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 Government advice, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel events until further notice. We will update this page and share details via social media as and when courses resume.

Course dates

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