Why Join the RAMP Register?

Joining this Register evidences your commitment to excellence in your animal practice.

Being listed ensures that your name will be confirmed and will allow vets and animal owners to search for a competent professional with confidence. This will dissolve the confusion that has developed in the marketplace, and create clear and fair grounds for owners and professionals to make properly informed choices.

This definitive listing has created a one-stop-shop that is quick and easy to reference. This means it can be used easily by veterinary professionals and insurance companies to locate a practitioner covering their area, with sound information about their credentials.

Becoming a registrant means you are a practitioner dedicated to high-quality care and instrumental in improving animal welfare.

Through RAMP registration you have a voice in the political discussion that will shape the future of your profession. Highly skilled therapists volunteering to uphold standards of excellence will strengthen your stance in the political debate.

Registrants may use the RAMP logo on their correspondence and promotional material.

Registrants following RAMP's Gold Standard quality of practice have reduced insurance risks therefore RAMP can negotiate with insurance companies to deliver excellent value block schemes for our members.

What does it mean to be registered on the RAMP website?

That you have demonstrated:

  1. Evidence that you have met the eligibility criteria for registration;
  2. Your compliance with the Professional Code of Conduct, Standards of Practice and requirements for Continuing Professional Development;
  3. Your fitness to practice;
  4. Your intention to work under the referral of the animal's veterinary surgeon.

To maintain registration, you must:

  1. Ensure that your Continuing Professional Development record is up to date;
  2. Comply with the Code of Conduct and Standards of Practice;
  3. Have up-to-date professional indemnity insurance;
  4. Pay the relevant registration fee.

How does RAMP Present Practitioners?

The RAMP organisation is as inclusive and transparent as possible. We are working towards a harmonious future for the musculoskeletal industry with egalitarian values. Therefore:

  • All registrants are of equal status.
  • RAMP makes no distinctions between different forms of training or professions
  • All are displayed equally on the Register, with only their technique distinguishing them. A website link is provided so that all enquiries can find further details.

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Special Insurance Offer

RAMP has negotiated a dedicated block scheme with Balens Insurance. This offers full cover for a very good rate of £89 per annum, down from last year. Additional Employers Liability is also available for those who take students out on visits.

This has been agreed because Registrants following RAMP's Gold Standard quality of practice have reduced insurance risks.

Balens are willing to dovetail new cover with your current scheme. This is a very good offer and worth considering.

RAMP Block Scheme Form

Three Ways to join the RAMP Register

Our aim is to be inclusive without lowering standards

1.
Automatic entry

If you are an applicant who has successfully completed a course on our Assessed Educational Providers (AEP) page. You will be asked to fill in the initial application form, prove your academic qualification and that you have appropriate insurance and finally pay the application fee.

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The organisation sets educational standards to ensure its registrants practice the degree of competence that a fellow professional (for instance, veterinary surgeons) would recognise as similar to their own, while in a different skill-set. The academic level of training course capable of producing graduates able to meet the Professional Standards for Registrants Foundation Doc must be defined as level six – that is, a full-time three year BSc degree.

The academic level of a training course that can produce immediate graduates must be able to meet the Professional Standards for Registrants. It must be taught and examined as Level 6 – that being equivalent to a standard full-time three-year BSc degree.

These include:

  • A minimum of 1000 hours of clinically relevant hands-on practice to equip students with high-level assessment and treatment skills for day-one competencies.
  • A minimum of 200 hours of this must comprise of practice on the animal model, the remainder may consist of human based practical in your chosen field of expertise.
  • A minimum of 2000 hours of teaching in the Essential Knowledge, Theoretical Understanding and Clinical Understanding.
  • A minimum of 500 hours of this must be based on the animal model, the remainder may be based on human theoretical and clinical understanding in your chosen field of expertise.

Graduates with educational attainments that meet the above standard may apply for automatic registration upon graduation and for a period of 18 months afterwards. After this period, further proof of on-going practice and CPD is required

All registrants of RAMP are expected to practice only in the field of therapy to which they were trained. They work within their scope of practice and follow any codes of conduct to which they are professionally bound, including those of RAMP.

Start the application process
Setup your account and pay application fee.

2.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

This route is for an applicant has not completed one of RAMP’s AEP courses and therefore does not fulfil the initial application requirements however can provide the following proof of other learning.

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On receipt of the Initial application form the RAMP team will advise you to complete a Stage 1 application which will consist of submitting certification documents (including transcripts) alongside the completed mapping document that show the applicant has completed suitable professional courses which together wholly and unequivocally fulfil the education criteria set out in the RAMP Foundation document.

By completing the Stage 1 application you can complete the course mapping document to evidence how you meet entry criteria.

The mapping document clearly states all criteria required as in the RAMP Foundation document.

An additional fee will be payable to complete this stage.

Start the application process
Setup your account and pay application fee.

3.
Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL)

Practitioners who are not graduates with educational attainments meeting the above criteria may apply to register. These applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis after providing evidence that they meet the standards of practice, complete on-going CPD requirements and comply with all other entry criteria.

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On receipt of the Initial application form the RAMP team will advise you to complete a Stage 1 application which will consist of submitting certification documents (including transcripts) alongside the completed mapping document that show the applicant has completed suitable professional courses which together wholly and unequivocally fulfil the education criteria set out in the RAMP Foundation document.

If you cannot fully meet the RPL criteria you might consider evidencing some standards with experiential learning activities. This will mean continuing to Stage 2 of the application process which allows you to evidence your clinical skills with documentation pertaining to your clinical experience, demonstrating your knowledge of the legislation, base knowledge and professional responsibilities.

Please note: because of the nature of the Stage 2 process there is an additional application fee.

Start the application process
Setup your account and pay application fee.