Stockperson Plus

A programme of problem-solving workshops designed to build on existing pig husbandry knowledge

The course naturally follows on from the Stockperson Development Scheme (SDS) to further develop the technical skills of pig unit staff. Sessions are interactive, recapping on pig production covered in the SDS and uses problem-solving exercises, which are applied to ‘virtual’ farm scenarios.

The course is suitable for stockpeople who:

  • have significant previous experience, or
  • have completed the Stockperson Development Scheme, or
  • hold the Stage 2 Certificate of Competence, and
  • want to progress to become a supervisor/manager

Participants receive a certificate of attendance and, for an additional cost, can choose to be assessed for the Stage 2 Certificate of Competence qualification.


Due to the evolving situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the latest Government advice we have taken the difficult decision to cancel events up to and including 30 June 2020.

Course dates

Broom Hall, Richmond Road, Saham Toney, Thetford IP25 7EX

29 October 2019 Breeding herd - gilt management
26 November 2019 Breeding herd - service and dry sow management
14 January 2020 Farrowing management
11 February 2020 Weaner management
21 April 2020 Finisher management
21 April 2020 Welfare and euthanasia

Uncle Henrys, Grayingham Grange Farm, Gainsborough DN21 4JD

21 January 2020 Breeding herd - gilt management
11 February 2020 Breeding herd - service and dry sow management
10 March 2020 Farrowing management
7 April 2020 Weaner management
5 May 2020 Finisher management
2 June 2020 Welfare and euthanasia

Upcoming sessions

Additional information

Sessions usually run as a half-day, starting with lunch at 12:30pm and finishing at 5:00pm.

The full course cost is £210+ VAT for levy payers or £700+ VAT for non levy payers.

Workshops can also be attended on an ad-hoc basis at a cost of £35+VAT per session.

To book a place, complete the training application form below.

Training application form

Payment is due 14 days prior to the course/sessions starting.

If you are interested in taking part in a future course, email