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AMTRA (Companion Module Only)

Bicton College | Cornwall College Business Bicton LEVEL: Professional Qualification Animal Management & Veterinary Nursing

The aim of AMTRA (Animal Medicines Training Regulatory Authority) courses is to equip those who qualify to be eligible for inclusion on the AMTRA Register of Suitably Qualified Persons and to undertake responsibility for registered premises. The course provides an understanding of animal husbandry, including the causes and control of diseases in farm livestock, horses, cats and dogs. A knowledge of the law relating to the sale and supply of licensed animal medicines and the principles of good merchandising practice.

Please note that you will need to register with AMTRA to get your course manual, this is not done by Bicton once you have booked your place on the course.

Please also note there is no on-site accommodation available at Bicton College

Course Duration: 

1 day plus exam

Entry Requirements: 

Applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

The exam must be booked with AMTRA by sending the Exam Booking form, found in your manual or call AMTRA on 01359 245801

What You Will Study 

Intended Learning Outcomes:

  1. Apply the VMD Code of Practice to the role of an SQP in issues related to companion animals
  2. Identify the specific disease challenges of companion animals and devise appropriate methods of prevention and control within the limits of a C-SQP.

Indicative Content:

•Role of an RQP: Scope, Registered premises (buildings, storage temperature control etc), prescribing and/or supplying authorised veterinary medicine to owners/keepers of companion animals.

UK relevant Companion Animal Diseases:

  1. Endo-parasites
  2. Ecto-parasites

Control programme: to cover a range relevant problems in companion animals using appropriate medicines from the classifications, POM-VPS, NFA-VPS and AVM-GSL, in an authorised manner.


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AMTRA (Companion Module Only)

Start Date

This course is offered throughout the year, please contact us for the latest start dates.




1 day plus exam

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.