Training - Planned Courses & One Day Workshops


FFC and CenTSA

Five Day Animal Health and Welfare Residential Course

“Inspection, Licensing and Enforcement”

Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, 15th - 19th May 2017

This five day residential course jointly arranged by CEnTSA and Food and Farming Compliance Ltd. is intended for those officers appointed to Local Authority and Central Government departments and Agencies and to the FSA Official Control Personnel who are charged with administering and enforcing the provisions of animal health and welfare legislation. It will also be of importance for the staff of Animal Charities and Quality Assurance Schemes.
The course will serve as an initial and refresher training; however, it is advisable for delegates to have about 6 months experience of working in this capacity. Although this course is not a specific DCATS revision course, delegates may find this course of benefit in preparation for the Animal Health and Welfare DCATS exam as the course will cover some of the elements found in the Animal Health and Welfare DCATS syllabus.
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A One Day Course / Refresher Training Day / Assessment

Animal Health and Welfare 

Welfare of Animals during Transport

Wednesday 24th May 2017, Cirencester
This one day workshop has been arranged by Food and Farming Compliance Ltd. to provide an update and refresher training on the requirement of the laws to protect animals during transport
This workshop will explore and explain the roles and responsibilities of those concerned with transport of animals. 
The course is designed for any person who is responsible for any aspect of the transport of farmed animals and equines. It will be of benefit to experienced owners, farmers, livestock keepers, transporters, attendants, grooms and anybody else who is involved with the transport of animals for commercial reasons as well as for the less experienced as training and guidance. The course is also relevant to all personnel involved in the equine and farming industry and anybody involved in the enforcement of welfare legislation relating to the transport of animals.
Closing date for receipt of applications for assessment is the Friday 20th May 2017

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Course Objectives:-
  • To provide an understanding and working knowledge of the law that is applicable to the transport of animals, as it affects individuals and companies
  • To better understand the responsibilities when involved in transporting animals
  • To appreciate when to summon a vet for an expert opinion in relation to the fitness of animals to travel
  • To be conversant with the required documentation to be completed before, during and after the transport of animals                                
  • To Interpret and implement the relevant welfare legislation relating to the transport animals
  • To outline the technical and administrative aspects of the community legislation concerning the protection of animals during transport
  • To satisfactorily complete the assessment for the Level 2 Award in Animal Transport by Road (Short Journey) – cattle and additional species.
It will provide 4.5hrs CPPD
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FFC and CenTSA

Animal Health and Welfare 

Local Authority Emergency Response in the Event of a Notifiable Disease Outbreak

Rednal, Birmingham, Thursday 8th June 2017

This one day course has been jointly arranged by CEnTSA and Food and Farming Compliance Ltd. to provide an overview on the role and responsibilities of a Local Authority in the event of an outbreak of Notifiable disease.

It is intended for those officers appointed to Local Authority departments who are likely to be called on in the event of a notifiable disease outbreak to assist other staff who are responsible for administering and enforcing the provisions of Animal Health and Welfare legislation. It will also act as a refresher for Animal Health and Welfare Inspectors. The seminar is also relevant to Animal Health and Welfare staff of Central Government Departments and Agencies and to the FSA Official Control Personnel. 

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A Three Day Course

Practical Food Standards Law Enforcement

To be held in Shrewsbury, 13th to 15th  June 2017
This course has been designed by Food and Farming Compliance Ltd in conjunction with Shropshire Council. It has been designed for those who are qualified to be authorised to enforce food standards legislation but who have not been professionally involved for some time. In addition it will be of interest to those wishing to extend their duties in this field, and it is also relevant to those training for professional qualifications and other regulatory officers.
The Food Law Enforcement Code of Practice requires “officers whose knowledge or practical experience of food law enforcement is out of date should receive structured revision training…..” “The minimum revision training should be 20hrs per annum”
Course Objectives:-
  • To provide a basic outline of food standards legislation.
  • To have a better understanding of the information needed to be able to undertake effective food standards inspections and enforcement 
  • To review the importance of food quality standards legislation. 
  • To be aware of the options for sampling and testing and the importance of liaising with the public analyst
  • To review the information needed to investigate possible food fraud