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



Type of study





Sparsholt College, SO21 2NF


09:30 - 16:30

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. Low wage may apply. If aged 19-23 must have full L2 or above qual to be eligible