East Malling Short Courses

Animal Transport by Road

Animal Management

The transportation of animals is a major part of farm life, and farmers have a legal responsibility to ensure their animals are transported in a way that won’t cause injury or unnecessary suffering to them.

If you transport animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, equine or poultry on road journeys over 65km (up to and including eight hours), then you are required to undertake a qualification to ensure competence.  Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 stipulates the importance of the protection of animals during transport and related operations. This regulation requires that those transporting and handling animals in connection with economic activity are trained in the relevant technical provisions of the Regulation.

There are two types of authorisation:

  • Short journey – authorisation for journeys longer than 65 km and up to and including eight hours duration
  • Long journey – authorisation that covers all journeys, including those lasting more than eight hours (driver and attendant)

Price: £61.95 (£61.95 + VAT This course certifies learners wishing to gain knowledge in the transportation of farm animals and provides training for the Animals in Transport Level 2 qualification by Lantra (short journey only).)


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