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Transport of Animals by Road (Short Journeys) NPTC – Award – Level 2



Type of study



  • - (Flexible)




Sparsholt College, SO21 2NF


09:30 - 16:30

Course Status

Dates on enquiry, please express your interest by emailing

What will I learn?

  • Legal requirements
  • Journey planning
  • Vehicle suitability
  • Fitness to travel
  • Causes and signs of stress in animals
  • Space allowances and stocking densities
  • Handling and animal welfare in transit and post journey

    The course fee includes assessment in one category of animal, assessments can be taken in further categories of animal, subject to payment of additional assessment fees.

    Categories of animal the course covers are: Sheep, cattle, pigs, goats

    Further details of the course content which covers the assessment can be found at:

    Where will it lead me?

    This two-day course will give you knowledge to pass the NPTC Certificate of Competence test. For those 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 on the Protection of Animals During Transport and the Welfare of Animals (Transport) Order 2006.

    Entry Requirements

    Experience of handling and transporting animals on farm.

    Fee Details 1

    Free if unemployed or low wage (if aged 19-23 must have Full L2 or above to be eligible)

    Fee Details 2

    Due to funding restrictions, anyone who doesn’t live in England, isn’t a UK resident^ or who lives in the local authority areas^ of:

    Cambridge and Peterborough
    Greater London Authority
    Greater Manchester
    Liverpool City Region
    North of Tyne Combined Authority
    North East
    South Yorkshire
    Tees Valley
    West Midlands
    West Yorkshire
    West of England

    Will be unable to apply for fee remission and may be subject to higher course fees than those published.

    ^go to this page on our website to check if your postcode is in a Devolved Funding Area or to check eligibility if you are a non-UK resident

    If you don’t live in England or are not a UK resident or live in any of the above local authority areas and wish to enrol on the course, please contact us for information on tuition fees.

    Fee Code


    Fee Remission

    For further information on fee remission details linked to the above Fee
    Code – refer to our PT Application form on our

    Website Here

    Please Note

    Due to funding restrictions this course is not available to existing full time Sparsholt College/Andover College students aged 16, 17 or 18 (or 19-24 with an EHCP) on the 31/8 in the year they started their course.