Who should attend?

This qualification has primarily been designed for you if you transport farm animals, horses or birds (domestic fowl, ducks, geese, turkeys, guinea fowl, quails, pheasants and partridges) over 65km on short road journeys of up to and including eight hours.

This award is applicable to you as a driver or attendant using road vehicles for transporting live vertebrate animals in connection with an economic activity and market, and for assembly centre staff handling animals.



All learners undertaking a qualification with a driving competence element must hold the appropriate driving licence.

Minimum age for this qualification is 16.



By the end of the course, transporters will have been assessed on:

  • Fitness for travel
  • Means of transport
  • Use of its facilities
  • Loading unloading and handling
  • Watering and feeding intervals, journey times and rest periods
  • Space allowances and documentation.