We offer training that enables an animal medicine advisor to prescribe and supply animal medicines for Companion Animals according to the UK’s legal requirements.
Working with AMTRA, the independent regulator that keeps a register of Suitably Qualified Persons (SQPs), we offer the Base and Companion Animal (Level 4) modules leading to the C-SQP qualification.
You need some basic literacy and numeracy skills as well as some basic knowledge of animal care.
You should be aged 18 years or over.
Companion Animal Module
Exams and viva for both modules must be booked through AMTRA. Contact: email@example.com or call 01359 245801
Learners must enrol directly with AMTRA before booking a training course at Derby College. Registration and examination fees are paid directly to AMTRA. The fee paid to AMTRA will cover provision of a training manual and the examination.
The fees detailed under costs are for tuition of the exam content only and are paid to Derby College.
Following successful completion of these modules, the learner will be able to apply knowledge from areas as diverse as legislation, animal physiology and internal/external parasites of companion animals to the animal medicines and pet industry.
For former Derby College student Annie Dowell getting a job working with animals was inevitable.And, thanks in part to the practical work experience and the qualifications she gained on her Animal Care level 3 course; she now runs a boarding kennels.Annie first got to know Coppice Kennels and Cattery in Melbourne while at Derby College and later took a Saturday job there as a dog walker.After leaving College with a triple distinction she went on to take a dog grooming course at Broomfield and then worked at dog re-homing centres in Wales and Spain.In 2012 she took over the running of Coppice Kennels and is now responsible, with fiancé Matt for looking after 40 dogs, 15 cats as well as up to five foster dogs.Annie loved her time at College – especially the caring for wildlife part and gaining work experience at Twycross Zoo.
She said: "I loved absolutely every minute of my course and wish I could do it all again. I'm always recommending Broomfield to our dog walkers, who are young and keen to get into animal care."