Agriculture

Introduction

Course Title: Agricultural Intermediate Apprenticeship
Course Code: AG141

Department: Agriculture
Course Type: Full time



If you like working outside, and your strengths are more practical based, an agricultural apprenticeship could be for you. Each workplace is different so you may be working with different types of cattle, sheep or pigs and carrying out a variety of tractor tasks depending on your job. You will learn about how and why farming works in certain ways. This is real work where you will learn teamwork in the workplace in the food production industry.

Farming has huge career opportunities, so if you take the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge you can have a long and successful career.

The day is made up of theory and practical lectures covering livestock, crops, farm health and safety, and bio security.

Functional Skills in English and Maths, depending on GCSE acheivement.

One block week to achieve NPTC Tractor Driving and Related Operations.

Overview

Qualification

Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Agriculture (QCF)

Course Content

- Monitoring and maintaining health and safety
- Maintain the healthy growth of crops
- Establish and maintain conditions appropriate to the welfare of animals
- Prepare and operate a tractor with attachments
- Maintain site bio-security and personal hygiene
- Deliver basic treatments to livestock
- Monitor and maintain the supply of feed and water to livestock
- Prepare and cultivate sites ready for planting
-Functional Skills in English and Maths, depending on GCSE acheivement.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements, however you will be required to take an assessment to ensure you have the required standard of maths and English Keen to learn new skills and be willing to work in your own time to reinforce these skills. You may be required to work at weekends so you need to be reliable and able to get to your chosen workplace. - Mature students lacking formal qualifications will be considered based on previous experience. -You will be required to find suitable relevant employment. - Recent practical farm experience is essential.

Next Steps

Advanced Level Apprenticehip in Agriculture in Livestock, Dairy or Mixed Farming.

Career Opportunities

Following an Intermediate or Advanced Agricultural Apprenticeship, students could expect to find employment as a: - General farm worker - Assistant herdsperson - Stock person - Agricultural related industries such as feed suppliers