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Competence in the Safe and Responsible Use of Veterinary Medicines City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate

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Competence in the Safe and Responsible Use of Veterinary Medicines City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate

The City & Guilds qualification aims to ensure that the stockperson understands how to:

  • Administer, store and dispose of veterinary medicines competently and humanely in accordance with the animal health plan
  • Understand the need for safe and responsible use and storage of veterinary medicines.


Course species that are covered –

  • 901 Farmed Livestock (Cattle)
  • 903 Farmed Livestock (Sheep and Goats)


To book

For more information or to enrol onto this course, please contact our Business Development team by clicking here.

Course information

Entry requirements


You must be 16 years old or over to undertake this course.

As this is an industry competency award, you will be expected to have worked with farm livestock and understand welfare, handling and safety considerations.

Course content

Area covered:

·         The responsible use of veterinary medicines

·         Signs of health and ill health

·         Zoonosis

·         Storage

·         Transport

·         Veterinary medicine authorization and legal categories

·         Label Interpretation

·         Administration of veterinary medicines

·         Health and safety

·         Animal welfare

·         Operator safety

·         Keeping equipment clean and safe

·         Record keeping

·         Disposal and the environment




City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate of Competence in the Safe and Responsible Use of Veterinary Medicines.

Assessment methods

Training will take one day to complete with an integrated assessment which lasts one hour.

Additional information

You will be offered the correct PPE for this course (with the exception of safety footwear, which must be supplied by the trainee/candidate). Robust outdoor clothing should be worn, ideally coveralls or a boiler suit.

Any other equipment required will be listed on the joining instructions.  These will be emailed to you a few weeks before the course is due to start – please contact us to confirm you have the required items.

Available Courses
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 31/01/2023
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Tuesday
Time(s): 8:30am - 4:30pm
Fees: £267.00
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 19/04/2023
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Wednesday
Time(s): 8:30am - 4:30pm
Fees: £267.00
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 05/07/2023
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Wednesday
Time(s): 8:30am - 4:30pm
Fees: £267.00

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. 

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Unemployed offer

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. To find out if you are eligible open our Part-time fee flow chart below or call our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.


Part-time Fee Flow Chart

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol on one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.