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Certificates of Competence

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Certificates of CompetenceWhat?: Practical, relevant qualifications, with candidates assessed on farm. There are three pig specific qualifications:

  • Pig Stockmanship and Welfare
  • Pig Husbandry Skills
  • Pig Unit Supervision and Operation

There are learning materials available and candidates can decide with their managers when they are ready to be assessed. Learner folders are available for the Pig Husbandry certificate and the Pig Unit Supervision and Operation certificate. All the units required to achieve the certificate are supplied in the folders.

Attending a AHDB Pork training course such as the Stockman Development Scheme or Technical Managers Scheme is also a good way to help prepare for assessment.

Pig Stockmanship and Welfare: Stockpeople who have worked with pigs for at least six months
Pig Husbandry Skills: Skilled stockpeople who work unsupervised
Pig Unit Supervision and Operation: Advanced stockpeople and supervisors who exercise responsibility

When?: Preparation and assessment can be arranged at any time to suit the candidate. 

Cost: £45+ VAT per qualification folder.


Certificate of Competence Manual Order Form

Certificate of Competence Manual Order Form