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    Short Courses/CPD

    NOAH Certificate of Animal Health

    New syllabus

    The NCAH syllabus has been redeveloped. Training materials are available from NOAH. The course and examination have a shorter syllabus with no optional modules so all candidates will attend the same course and sit one written examination on the syllabus. There is no longer a 'viva' examination.

    Who is the course designed for?

    The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) requires that all animal medicines sales staff and its members be trained, in conjunction with Harper Adams. A training manual and e-manual has been developed to support the study towards the NOAH Certificate of Animal Health. This training course is designed to supplement the learning materials in the manual and is held two to three weeks before the examination. It will be assumed that prior study, from the manual, has taken place.


    As a result of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Understand basic animal physiology.
    • Understand nutrition, its manipulation and its effect on animal health.
    • Understand the causes and the means of control of disease.
    • Be better able to fulfil their role in transmitting knowledge of products, the law and the codes that control and influence their use.

    Award structure

    The NOAH certificate of animal health award is comprised of one module, comprising key aspects of animal physiology and health.


    You will receive a certificate from NOAH. The module has an academic credit value of 15 credits (these credits are internationally recognised and can be used towards a Higher Education award).


    Applications for future courses and exams can be made by emailing the completed application form to

    Please note that you must have first registered with NOAH as we require confirmation of your 'M' number.



    *Will increase from 1st September 2024


    • 19 August 2024 Examination
    • 16-18 September 2024 Tuition
    • 14 October 2024 Examination
    NOAH logo\Piglets at Harper Adams
    NOAH logo\Piglets at Harper Adams


    For further information, course dates, and to book, please contact:

    Business Development Office
    AC2 Aspire Centre
    Harper Adams University
    Shropshire TF10 8NB
    Telephone: +44 (0)1952 81 5042

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