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.

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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 an Assessed Educational Providers (AEP) course OR two or more courses of our Recognised Educational Providers (REP) courses that combine to reach the entry criteria. You will be asked to fill in the initial application form, prove your academic qualification(s) and any CDP documentation (if required), provide evidence of appropriate insurance, and 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 or practitioners in human practice) would recognise as similar to their own, while in a different skill-set.

These include:

  1. The minimum 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 (or national equivalent) which is equivalent to a standard full-time three-year BSc degree which includes clinical education.
    • A maximum of 240 credits (2400 hours) at academic level 4 and 5 (or national equivalent).
    • Plus
    • A minimum of 120 credits (1200 hours) at academic level 6 or 7 (or national equivalent).
  2. In line with current BSc programs, RAMP require a total of 3600 hours (or 360 academic credits) to apply for registration.
    • Including a minimum of 2000 hours of education in the Essential Knowledge, Theoretical Understanding and Clinical Understanding. A minimum of 500 hours of this must be based on the animal model. Registered Practitioners in Human Physiotherapy, Chiropractic and Osteopathy may present the remainder of qualifying hours in the human model.
    • Also including a minimum of 1000 hours of clinically relevant hands-on supervised and assessed practice for Veterinary Physiotherapy, Chiropractic or Osteopathy, to equip students with high level assessment and treatment skills for day-one competencies. A minimum of 200 hours of this must comprise of clinical practice on the animal model. Registered Practitioners in Human Physiotherapy, Chiropractic and Osteopathy may present the remainder of qualifying hours in the human model.
  3. The course(s) must have validation by a government recognised or listed Educational Institute that can competently evidence and quality assure the level of academic learning or prove external accreditation by a Recognised Awarding Organisation (RAO).
  4. 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.

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2.
Pathway Route Application (PRA)

This route is for an applicant who has not completed a RAMP Accredited (AEP) or sufficient combination of Recognised (REP) courses and therefore does not fulfil the initial application requirements, however can provide proof of other learning that meets the RAMP inclusion criteria.

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The Pathway Route Application will consist of listing qualifications and submitting evidential documentation (including certificates, course module specification including documents evidencing practical experience) that show the applicant has completed suitable professional courses which together wholly and unequivocally fulfil the education criteria set out in the automatic entry section above.

Registration will be granted to those completing an accumulation of courses that although not RAMP assessed, are accredited by a listed University, College, or other Recognised Awarding Organisation for the hours or credits required by the RAMP.

The Pathway Route Application carries an additional administration fee.

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3.
Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL)

Practitioners who are not graduates with educational attainments meeting the above criteria but, can evidence employment in clinical practice in one of the three RAMP core professions prior to 1st September 2021 may apply to register.

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These applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis after providing evidence that they meet the standards of practice, fulfil on-going CPD requirements and comply with all other entry criteria.

The RPEL Application will consist of listing qualifications and submitting evidential documentation (including certificates, course module specification including documents evidencing practical experience) that show the applicant has completed suitable professional courses which together wholly and unequivocally fulfil the education criteria set out in the automatic entry section above.

If you cannot fully meet the academic criteria, you might consider evidencing some standards with experiential learning activities. This 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.

For some applicants this may involve a significant investment of time, the administration fee is higher reflecting the additional work needed to verify the application. If you would like to speak to someone from RAMP prior to starting an RPEL application, please Contact Us.

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