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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 7.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 125.00*

Exams (£): 75.00**

Interview: N

Course Summary

This one-day course aims to prepare participants for the NPTC online course which also includes assessment, to be arranged on a separate day.

Entry requirements

The minimum age for a candidate taking this course is 16 years. You should preferably have knowledge of basic use of machinery.

Course Content

The course will cover the legislative and non-legislative requirements to meet the needs of good stock management, with a strong emphasis on the five freedoms as defined by the Farm Animal Welfare Council.

The course will be based on one type of livestock you would like to transport. For more than one type of livestock, additional test fees are applicable.

How will I be assessed?

There is a theory assessment taken online. Tests are organised by NPTC.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Writing materials
  • Lunch (there will be facilities on site if you wish to purchase your lunch here)

What can I do after this course?

Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Agriculture and a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College website or part-time prospectus for a full list and details.

 

 

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.
** Exam - This fee is to cover the cost of registration with the relevant awarding body.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Tom Longdon

Tom Longdon

College kept Tom in farming

Agricultural contractor Tom Longdon says Derby College convinced him to stay in farming - and made it possible for him to afford essential qualifications. The 20-year-old took Agriculture at Level 2 and 3 at Broomfield Hall, while also passing five separate industry competency qualifications.

From a farming background, Tom turned to Derby College after a job he had lined up as an apprentice mechanic fell through just days before he was due to start. His time at college gave him an insight into the "big world of work" including a valuable business module at Level 3.

The training helped Tom, 20, launch his agricultural contracting business in 2015, while still at college, and he "kicked it off properly" last year. His dad has health problems and Tom also works on the 450 acre family beef farm at Trowell, Nottinghamshire.

Tom said the correct qualifications and paperwork were essential in modern day farming and he was only able to afford to gain them through college.

Derby College made me want to carry on farming and made it possible for me get my 'tickets' (NPTC competence qualifications).


For instance, I'd looked into training for the telehandler (boom lift) and it would have cost £1,000.


I wouldn't have been able to do it. But through the college, it cost £120 in total to sit the test. For most of your 'tickets', you get training as part of the course but you have to pay for be the test. It's a substantial saving.


You have to get all your paperwork and tickets to get the best jobs.

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