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    Short Courses/CPD

    AMTRA SQP (Animal Medicines Training Regulatory Authority)

    We offer training that enables animal medicine advisors to prescribe and supply animal medicines for farm animals, horses, and pets according to the UK’s legal requirements. Working with AMTRA, the independent regulator that keeps a register of Suitably Qualified Persons (SQPs), we offer a range of level four & level five modules leading to the SQP qualification, offering various routes according to your professional needs.

    There are twelve SQP qualifications depending on which species – or combination of species you will be working with: farm animals, companion animals, and/or equine.

    The course are delivered on Harper Adams University's campus.


    The four modules can be taken in different combinations, as shown below. You will undergo an exam for each separate module.

    • The base module
    • The farm animal module
    • The equine module
    • The companion animal module
    SQP Category Modules required
    R-SQP Base, Farm Animal, Equine and Companion Animal. Oral test
    E-SQP Base, Equine and Companion Animal. Oral test
    J-SQP Base and Equine. Oral test
    C-SQP Base and Companion Animal. Oral test
    L-SQP Base and Farm Animal. Oral test
    G-SQP Base, Farm Animal and Equine. Oral test
    K-SQP Base, Farm Animal and Companion Animal. Oral test



    Students should register with AMTRA before booking a course. You will pay a fee that covers both a training manual to study and your exam fee. Once you have completed the training manual you can choose to take a further course, with Harper Adams or another training provider, before taking the exam. You will pay an additional fee to Harper Adams for your course costs.

    Booking a course

    Modules can be booked through the Short Course and Conferences Office. If you are applying for a module/course you must also book an exam place with AMTRA.

    Booking an exam

    On campus exams will be held in conjunction with these campus courses (see dates). Priority for these on campus exams will be given to those booking training courses. Other exam dates are available for online exams throughout the year. Exam Dates 

    All exams must be booked direct with AMTRA  

    Contact: 01359 245801


    We are able to offer SQP training at a discounted price for Harper Adams undergraduate students in their second and fourth years, with exams held in February. Further details are available from the Short Course and Conference Office.


    On Application


    • 2-4 September 2024 Farm Animal Module
    • 5 September 2024 Equine Module Tuition
    • 9-11 September 2024 Base Module Tuition
    • 11-12 September 2024 Companion Animal Module Tuition
    • 12-13 September 2024 Examinations - booked direct with AMTRA
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    For further information, course dates, and to book, please contact:

    Short Course Office
    Harper Adams University
    Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB
    Telephone: +44 (0)1952 815 300
    Fax: +44 (0)1952 812 125

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