Recognised qualifications in cattle foot trimming competence:
Currently the Dutch Diploma is awarded by the world renowned PTC+ Friesland College, Holland, under the direction of Pieter Kloosterman. In order to gain your Dutch diploma you need to have attended a 4 day course and been on a check day with Pieter to ensure you are trimming at the necessary standard.
Diploma exams are held regularly, organised by John Dawson at Embryonics. Tel: 01606 854411
There are two levels of qualification available through NPTC
A stockman/herdsman level (level 2 certificate)
Suitable for someone who has attended 4 days of training by an approved instructor, although it is recommended you attend one further check day after consolidating your training.
A professional foot trimmer level (level 3 diploma)
Requires 370 hours of notional learning time, so please contact NPTC for further information. Assessment schedules are available at: www.nptc.org.uk. Only NPTC qualified assessors are used who have attained recognised proficiency at foot trimming (qualification and peer assessed) and have pass a formal training programme.
To register for this qualification contact Marshall Clements on 01934 862288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org who will provide details of the next assessment day.
Other courses may be available but it is recommended you check these are attaining a nationally recognised level of competency. Many courses will issue a certificate of attendance but will not be able issue certificates of competency. Further training may be needed to attain an appropriate level of performance.