About Amtra

AMTRA is a not-for-profit organisation, working since 1986 to support the long term future of the SQP sector, managing the SQP registration for almost 7000 AMTRA SQPs.

AMTRA is appointed by the Secretary of State to keep its Register of SQPs, which brings associated responsibilities including an effective disciplinary process to take action in the case of SQPs not following the SQP Code of Practice, together with a mandatory system of CPD.

Additionally, AMTRA undertakes a number of other activities to support AMTRA SQPs, helping to support and enhance the quality of AMTRA SQPs, the service they provide to animal owners, and supporting their long-term future.

tasks include:

  • working with Harper Adams University to develop and maintain a qualification syllabus at Higher Education Level 4 and above which meets the needs of SQPs and the requirements of the Secretary of State
  • working with training centres to support course provision
  • provision of information and advice to AMTRA SQPs
  • maintenance of the Register of AMTRA SQPs
  • monitoring and accreditation of continuing professional development for AMTRA SQPs
  • regulation of professional conduct (including powers to suspend registration or strike off the Register for misconduct)

AMTRA Constitutional Framework Documents