From 1 November 2016: Certificate of Competence to include calves
The Certificate of Competence training modules will change from Tuesday 1 November 2016 following a review.
The FSA has worked closely with FDQ and other training providers to agree the revised units which now match the competencies in EC 1099/2009 Annex IV.
In the original training modules, there was no separate module for calves. The FDQ consultation elicited responses that this omission should be corrected. The FSA and FDQ have agreed to add a new species unit ‘V’ and new competencies for calves.
FDQ will introduce the new training units from 1 November 2016. At the same time, the FSA will revise the Certificate of Competence application form and issue cards with calves as an additional species, code V.
Please note: Existing Certificate of Competence holders will not need to take any action. All Certificate of Competence issued before 1 November 2016 showing cattle will still include calves.