NPTC Level 2

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Course Description

This qualification provides candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide basic treatment to one or more species of farm animal. It covers health & safety. legislation relating to the use of Veterinary Medicines, signs of health and ill health in various species, safe and correct procedures for administering Veterinary Medicines and the procedures for monitoring the animals response and the actions to take in case on an emergency. The training provided will be in cattle, sheep and pigs.

Upon successful completion of this course candidates will receive an NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Veterinary Medicine. This qualification is issued for life, however NPTC recommend that refresher training is carried out every three to four years.

Course Content


1.1 Responsible Use of Veterinary Medicines

2.1 Signs of health and ill health in formal livestock

2.3 Storage & transport

2.4 Administration methods

2.5 Legislation, Recording & Disposal


Administration of 3 methods, including injections

Product understanding

Competent handling skills

Competent use of dosing equipment

Please do not delay your booking – to guarantee your place, please book 2 weeks in advance of course date

Entry Requirements:

Preferably experience of handling and working with farm livestock.

Pen and note pad will be required for the course.

You will need wellies, overalls and waterproof coat and trousers if wet. 

Dates & Location:
  • 13th May - 14th May 2020

Time: 09.15- 16.15

Location: Plumpton


2 Day tuition and half a day assessment 



Additional £121 for assessment at end of course.

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