Parlour Safe is the training accreditation relevant to all engineers and technicians who are installing, maintaining and repairing milking equipment.

The courses progress from Parlour Safe Category 2 (Dairy Technician) through to Parlour Safe Category 4 (Master Dairy Engineering Technician), covering all levels of skill, experience and required learning. Parlour Safe training is now facilitated at two colleges, Reaseheath in Cheshire and Hartpury in Gloucestershire. Before you an enrol to study you need to be registered on the Parlour Safe technicians database. Registration is free of charge.

Training is run on a block release system spread over two years. Following valuable feedback from technicians and dealerships we have now reduced the amount of blocks of training whilst increasing the training time per block. There will now be 2 blocks of 3 day training days per academic year. This dramatically reduces the amount of time technicians are away from the dealership and also reduces the amount of travel and accommodation costs.

HOW TO ENROL ON A COURSE

If you wish to enrol on a Cat 2 or Cat 3 course, please contact us on info@milkingsystems.co.uk and advise which course you wish to attend and your contact details.  Your information will be sent to the relevant college who will distribute enrolment forms at the relevant time.


COURSE COSTS

Training is run on a block release system spread over two academic years consisting of 2 blocks of 3 training days per academic year.  The cost to complete a training category is £2,200 payable in 2 instalments, £1,100 invoiced at the start of the first academic year and £1,100 invoiced at the start of the second academic year.


PARLOUR SAFE TRAINING DATES

The training dates for the next academic year are as follows:


PARLOUR SAFE CATEGORY 2

 All Category 2 training will be held at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire

 FIRST YEAR STUDENTS

BLOCK 1: 16th – 18th October 2019
BLOCK 2: 15th – 17th January 2020

SECOND YEAR STUDENTS

BLOCK 1: 13th – 15th November 2019
BLOCK 2: 4th – 6th March 2020


PARLOUR SAFE CATEGORY 3

All Category 3 training will be held at Reaseheath College in Nantwich

 FIRST YEAR STUDENTS

BLOCK 1:  12th – 14th November 2019     

BLOCK 2: 17th – 19th March 2020


SECOND YEAR STUDENTS

BLOCK 1: 5th – 7th November 2019

BLOCK 2: 10th – 12th March 2020

PARLOUR SAFE TRAINING PROVIDERS

Parlour Safe Category 2 training is held at Hartpury College, Hartpury House, Hartpury, Gloucester GL19 3BE.

Parlour Safe Category 3 training is held at Reaseheath College, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6DF

PARLOUR SAFE TRAINING MODULES

B  =  Basic

A  =  Advanced

Ref Learning Module CAT2 CAT3
1 Animal Health Yes (B) Yes (A)
2 Animal Physiology Behaviour Yes (B) Yes (A)
3 Best Practice & Daily Routines Yes  
4 Bio-security Yes  
5 Business Admin Yes Yes
6 Equipment Cleaning Yes  
7 Cooling Yes (B)  
8 Diagnostics Yes  
9 Electrical Installations Yes Yes
10 Electronics & Automation Yes (B) Yes (A)
11 Finance    
12 Health, Safety and Welfare Yes (B) Yes (A)
13 Herd Management   Yes
14 Hydraulics Yes (B)  
15 ICT (merged with #10 Electronics/Automation)    
16 Legislation & Standards Yes (B) Yes (A)
17 Milk Quality Yes (B) Yes (A)
18 Milking Time Testing   Yes
19 ISO Testing Yes  
20 Milk Yield Recording Yes  
21 Milking In a new system/ Handover   Yes
22 Parlour Design/Ergonomics Yes Yes
23 Customer Relations Yes  
24 Plumbing Yes  
25 Pneumatics Yes  
26 Principles of Milking Machines Yes  
27 Project Management   Yes (B)
28 Service & Maintenance Yes  
30 Training   Yes