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Short Courses/CPD

NOAH Certificate of Animal Health

COVID19 update

Applicants should note that face-to-face courses have been postponed for the foreseeable future, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. All tuition will be on-line via Harper Adams University’s Learning Hub. Ensure that you have enrolled with NOAH beforehand, have received the large, green training manual and have your NOAH M number to hand.

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 modules, comprising key aspects of animal physiology and health.


You will receive a certificate from NOAH and notification of performance from Harper Adams detailing the higher education academic credits achieved, following successful completion of the examinations. 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 the current online course and March exam are now closed. Applications for future courses and exams should be made via this form, which should be fully completed and sent to


£625 (tuition only)

* may increase slightly July 2021

NOAH logo\Piglets at Harper Adams
NOAH logo\Piglets at Harper Adams


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

Animals Business Development Office
AC2 Aspire Centre
Harper Adams University
Shropshire TF10 8NB
Telephone: +44 (0)1952 81 5485 or 5076

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