Course: NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Veterinary Medicine

Department: Agriculture

Type: Short Course

Duration: Two days

The Course

This is practical training and assessment in the skills needed to administer different types of veterinary medicine to animals (oral, topical and injectables). The assessment includes storing and transporting of medicines, disposing of unwanted supplies, recognition of signs of ill health and the relevant records that are kept.

Certificates are endorsed according to the species of animal for which the candidate is assessed, including farm and domestic animals.

Upon successful completion of this course candidates will receive an NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Veterinary Medicine. This qualification is issued for life, however NPTC recommend that refresher training is carried out every three to four years.

As well as being held at Riseholme College this course can be delivered on your own site, using your own equipment ensuring your employees are trained in the environment they are most familiar with and at a time that best suits you.

What You Study

This qualification teaches the candidates to:

  • Comply with current, relevant health and safety legislation
  • Follow animal health plan
  • Administer a range of veterinary medicine types, safely and humanely
  • Store and transport veterinary medicines correctly
  • Maintain health of user, public and animals
  • Dispose of unwanted veterinary medicines safely
  • Record the use of veterinary medicines
  • Prevent the unnecessary pain and unnecessary distress to the animals
  • Identify signs of health and ill-health in animals

How To Apply

To book a place or request further information, call us on 01964 553181 or email

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Entry Requirements

The minimum age for a candidate taking this course is 16.

Harry Middleditch

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Harry Middleditch is a 25-year-old Assistant Farm Manager for D F Middleditch & Son based on the Essex / Suffolk border. They farm approximately 1000 acres of combinable crops, as well as having a flock of 50 pedigree Hampshire Down sheep and 100 Poll Dorset Ewes. A 2017 delegate, see what Harry thought of the Farm Management Development Programme...