The Safe Use of Sheep Dips

Margaret Scott
In Derby

Price on request
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Important information

Typology Short course
Location Derby
  • Short course
  • Derby

Where and when
Starts Location
On request
Burnwood Farm, Ockbrook, Derby, De72 3ry, England., DE72 3RY, Derbyshire, England
Starts On request
Burnwood Farm, Ockbrook, Derby, De72 3ry, England., DE72 3RY, Derbyshire, England

Course programme

About the Award

Chemicals used to prevent and treat sheep scab and other parasites are potentially hazardous. It is essential that in order to protect the health of the operator, the sheep and to minimise environmental pollution, the process of sheep dipping is carried out correctly and safely.

The Certificate of Competence was designed specifically to meet the legal requirements applying to the purchase and use of sheep dips. It provides evidence that the certificate holder understands and can comply with the responsibilities imposed by the legislation.

Modules in the Award

  • Part 1 Verbal Assessment

Carried out on a one Candidate to one Assessor basis using oral questions in the vicinity of a sheep dip, plus a practical assessment of adding concentrate chemical to the dip.

  • Part 2 Written Paper

Assessment of the fundamental job related knowledge which candidates are required to have in relation to the safe use of sheep dips before, during and after dipping.

  • Part 3 Practical Test

A practical assessment of the candidate's ability to use, store and dispose of sheep dips safely. They will be advised by the Assessment Centre of the time, date and place when the assessment will be conducted. It will take the form of a ‘practical test' and will involve the dipping of sheep.

Assessment of Part 1 and Part 2 is available on a year round basis.

Assessment of Part 3 may only be undertaken during accepted dipping seasons.

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