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

Course reference: AGP002

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:

Dates: TBC

Time: 09.15- 16.15

Location: Plumpton


2 Days



Additional £101 for assessment at end of course.


Come and discover our excellent agriculture facilities at Plumpton - set in the backdrop of the beautiful South Downs. You’ll find the latest state of the art equipment plus all the different types of farmland for you to experience here at Plumpton. 

  • Lots of space for you to work in

Our 780-hectare commercial farming estate gives you the opportunity to experience different livestock and arable farming.

  • The latest equipment for you to discover

We’ve got a modern 300 cow dairy unit complete with 36:36 Herringbone milking parlour where you’ll gain hands-on experience.

  • An extensive range of livestock for you to experience

You’ll get to work with our Sussex beef cattle, sow pig unit plus our extensively managed flock of 550 sheep.

  • The perfect environment for you to study

You’ll enjoy practical lessons where you’ll gain hands-on farming experience in our modern classrooms and farming sites.

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