Basic Husbandry & Handling - British Alpaca Society Modules 1 - 5

BAS 1-5 180720

BAS Modules 1 - 5

  • 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

Who the Workshop is For

Are you interested in alpacas, thinking about having some alpacas, new to alpacas or had alpacas a while and want to learn more about them? This workshop is suitable for complete newbies or owners who would like a refresher and to learn what is current with alpacas at the moment.

About the Workshop Leaders 

Janet, a breeder of alpacas since 2008, is a British Alpaca Affiliate Trainer and an active BAS Welfare Committee member. She is qualified to offer all 11 BAS course modules and is trained to BAS Advanced Level. She has attended fibre courses held by Paul Vallely (Australian Alpaca Fibre Testing) and Cameron Holt (International School of Fibres, Australia). As part of her Continuing Professional Development, Janet regularly attends practical workshops on all aspects of alpaca husbandry and handling.

Caroline is a British Alpaca Society Affiliate Trainer and has attended British Alpaca Society training courses up to Advanced Level.  She has a B.Sc. from Harper Adams University in Agri-Food with Marketing and Management.  She has kept Alpacas since 2012 and now has a herd of 37. She also works with their fibre as a spinner and weaver. In 2018, she and her husband purchased a mini-mill to process alpaca fibre for themselves and other alpaca owners.

Workshop Format 

Workshops are kept small to ensure attendees have time to get hands-on and ask as many questions as possible. Sessions include PowerPoint presentations, outdoor practicals and getting hands-on with the alpacas.

Workshop Itinerary - BAS Modules 1 - 5

Arrival is at 9am for 9.30 start and the day will finish at 5pm.

9am for 9.30 start, coffee and tea

9.30am – Introduction

10am – Powerpoint presentation, theory of Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Catching your Alpaca), (Fitting a head collar), (Halter Training) and (Feeding and Basic Management)

12 noon – Lunch (please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements)

1pm – Hands on with the alpacas, putting all of this mornings theory into practice

4pm – Powerpoint presentation, Module 5 (Vaccination, worming and supplements)

4.30pm – Summary of the day.

Workshop Venue

Titus Alpacas, Old Russet Barn, Stanwardine in the Fields, Shropshire SY4 2EX 

Parking & What to Bring

There is ample parking. Normal footwear for indoors and wellies/boots for working in the paddock that are suitable for being dipped in disinfectant to adhere to our herd bio-security. For our outdoor sessions which include getting hands-on with the alpacas, please dress appropriately.

"Well, what a truly inspiring day I have had! I can't thank you enough, it was an absolute pleasure and a wonderful day."

Overnight Accommodation

Students may prefer to travel the night before  to start fresh in the morning. Accommodation is available from local AirBnB providers and the Premier Inn

Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions here.

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