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Harper Adams University Amtra

AMTRA SQP (Animal Medicines Training Regulatory Authority)

We offer training that enables animal medicine advisors to prescribe and supply animal medicines for farm animals, horses, and pets according to the UK’s legal requirements. Working with AMTRA, the independent regulator that keeps a register of Suitably Qualified Persons (SQPs), we offer a range of level four modules leading to the SQP qualification, offering various routes according to your professional needs.

There are twelve SQP qualifications depending on which species – or combination of species you will be working with: farm animals, companion animals, and/or equine.

We also offer CPD courses to keep your qualification up to date.


The four modules can be taken in different combinations, as shown below. You will undergo an exam for each separate module.

  • The base module
  • The farm animal module
  • The equine module
  • The companion animal module
Type SQP Category Modules required
Merchant R-SQP Base, Farm Animal, Equine and Companion Animal. Oral test
Saddler E-SQP Base, Equine and Companion Animal. Oral test
Equine only J-SQP Base and Equine. Oral test
Companion Animal only C-SQP Base and Companion Animal. Oral test
Farm Animal only L-SQP Base and Farm Animal. Oral test
Farm Animal and Equine G-SQP Base, Farm Animal and Equine. Oral test
Farm and Companion Animal K-SQP Base, Farm Animal and Companion Animal. Oral test


Students should register with AMTRA before booking a course. You will pay a fee that covers both a training manual to study and your exam fee. Once you have completed the training manual you can choose to take a further course, with Harper Adams or another training provider, before taking the exam. You will pay an additional fee to Harper Adams for your course costs.

Booking a course

Modules can be booked through the Short Course and Conferences Office. If you are applying for a module/course you must also book an exam place with AMTRA.

Booking an exam

Exams for each module must be booked through AMTRA at the same time that you book on to your course.

Contact: info@amtra.org.uk 01359 245801


We are able to offer SQP training at a discounted price for Harper Adams undergraduate students in their second and fourth years, with exams held in February. Further details are available from the Short Course and Conference Office.