Agriculture

Introduction

Course Title: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Agriculture
Course Code: AG141

Department: Agriculture
Course Type: Apprenticeship



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 breeds of cattle, sheep or pigs, or carrying out a variety of tractor tasks depending on your job. Your college day is split between theory and practical and you will learn about how and why farming works in certain ways. This is real work where you will learn teamwork in the food production industry of this country.
Your progress will be regularly monitored and practical skills will be assessed in the workplace. Your knowledge is tested and you will be expected to update your electronic portfolio.

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
Opportunity to take tractor handling and related operations certificate.

English and maths skills will be developed based on your diagnostic assessment and the requirement of the apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

English and maths GCSE grade E or 3/2. You should be keen to learn new skills and recent practical farm experience is essential. You will be required to find suitable, relevant employment. Mature students will be considered based on previous experience.

Next Steps

Advanced Apprenticeship in Agriculture Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Agriculture

Career Opportunities

General farm worker Assistant herdsperson Stock person Within agricultural related industries such as feed suppliers