Duration

Short journey: 1 day, Long Journey : 2 days

Followed by assessment at a later date. Please note that Reaseheath do not provide the training for this, we only provide the assessments.

1. Transportation of livestock (short journey) for journeys over 65km and under 8 hours in duration.

2. Transportation of livestock (long journey) for journeys over 65 km and over 8 hours in duration

The certificate will be endorsed against one or more of the following species that the candidate has been registered against: sheep or cattle and cattle or pigs or horses and game birds or poultry.

Entry Requirements

Candidates taking the Certificate of Competence must be a minimum of 16 years of age, there is no upper age limit.

Learning Outcomes
  • Legal requirements and responsibilities
  • Responsibilities when transporting animals
  • Planning a journey by road
  • Suitability of the vehicle
  • Checking animals fitness to travel
  • Causes and signs of stress in animals
  • Space allowance and stocking densities and segregation requirements
  • Handling and animal welfare in transit
  • Post-journey requirements

1. Transportation of Livestock – Short Journey

This qualification is made up of one compulsory unit in two parts- Part 1 for cattle, cattle and sheep, sheep, pigs and horses, and/or part B for poultry and game birds.

Assessment is in the form of an online-multi-choice GOLA based test or via oral questioning from an approved Assessor.

2. Transportation of Livestock – Long Journey

This qualification is made up of two compulsory and one optional unit.

UNIT 1 – Long Distance Transport of Animals by Road- Principals (assessed by online multi-choice GOLA based test or via oral questioning from an approved Assessor).

UNIT 2 – Long Distance Transport of Animals by Road-Principals (Assessed in one-to-one practical with an approved Assessor).

UNIT 3 – (optional) – Drive an Animal Transport Vehicle – This unit requires the candidate to complete a journey minimum of 15 miles with minimum 75% load of vehicle with the vehicle being of a type that the candidate normally drives. (Assessed in one-to-one practical with an approved Assessor).