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SQP Examination Centres and Taught Courses

Current AMTRA Examination centres also offering training courses are listed below, with the timetable of courses and examinations currently on offer. Further exam dates and optional training courses will be added to this list as they become available. Check the AMTRA website (www.amtra.org.uk) for the most up to date information.

If you're looking for information about the "CPD exam" for those without enough CPD points, please see the CPD page.

Please also read "Book an SQP exam with AMTRA" for more information on exams, including the format of the exams, deadlines for the farm animal assignment, guidance on report writing, sample exam papers, and the rules and regulations for the exams.

Exam bookings must be received by AMTRA an absolute minimum of 3 weeks prior to the exam date. Some exams fill up well in advance.

Please note that all exams are subject to minimum numbers: we regret that very occasionally it may be necessary to cancel an exam if insufficient people book for a particular date.

The exam booking form can be found inside the front cover of your training manual, or on the "Book an SQP exam with AMTRA" page.

Please note: while most of the exam centres are suitable for access by wheelchair and others with mobility difficulties, not all are. If this may cause problems for you, please contact us to seek advice before booking your exam.

 

Exam timetables and available modules at each centre

The exams at each of the exam centres are timetabled in two ways, which may influence which modules you can sit:

  • Exam timetable 1 is over two days. The first afternoon is the Base module and the Equine module. The next morning is the Companion animal, Farm animal, and Avian modules, and the Veterinary Nurse conversion exam. The viva (oral) exams are in the afternoon of the second day. Re-sits and upgrades are available and will take place at the times just given.
  • Exam timetable 2 is a longer single day. The morning is the Base module, the Equine module, the Companion animal module, and the Avian module, and the Veterinary Nurse conversion exam. The viva (oral) exams are in the afternoon. Those wanting to become an R-SQP cannot sit all of their modules at such venues. Re-sits and any other mixture of any modules (including the farm animal module) are available but subject to a 5-hour maximum.

 

Training course and exam centres currently available

 

ASKHAM BRYAN COLLEGE, YORK

Training course dates: Exam dates: Booking deadline dates:
No training courses planned, contact college for further information 

3 & 4 August 2017 - Exams modules are not being held on usual set days, contact Harper or AMTRA if you require further information

Friday 14 July 2017 

Newton Rigg College, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0AH

Training course dates:  Exam dates: Booking deadline dates:

No training courses planned, contact college for
further information

(exam timetable 1): 19 & 20 April 2017 

Thursday 30 March 2017 

For details of training course costs for Askham Bryan College and Newton Rigg College
Contact: Sarah Wickham, Askham Bryan College, York, YO23 3FR
Email: sarah.wickham@askham-bryan.ac.uk
Telephone: 01904 772343

BETA - British Equestrian Trade Association

Training courses to be held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire:

Training course dates: Exam dates: Booking deadline dates:
10 & 11 April 2017 (exam timetable 2): 27 April 2017  FULL Thursday 6 April 2017
18 & 19 July 2017 (exam timetable 2): 2 August 2017  Wednesday 12 July 2017
13 & 14 September 2017  (exam timetable 2): 26 September 2017  Tuesday 5 September 2017
7 & 8 November 2017 (exam timetable 2): 21 November 2017 Tuesday 31 October 2017


Exams include Resits, Vivas, Base, Equine, Companion & Avian modules - Farm module not included
All examinations take place at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
Courses cost £205+VAT for BETA members, or £250+VAT for non-members.

For further details of courses
Contact: Laura Clegg, BETA, Stockeld Park, Wetherby, LS22 4AW
Email: laurac@beta-int.com
Telephone: 01937 587062

BICTON COLLEGE, DEVON

Training course dates: Exam dates: Booking deadline dates:

Base module: 29  to 31 May 2017
Farm module: 1 & 2 June 2017
Equine module: 5 June 2017
Companion module: 6 June 2017

(exam timetable 1): 3 & 4 July 2017  Monday 12 June 2017 


For further details of costs and to book training or revision courses
Contact: Admissions,Bicton College, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7BY
Email: admissions@bicton.ac.uk
Telephone: 01395 562408
Fax: 01395 567502

