Agriculture

Introduction

Course Title: Level 2 Agriculture Apprenticeship
Course Code: AG194

Department: Agriculture
Course Type: Day Release



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 regularly.

This standard follows a ‘core and options’ approach. The core covers the generic requirements for looking after animals competently and the sector options provide more specific needs for different livestock. One option will be taken in addition to the core skills to complete this apprenticeship, which provides a solid foundation for a range of progression opportunities within the industry.

Overview

Qualification

Level 2 Stockperson (beef, pigs, sheep and dairy)

Course Content

You will be required to undertake and have an understanding of a number of different core skills, knowledge and behaviours in order to complete this apprenticeship. These include:
Handling and restraining livestock
Health and welfare of livestock
Assessing the condition and behaviour of animals
Animal welfare and stress prevention
Record keeping

The following qualifications will need to be achieved prior to taking the end point assessment:
Emergency first aid at work
The safe use of pesticides

On completion of the pesticides foundation unit above also choose one of the following units:
Boom sprayer, mounted, trailed or self-propelled equipment
Granular applicator equipment
Handheld applicator equipment

If you do not already hold Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English (GCSE grade 2 or E), you will need to achieve this level and take the test for Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English prior to taking the end-point assessment.

You will be required to attend college one day a week.

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 2 or E in maths and English or level 1 functional skills in maths and English. Entry is subject to a successful interview and you will undertake an initial assessment in maths and English regardless of previous qualifications. You must be working under a suitable and relevant contract of employment for a minimum of 30 hours a week. If you do not have an employer, we may be able to help you find one.

Next Steps

You will have the opportunity to progress on to a higher level apprenticeship standard or to continue working within the industry.

Career Opportunities

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

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
We run on demand. Contact us for dates. Day Release Tue
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Additional Costs

You will need access to a PC/laptop to develop your e-portfolio. You may be required to purchase PPE and/or tools to use at work.

Location & Contact Details

Location

Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions

Helpline

Course Helpline 01305 215215

Email us

Materials Required

Pens Paper Folder to keep informatin ACF uniform (polo shirt, sweatshirt) Yellow hi-vis vest Clean overall Steel toe capped boots

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