Accreditation: LANTRA & NPTC
Prices: £450pp + VAT (travel fees may apply)
At your site: includes theory exam (multiple choice question paper) and practical assessment
A preparatory coaching session can be arranged either online or at your site - please ask for details.
Practical assessments involve approx. 2 hours for up to 2 species of livestock. Your assessment can involve additional species - please ask for details. It involves handling, loading and transporting the livestock a short distance on the public highway.
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 at the time of publication.
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).
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.
Alternatively, NPTC assessments are available, please contact us for details and prices.