact the respective Awarding Organisations (AO) on the details below:

Central Qualifications (CQ)

Vetskill Limited (VetSkill)


T: 01359 245 316

E: enquiries@cqual.org


T: 01480 278 580

E: info@vetskill.com


Contact us

For further advice please contact our Quality team.

E: veterinarynursing@cityandguilds.com

T: 0300 3035 352