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CTSI Animal Health and Welfare Professional Qualification

CTSI Animal Health and Welfare Professional Qualification

This professional qualification has been developed by CTSI's experts to equip professionals working in animal health and welfare. It is accepted under the new government legislation and suitable for those working in local authority and government departments, as well as organisations in the third and private sectors.

This course will focus on the legal requirements in relation to the animal health and welfare regulatory framework and the relationship between animal health, animal welfare, the official food and feed controls and public health.

This CTSI Professional Qualification demonstrates knowledge and understanding of: 

  • the roles of all regulatory bodies
  • the framework of legislation
  • legislation and codes of practice
  • notifiable and zoonotic animal diseases
  • recognition of animal neglect and welfare issues
  • legislation and codes of practice for primary production of feed and food
  • traceability of livestock and food fraud on farms
  • statutory obligations and code of practice for animal health and welfare investigations

This online course consists of 5 training days and assessment days including a multiple-choice online assessment, an oral assessment and a written submission required within 3 months of attending the course contact days.

There is a requirement of approximately 3 months of independent learning prior to the contact days, which is supported by resources available via the online portal. This includes 12 sections of detailed course notes. These online materials must be completed in advance of the contact days. 

Course dates for 2023/24


Course Start Date (compulsory Pre-reading
access given)

Course Contact Days
with your Trainer


Fees *

 Book online

17 3 July 2023 25-29 September 2023 Virtual £980+VAT £1,080+VAT


18 21 August 2023

13-17 November 2023

Virtual £980+VAT £1,080+VAT


19 23 October 2023

8-12 January 2024

virtual  £980+VAT £1,080+VAT


20 22 December 2023

18-22 March 2024

Virtual  £980+VAT £1,080+VAT


21 29 April 2024

22-26 July 2024

Virtual £980+VAT £1,080+VAT


22 2 September 2024

25-29 November 2024

Virtual £980+VAT £1,080+VAT


 *Non-member rate includes CTSI membership for 2023 providing access to all the member benefits including FREE entry to the CTSTI Annual Conference (subject to approval of application).

Further information can be found in the Professional Qualification and Competency tab in the QUALIFICATION RESOURCES area!  

Once the limited spaces are full, please register your interest below to be notified of upcoming dates.       

CTSI Animal Health & Welfare Professional Qualification - Expression of Interest



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