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SRUC Training Courses: Animal Transportation - Short Journey


This assessment allows candidates to apply for a Certificate of Competence required for people involved in the movement of animals over 65km (40 miles) and less than 8 hours in duration.The Certificate will be endorsed against one or more categories (Sheep, Cattle, Pigs, Horses, Goats etc) if successful, and meet the EU Regulation and Welfare of Animals (Transport) (Scotland) Order 2006.

What is Involved?

You should be able to know and understand:
• Legal requirements and responsibilities
• Responsibilities when transporting animals
• Planning a short journey by road
• Suitability of the vehicle
• Checking animals and fitness to travel
• Causes and signs of stress in animals
• Space allowance, stocking densities and segregation requirements
• Handling and animal welfare in transit

The assessment takes place on computer, and you are required to answer 27 multiple choice questions. The minimum satisfactory score to pass is 21 marks to meet the level of competency required.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Certification/Award on Completion

City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in the Transport of Animals by Road (Short Journeys)

What you will need to bring

Photographic ID

Course Dates

Assessments are scheduled on demand. Please contact the campus to register your interest. Test slots are usually available regularly, dates and times are flexible to accommodate candidate requests where possible.

SRUC Barony Campus
Tests available on the following dates:
7th March 2019
14th March 2019


1 hour

Start/Finish Times

Flexible depending on candidate requirement and room availability.


SRUC Aberdeen Campus;
SRUC Ayr Campus;
SRUC Barony Campus;
SRUC Elmwood Campus;
SRUC Oatridge Campus.


£95.00 per person per module. Course fees include assessment and registration fees. Please note there is no VAT on our training.

How do I book?

To book a place on one of our courses, please complete and return the course booking form to the appropriate campus address or email address shown below. Course fees must be paid in full at the time of booking. Payments can be made over the phone using a debit/credit card, by cheque made payable to SRUC or by Bank Transfer (for bank transfer details please contact your chosen campus).


Cancellations must be made at least 10 working days prior to the course start date otherwise the full course fee is still payable. In the event that SRUC has to cancel a course for any reason your course fees will be refunded in full or your booking transferred to the next available date if this is suitable.


Ann-Marie Duncan (SRUC Aberdeen)

01224 711126

Contact 2

Fiona Lanni (SRUC Barony/Ayr)


Contact 3

Liz Rioch (SRUC Elmwood)


Contact 4

Samantha Bain (SRUC Oatridge)