500 FREE Colourful courses courtesy of Hills Pet Nutrition!

Please read the following information to find out about some important changes at Colourful CPD, as well as how you or your colleagues can access FREE training courses for veterinary receptionists.

Colourful CPD has been the leading provider of non-clinical skills training, supporting all roles in veterinary practice, since 2017. We offer a range of non-clinical skills certificates for vets, nurses and managers, as well as our popular Accredited Veterinary Receptionist Award for front of house staff.

Brian Faulkner FRCVS, created the Bronze level of the Accredited Veterinary Receptionist (AVR) Award, by applying his knowledge and experience of having worked in of veterinary practice for almost 30 years, coupled with training hundreds of receptionists during in-practice training days, online tutorials and within his own start-up veterinary practices. The Bronze level of the AVR Award has been updated, improved, and re-recorded every year and the qualification is accredited by LANTRA. Over 6,000 colleagues from all around the world have completed Bronze and the feedback has been consistently excellent.

I have recently entered into the world of veterinary reception and I have found the whole variety of topics offered by Colourful CPD interesting and really helpful. All objectives covered in the Bronze award are totally and realistically a true representation of daily occurrences. Both the graphics and the presenting of each module is clear, and the information it has provided strengthens and encourages confidence to perform the role. Very enjoyable, very informative and a great introduction to a new career!

Brian also created The Competent Veterinary Dispenser (CVD) Award which offers practical guidance to those who dispense the veterinary medicines which vets prescribe. The law states that veterinary surgeons must consider those who dispense medicines as ‘competent’ yet provided no definition of what that means. This course was created to address that need as well as helping practices evidence the training required to comply with the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme.   

Why are we telling you this?
Until recently, Colourful CPD provided the Bronze level of the Accredited Veterinary Receptionist Award, as well as the Competent Veterinary Dispenser Award, to BVRA members for free. However, in November 2022 BVRA elected to operate independently of Colourful CPD, which means that the AVR and CVD awards will no longer be included as a BVRA membership benefit. (Please be assured that any Colourful CPD courses purchased in conjunction with BVRA membership prior to 1st February 2023, will still be available via your Colourful CPD account).

However, Colourful CPD have teamed up with Hills Pet Nutrition to help support veterinary receptionists and as such are able to offer 500 Companion Animal Bronze level Accredited Veterinary Receptionist Awards & 500 Competent Veterinary Dispenser Awards for FREE for a limited time only via www.colourfulcpd.com.


What if I’ve already started the Accredited Veterinary Receptionist Award?
If you are BVRA member you can continue with and complete your Accredited Veterinary Receptionist Award by logging into your Colourful CPD dashboard here. You will also be able to purchase the next level of the AVR award, and any other Colourful CPD courses relevant to your role, directly from your Colourful CPD dashboard.

If you have any questions about your Colourful CPD account or courses, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Operations Manager Sophie on [email protected]. Alternatively, you may find the answer to your question on the FAQ’s page of our website.

We look forward to continuing to provide all roles in veterinary practice with the essential non-clinical skills required to achieve a successful veterinary practice.