Safe Use of Sheep Dips*


If you want to buy sheep dip or take part in the dipping of sheep you must hold a Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Sheep Dip. By successfully completing this course you will be awarded the City & Guilds NPTC Certificate of Competence.

Who is the course for?

Anyone who wants to purchase or use sheep dip in the course of their job.

Course content 

  • Understand the parasites to be controlled and the harm they cause
  • How to keep yourself and other workers safe from the dip chemical
  • How to avoid contaminating the environment with dip chemical
  • Looking after your sheep
  • The dip products that can be used
  • What makes a good sheep dipper


Part 1 – Online multiple choice questions

Part 2 – Oral questioning near a dipper on a 1:1 basis

The Training and Part 1 of the assessment is completed in one day.

Part 2 of the assessment takes two hours to complete on a separate day