Sheep Dipping - Certificate of Competence

About the course

If your employment or as an individual you need to buy sheep dip or take part in the dipping of sheep, you must hold a Certificate of Competence. Those successfully completing both the theory and practical assessments, will be awarded with the City & Guilds NPTC LEVEL 2 AWARD IN THE SAFE USE OF SHEEP DIP

Course Content

  • Manufacturers Product Label/Data Sheets
  • Assessment of sheep dip facilities and their operation
  • Relevant Legislative, Welfare, and Environmental requirements
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Completing records accurately.
  • Control of common external parasites and sheep diseases
  • Handling chemicals/COSHH, Health & Safety, environmental protection, and personal precautions
  • Storing sheep dip chemicals safely
  • Preparing equipment and dip area, adding sheep dip chemicals, and working safely
  • Regular checks of equipment
  • Identify sheep to be dipped and dip sheep effectively, safely and humanely
  • Safe disposal procedure for surplus concentrate and diluted sheep dip
  • Correct procedure for cleaning PPE and equipment

Additional Information

The theory assessment is usual taken on the same day at the end of the training course as an online PC assessment. The Practical assessment is taken later by arrangement. Details of this and the equipment that you will need to provide for your practical assessment will be given to you as you attend the training.

It is advised that pregnant women should avoid close contact with sheep during lambing periods.

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.

Although the number of reports of these infections and human miscarriages resulting from contact with sheep are extremely small, it is important that pregnant women are aware of the potential risks associated with close contact with sheep during lambing.

Agriculture

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.

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"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.

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