This one-day course aims to prepare participants for the NPTC online course which also includes assessment, to be arranged on a separate day.
The minimum age for a candidate taking this course is 16 years. You should preferably have knowledge of basic use of machinery.
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.
There is a theory assessment taken online. Tests are organised by NPTC.
You will be required to supply your own:
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.
Craig Gavagan from Breaston was the first Agriculture apprentice at Broomfield Hall – learning new skills while working on our farm which boasts a wide range of livestock.
Craig, a former pupil at Friesland School in Sandiacre, had originally planned to do A-levels but decided to take a different route to success after seeing the apprenticeship advertised.
I didn’t know anything about farming life before coming here but I never want to work in any other industry now. I love working with the livestock and machinery and I hope that the qualifications I gain as part of the apprenticeship will help me get a job after the programme finishes.