VMG/ILM Level 5 Qualifications

We have been the leading provider of veterinary leadership and management qualifications for nearly 30 years.  We awarded the industry-standard Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management up until 2020; and now offer the internationally-recognised VMG ILM Level 5 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Veterinary Practice Management.


The VMG/ILM Level 5 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Veterinary Leadership & Management are our flagship qualifications.  The modular structure means that whatever your role, or the role you are aspiring to, you will be able to build a course that suits your needs.  You will explore an inspiring and engaging range of topics; exploring new theories and applying them to your work, guided by an expert tutor.  Find out more:


The Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management was the industry-standard professional examination for veterinary managers.  Covering six key areas, it was available to all members of the VMG who wished to consolidate their knowledge and experience with a recognised qualification.  The CVPM was retired in 2020 when our new qualifications were launched, but a list of CVPM holders is still available here.


The Veterinary Practice Administration Certificate was aimed at VMG members who are newer to management, and wished to diversify from a clinical or customer care role towards branch or practice management, or had come to a veterinary practice role from a different sector.  This year-long distance-learning course was delivered by Lynwood School of Veterinary Nursing. The VPAC was retired in 2022.