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

C & G (NPTC) Award in the Transport of Animals by Road (Short Journey)

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 segregation
-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