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Transport of Animals (Short Journeys)

  • 1 Day | Part Time
  • Suffolk Rural
  • Level 1

Course overview

The course covers legal requirements and responsibilities covering animal and poultry health and welfare during transport. If you are involved in the transportation of animals by road on short journeys (over 65km and up to 8 hours duration) this qualification will ensure you meet the requirement for a Certificate of Competence outlined in the Council Regulation (EC) No1/2005 on the Protection of Animals During Transport and the Welfare of Animals (Transport) Order 2006.

The qualification is species-specific (e.g. cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, horses, game birds) covering the following topics:

• Legal requirements and responsibilities
• Responsibilities when transporting animals
• Planning a long journey by road
• Suitability of the vehicle
• Checking animals and fitness to travel
• Causes and signs of stress in animals
• Space allowances, stocking densities and segregation requirements
• Handling and animal welfare in transit
• Post-journey requirements
The training will be followed by the NPTC online multiple-choice test.
The cost of the course includes the training and one category of animal for the NPTC test. If more than one category is required there will be an additional charge of £60 per category.
At the time of booking candidates should identify which category they require:
Cattle / Cattle & Sheep / Game Birds / Goats / Horses / Pigs / Poultry / Sheep


You will need to bring: Writing materials to take your course note on the day.
Please submit a clear, passport-style photo to in advance of your course for your ID card registration. Failure to do this will incur a charge if additional certificates or ID cards need to be issued.

Computer-Based Online Test
Competency is assessed using an online computer-based test, on the day of your course. If, at the end of the course, you would like additional revision/preparation time for your assessment please inform your tutor/assessor and we will arrange your assessment for another time suitable to you. Please ensure that you are familiar with using a computer and a mouse, and are comfortable with undertaking multiple-choice type tests. Candidates for whom English is not their first language may bring a bilingual dictionary to the assessment. The dictionary must be clean with no notes. If you have any queries about the computer-based test or to discuss whether access arrangements would be required, please contact the NPTC on 01603 731250.

NPTC – Disabilities and Access Arrangements
Please inform us immediately, if you have not already done so, of any disabilities that may disadvantage you in the successful completion of your assessment; for example, if you have dyslexia or English is not your first language or any mild disability which may require you to have some assistance. Under guidance from C&G, we can make access arrangements for some learners to demonstrate their competence under assessment, without changing the demands of that assessment. Examples of access arrangements include readers, scribes, extra time, or modified assessment material. However, as Certificates of Competence are vocational qualifications, candidates must achieve all the required units to gain a full qualification, and the awarding body will not make adjustments to the required competence standards. As an example, pesticide product labels detail essential information, and it is of paramount importance that a candidate can read and interpret this information to comply with legislative and operational requirements. If the candidate is unable to read and/or interpret a product label without assistance then they will not be deemed competent to practice, as if such a person were working without supervision in the workplace, there is the potential for a serious incident to occur. If you would like to discuss this further or make access arrangements for your assessment, then please contact the NPTC directly at 01603 731250.

Enrolment End Date: Please note that the enrolment for this course closes 3 working days before the start of the course. Unfortunately, it is not possible to process late enrolments after that point.
Refreshments and lunch will be available to purchase at the College refectories. Alternatively, you may wish to bring your refreshments and packed lunch if preferred.


Cost £260 (£60 per additional category)

Training 10 am to 3 pm

NPTC assessment 3 pm to 4 pm (plus an additional hour for more than one category)

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