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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 32.00

Start: 15/07/2019

Days / Times: Various 09:00 to 16:30

Tuition (£): 409.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

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. 

Entry requirements

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.

Course Content

Base module

  • Body systems
  • Nature of medicine
  • Resistance of parasites to medicines
  • Customer communication
  • Disease challenges

Companion Animal Module

  • Application of the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) Code of Practice to the role of an SQP in issues related to companion animals
  • Identifying the specific disease challenges of companion animals and devising appropriate methods of prevention and control within the limits of a C-SQP 
     

 

How will I be assessed?

  • Base Module – Time constrained exam and viva
  • Companion Animal Module – Time constrained exam (Multiple choice)


Exams and viva for both modules must be booked through AMTRA.    Contact: info@amtra.org.uk or call 01359 245801

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

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.

What can I do after this course?

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.

 

 

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.

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