Alpaca Courses & Events

IJo is an affiliated trainer for the British Alpaca society authorised to deliver their approved training material for the Introduction to alpacas course and also a BAS Judge. We started breeding alpacas in 2012 and really enjoy sharing our experience and what we have learnt along the way. We hold various courses for people new to alpacas or have a few alpacas and want to know more ( introduction to alpacas course ) or for owners       (Practical alpaca course, Breeding and Birthing , Fleece assessment , advanced alpaca assessment etc) 

We assist you to find  accommodation locally and also Bed and Breakfast here at the farm. We are offering course dates for 2021 and will be adding further courses in the next few months. 

The BAS introduction to alpaca course is split into two day workshops. you can attend either one or both workshops and we give a discount for more that one person from a farm /couples. 

You will learn all you need to know about keeping alpacas with both practical and theory presentation which are in small friendly groups. Ongoing support is always offered after the course and a comprehensive handout and a certificate of completion is given at the end of the course . Refreshments are provided throughout the day and a hot lunch is also provided. COVID safe precautions are in place throughout the day. 

Module 1:   Catching your alpaca
Module 2:   Fitting a head collar
Module 3:   Halter training
Module 4:   Feeding and basic management
Module 5:   Vaccination, worming and supplements
Module 6:   Alpaca breeding
Module 7:   Alpaca mating
Module 8:   Birthing
Module 9:   Shearing

Module 10: What do to with fleece
Module 11: Marketing your alpaca business

“Module 1 to 5 are covered on Day 1 

Modules 6 to 11 on Day 2 

Cost is £95 ( incl Vat) per day with a discount for couples / same farm

Bookings can be made by clicking the “Book a course” button and selecting the date and course you would like to attend. If you do not see a date you can attend please call us to have a chat and we can see what we can do to help. 

Next course Dates 

22nd and 23rd January2022 – 09.30 to 16.30

31st January and 1st February 2022 – 09.30 to 16.30

19th February and 20th February 2022 – 09.30 to 16.30

1st March and 2nd March 2022 – 09.30 to 16.30

If you are thinking about owning alpacas or are a new owner then our Introduction to Alpacas courses will be on interest to you. We are happy to discuss your requirements and booking can be made via the website or by calling Jo on 0770 3005447.