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Enrol with AMTRA to become an SQP

(This is stage 1 of the "Becoming an SQP" page, which should be consulted for the full process.)

Once you've read the material on this website and are sure you want to become an SQP, send AMTRA a completed enrolment form with the appropriate fee: payment for enrolment is subject to our standard terms and conditions.

You should select which type of SQP you wish to become:

SQP
Type
Permissible
Medicines
  Enrolment Fee from 1/1/12015
R-SQP All VPS Medicines   £345
G-SQP VPS - farm animals & equines   £325
K-SQP VPS - farm & companion animals   £325
E-SQP VPS - equines & companion animals   £285
L-SQP VPS - farm animals only   £305
J-SQP VPS - equines only   £265
C-SQP VPS - companion animals only   £265
Avian SQP enrolments:      
A-SQP VPS - avian only   £265
CA-SQP VPS - companion animals and avian   £285
JA-SQP VPS - equine and avian   £285
EA-SQP VPS - companion, equine and avian   £305

Since qualified Veterinary Nurses already have been assessed on some of the relevant material in this qualification they can be given credit for this and just have to be assessed on the "new" material and the working understanding of their other knowledge checked - on the enrolment form they should select the Veterinary Nurse option and fee. More information for Veterinary Nurses...

Non-qualified nurses and receptionists can also become SQPs but they will have to enrol as a new student at the full fee, not using the veterinary nurse rate.

The enrolment fee includes:

  • the examination fee (provided the exam is taken within 24 months of enrolment) - including the fee paid to the exam centre and the fee paid to Harper Adams for providing the exam and marking it.
  • the AMTRA assessment fee (including the oral examination)
  • the price of the training material
  • the Harper Adams assessment/credit rating/quality control fee
  • a NOAH Compendium containing data sheets of those medicines which qualified SQPs can prescribe
  • inclusion on the AMTRA SQP Register for the remainder of the calendar year of the examination
  • access to AMTRA services and to Continuing Professional Development

It will be necessary to sit the exam within 24 months of enrolment otherwise AMTRA will charge a supplementary fee.

Receive from AMTRA a printed home-study manual

We will send by courier a printed manual for you to study with the appropriate modules depending on which species groups you have selected at enrolment.

You will also, separately, receive from Harper Adams University details of how to access an online version of the training manual, including your individual password. If you lose this or have difficulties accessing the online system, please contact Harper Adams: Telephone: +44 (0)1952 815008, email: animalswd@harper-adams.ac.uk

Home study from the printed manual and the online system may be supplemented in some cases by training provided by your employer.

As an optional supplement, book directly with a training venue a taught course

To supplement the printed training manual, most students find it highly advantageous to undertake a taught course provided by a specialist educational centre or trainer and a list of these courses is available on the AMTRA website.

It is up to you whether to attend a course: the training centre will charge a fee for this. Courses should be booked directly with the training centre.

Those taking the farm animal module are also required to do a assignment (see next section for more): AMTRA recommends that you start the assignment before attending a course.

This page last updated 08/01/2015