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)

    Low Wage

    *Please contact the College for further information on low wage eligibility or see Fee Remission section on our PT enrolment form.

    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
    Sheffield City Region**
    Tees Valley
    West of England
    West Midlands
    West Yorkshire**

    **from 1/8/21

    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 https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/the-college/fees-and-funding/

    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.

  • Qualification:

    Level 2



    Level of Study:



    • 11/04/2022 - 12/04/2022 (AWL2TARSJ/PG01)




    Sparsholt College, SO21 2NF


    09:30 - 16:30