NPTC Level 2 Award in the Transport of Animals by Road (Short Journeys)

About the course

The qualification is aimed at those who transport cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, and birds for road journeys over 65km on short journeys (up to and including, eight hours of travel).

The course covers:

  • Legal requirements and responsibilities
  • Responsibilities when transporting animals
  • Planning a short journey by road
  • Suitability of the vehicle
  • Checking animals and fitness to travel
  • Causes and signs of stress in animals
  • Space allowances, stocking densities and segregation requirements
  • Handling and animal welfare in transit
  • Post-journey requirements

Cattle & sheep together count as one assessment. If you want to take more than two other species it will incur an extra cost depending on the number required.


Myerscough College is one of the leading institutions for Agriculture in the UK. Our courses will help prepare you for a career in the industry, by combining relevant background skills with the knowledge of crop and livestock technology as well as business enterprise.

There is currently a significant demand for highly trained and well educated professionals to enter the industry. This has been fuelled by the increasing awareness that food production, farming, tourism, the environment and rural affairs are all interconnected.

They say: Nicola Chappelhow

"Myerscough gave me a great understanding of different types of agriculture and set me up nicely for my job as a milk recorder."


Alumni – Oliver McEntyre

To anyone looking to study Agriculture or Countryside at Myerscough College, I’d say go, embrace it & leave with the knowledge that the qualification will stay with you for the rest of your career and open doors that might not have been opened without the time and experience Myerscough offers.

Meet Oliver