Agriculture

Introduction

Course Title: Animal Transport by Road (Short Journey)
Course Code: AG113

Department: Agriculture
Course Type: Part Time



This course prepares you to sit the test for the NPTC Award. This qualification will enable you to transport livestock more than 65km, up to 8 hours. A short test at the end of the session will conclude the course. The price includes assessment in one of the following but it is possible to add other species to the exam for a cost of £20 per species: cattle & sheep (count as one for the exam), pigs, horses, goats, gamebirds.

Overview

Qualification

Award in the Transport of Animals by Road (Short Journeys) (QCF)

Course Content

Legal requirements and responsibilities
Planning a journey
Checking suitability of vehicle and animals for travel
Causes and signs of stress in animals
Space allowances, stocking densities and secregation
Handling and animal welfare in transit
Post journey requirements.

Entry Requirements

Some knowledge of livestock is needed.

Next Steps

Other part-time agricultural courses.

Career Opportunities

Livestock related careers