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welfare of animals in transit qualification with Hush Farms. Obtain an animal transport certificate of competence for short journey and long journey Animals in transit Lantra and NPTC training courses in Devon and throughout the South West & UK. Welfare for animals in transport in UK. Animal transport certificate for short journey resulting in animal welfare competence with either Lantra or NPTC certificate

Welfare of Animals in Transit Courses

Price: short from £125 per person (+VAT); long from £270 per person (+VAT)

At Hush Farms, we can take you through both the Short Journey and Long Journey Qualifications for the Welfare of Animals in Transit - making sure you're confident about what's involved before you complete the multi-choice test papers. 

Working across the south west, we can offer you the easy option of LANTRA's paper-based approach to gaining your animal transport qualification. This means the course can take place at a venue of your choice, as there's no need for computers. It's also a far more affordable way to get your welfare of animals in transit certification (see below for details).

The legal bit: From January 2008, drivers and attendants using road vehicles for transporting farm animals, horses and birds in connection with an economic activity for distances exceeding 65Km, will need an animal transport certificate of competence to comply with the law. The LANTRA certificate will enable drivers, attendants and market assembly staff to meet this requirement. 

For more details on the regulations for the Welfare of Animals in Transit, contact your local office for Trading Standards

Course Detail:
Short Journeys - All Breeds - Prices from £125
Accreditation: LANTRA

Farm AnimalsOR Birds/Poultry – from £125 per person (+VAT), based on a minimum of 4 people attending

Prices includes: training, test papers, registration and LANTRA certification.
A separate charge for travel fees may apply.
Courses can cater for up to 12 people per instructor.

Course length: overview of approx. 1.5 hours
Question papers: 1.5 hours

Farm Animals: This paper-based multiple choice test consists of 25 questions, plus five additional questions for each species required (i.e. cattle, sheep, horses, pigs, goats). 

Test fees are per paper, not per species, so you may take all farm animal species (cattle, sheep, pigs, horses, goats) for the same fee as just one of those species. 

Birds/Poultry: This paper-based multiple choice paper consists of 30 questions. 

To take the tests you will need to complete a registration form and return this to Hush Farms with your remittance. This has to reach us at least 10 days prior to taking the test. Registration for the animal transport certificate can only proceed upon receipt of your details and full payment.

Completed test papers are independently assessed by LANTRA, who will also issue the nationally recognised animal transport certificate of competence. You will usually be notified of your result within 10 working days.

Please note: You do not need to hold a driving licence to sit the test, but you must be at least 16yrs old.

NPTC assessments are available, please contact us for details and prices.

Long Journeys - Prices from £270
Accreditation: LANTRA & NPTC

Prices: £270 per person (+VAT), includes LANTRA training and assessment
(Travel fees may apply.)

Course length: dependent on requirements

** PLEASE NOTE: You do NOT need the Short Journey qualification in order to take the Long Journey course **

These qualifications satisfy government legislation for the purposes of Trading Standards and HSE relating to the Welfare of Animals in Transit.

The Long Journey LANTRA certificate is species specific (i.e. you must hold a sheep category to move sheep, horse category to move horses, pig category to move pigs, etc).

Depending upon which species you intend to transport, you first need to complete either Unit 1 (farm animals and horses) or Unit 2 (birds/poultry). These units are achieved by taking a brief paper-based multiple choice question test prior to taking the Long Journey practical test.

The Long Journey practical test involves taking an oral/practical assessment for either Unit 3 (Attendant) or Unit 4 (Driver). These will normally be conducted at your place of work using, for Unit 3, a representative animal species to load, OR for Unit 4, loading and transporting in the vehicle you would normally use. You will also be examined orally on your knowledge of relevant current regulations and documentation for long journey transport, welfare and animal rest stop responsibilities, as well as your practical ability to handle appropriately and/or transport the animal species concerned.

You are advised that under current animal welfare transport legislation, you are responsible for ensuring the vehicle has a valid inspection certificate where needed and that you possess a full and current UK driving licence. Training is not compulsory, but you should be familiar with all relevant animal transport welfare regulations prior to the test. 

The test is not intended to assess your competency to drive on the public highways, only with regard to the welfare of any animals in transit, in your care.

NPTC assessments are available, please contact us for details and prices.