The Livestock Market Operations and Management course is run by Harper Adams University, on behalf of the Livestock Auctioneers Association (LAA) and the Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers of Scotland (IAAS).
The course is aimed at aspiring auctioneers and market managers and provides the only route to membership of the LAA and the IAAS.
Students undertake two residential weeks each year at Harper Adams University for tuition, group visits, assessments, and examinations, usually in January & July. Further study is supported between the residential weeks online through a Virtual Learning Environment.
The programme is presented from January to July to leave the latter half of the year clear for the all-important peak period in sales.