Training - Planned Courses & One Day Workshops
A One Day Course / Refresher Training Day / Assessment
Animal Health and Welfare
Welfare of Animals during Transport
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, Thursday 10th January 2019
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.
On completion of the course, there will be the opportunity for course members to take the assessment paper for their Level 2 - Certificate of Competence - Award in Animal Transport by Road (Short Journey). Those who wish to take this assessment must forward their Name, Address, Date, Place and Country of Birth to the Course Organiser at least 7 days before the date of the course for registration purposes, together with notice of the species papers they wish to take in addition to the Cattle paper – Any or all of the following Sheep, Pigs, Goats, and Horses.
Closing date for receipt of applications for assessment is the Tuesday 8th January 2019
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A One Day Workshop
Animal Health and Welfare
Rates of Carcass Decay and the use of Expert Witnesses in Welfare cases - Course
Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Thursday 7th March 2019
This one day workshop has been arranged by Food and Farming Compliance Ltd., to provide an update on the enforcement of offences under the Animal By-Products Regulations in relation to the disposal of animal carcases and the use of expert witnesses in welfare cases. It will also be of importance for the staff of Animal Charities and Quality Assurance Schemes
This workshop will explore the rate at which farm animal carcases decay, which will be invaluable for Animal Health Inspectors and Veterinary Officers involved in the investigation of possible offences in relation to the disposal of animal carcases.
Course members are encouraged to bring with them past cases relating to the disposal of animal carcases for discussion and as a learning aid. It will also outline the use of experts in animal welfare cases and the rules to be followed by the expert and the investigator
This workshop is designed for any authorised person who is responsible for administering and enforcing the provisions of Animal By-Products Regulations and Animal welfare legislation. The course is also designed for those who give expert evidence in animal health and welfare cases and those who investigate such cases and need to call on experts for evidence.
It will be of benefit to experienced officers and for the less experienced as training and guidance. The course is also relevant to the staff of Central Government Departments and Agencies responsible for any aspect of Animal By-Products / Animal Welfare Enforcement or Policy. It will also be relevant to Solicitors and Legal Department staff involved with the conduct, care and control of Animal By-Product and Animal welfare cases.
Animal Health and Welfare
Stock Assessment: Sheep and Lambing
Hankerton, Malmesbury, Wiltshire. Wednesday 6th March 2019
This practical course on a farm, arranged by Food and Farming Compliance, will provide an in a supervised and safe environment, the opportunity for delegates to learn sheep handling skills and be given a basic understanding of the sheep industry. There will be demonstrations and opportunities to practice the handling of sheep. It will provide details of how to recognise unfit sheep and those that are not fit to be marketed and transported
It is intended for those officers appointed to Local Authority departments who are responsible for administering and enforcing the provisions of Animal Health and Welfare legislation, in relation to sheep. The course is also relevant to Animal Health and Welfare staff of Central Government Departments and Agencies and to the FSA Official Control Personnel. It will also be of importance for the staff of Animal Charities and Quality Assurance Schemes
HEALTH and SAFETY - Pregnant women are not permitted to attend this course. Pregnant women who come into close contact with sheep during lambing may risk their own health and that of their unborn child from infections that can occur in some ewes.
• To learn how to distinguish between fit and unfit sheep
• To enhance proficiency in sheep handling
• To improve confidence via an understanding of sheep production methods
• To understand how to condition score and its relevance
• To appreciate when to summon a vet
• To understand and interpret the Welfare Code: Sheep
• To understand the care required for ewes and their new born lambs
FFC and CenTSA Training
Five Day Animal Health and Welfare Residential Course
“Inspection, Licensing and Enforcement”
Birmingham, 13th – 17th May 2019
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. With the change in the CTSI qualification structure, this course will add benefit to those officers who are engaged with the enforcement role and who no longer have opportunity to achieve the animal health and welfare CTSI qualification.