GREENMOUNT CAMPUS, CO. ANTRIM

Training course dates: Exam dates: Booking deadline dates:

No training courses planned - contact college for
further information

(exam timetable 1): 5 & 6 July 2017

Wednesday 14 June 2017 


For further details of costs and to book training courses contact Colin Alexander
Short Course Manager, College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise, Greenmount Campus, 45 Tirgracy Road, Antrim, BT41 4PS
Email: colin.alexander@daera-ni.gov.uk
Telephone: 028 9442 6736

HARPER ADAMS UNIVERSITY, SHROPSHIRE

Training course dates Exam dates Booking deadline dates

Base module: 12 to 14 December 2016 
Farm module: 15 & 16 December 2016
Companion module: 4 April 2017         
Equine module: 5 April 2017               

(exam timetable 1): 6 & 7 April 2017 Thursday 16 March 2017

Base module: 3 to 5 April 2017            
Farm module: 6 & 7 April 2017        
Companion module: 11 July 2017
Equine module: 12 July 2017

(exam timetable 1): 13 & 14 July 2017  Thursday 22 June 2017

Base module: 3 to 5 July 2017        
Farm module: 6 & 7 July 2017         
Companion module: 5 September 2017
Equine module: 6 September 2017

(exam timetable 1): 7 & 8 September 2017   Thursday 17 August 2017 


For further details of costs and to book training courses
Contact: Caroline Thacker, Short Course Office, Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB
Email: scco@harper-adams.ac.uk
Telephone: 01952 815300

MYF TRAINING, HAMPSHIRE

Training course dates: Exam dates: Booking deadline dates:
contact college (exam timetable 2): 1 June 2017  Thursday 11 May 2017
for further information (exam timetable 2): 20 October 2017  Friday 29 September 2017


A one-day revision course aimed at Veterinary Nurses is available before each exam date.
Exams include Resits, Vivas, Base, Equine, Companion & Avian modules - Farm module not included.

For further details of costs & to book training courses
Contact: Julie Ouston, MYF Training, Hippodrome House, Station Road, Aldershot, Hants, GU11 1LZ
Email: info@myftraining.com
Website:  www.myftraining.com
Telephone: 01252 319636

SRUC (formerly Scottish Agricultural College - SAC)

SRUC - Craibstone, Aberdeen

Training course dates: Exam dates: Booking deadline dates:
No future dates confirmed - contact the college for more details No future dates confirmed - contact the college for more details
 


SRUC - Riverside Campus, Ayr

Training course dates: Exam dates: Booking deadline dates:
No future dates confirmed - contact the college for more details No future dates confirmed - contact the college for more details  

 

SRUC - Barony Campus, Dumfries

Training course dates: Exam dates: Booking deadline dates:

No future dates confirmed - contact the college
for more details

No future dates confirmed - contact the college
for more details
 

 

For further details of courses and costs
Contact: Debbie Wardrop, Training Administrator, Barony Campus, Parkgate, Dumfries, DG1 3NE
Email: baronytrainingservices@sruc.ac.uk
Telephone: 01387 242918

UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN

Training course dates: Exam dates: Booking deadline dates

Base module: 14 & 15 March 2017 CANCELLED
Companion module: 16 March 2017 CANCELLED

(exam timetable 2): 27 March 2017  Monday 6 March 2017


For further details of courses and costs
Contact Simon Goodger, University of Lincoln, LN2 2LG
Email: sgoodger@lincoln.ac.uk
Telephone: 01522 835295

WRITTLE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, CHELMSFORD

Training course dates: Exam dates: Booking deadline dates:

Farm module: 15 & 16 May 2017
Base module: 10 to 12 July 2017
Equine module: 17 July 2017
Companion module: 18 July 2017

(exam timetable 1): 19 & 20 July 2017 Wednesday 28 June 2017


For further information of costs and to book courses
Contact: Michelle Willams, Writtle University College, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 3RR
Email: michelle.williams@writtle.ac.uk
Tel: 01245 424200 extn 25665
Direct Dial: 01245 424287
Fax 01245 420456

This page last updated 06/03/2017