Advanced Apprenticeship in Agriculture - Livestock Production

About the course

This programme covers a range of Livestock Production skills and related practices. the objectives of the course are to ensure the development of practical skills, related background knowledge inclusing health and safety issues and procedures. It is suitable for those seeking or employed in a more senior or supervisory role within the industry.

Venue

Work Based blended delivery programme consisting predominantly of on-site training and assessment within the workplace, supported by off-site technical training at local training and assessment venues as required. Course teaching, learning and assessment is enhanced through the effective use of e portfolio and distance learning resources to ensure flexible delivery is responsive to learner, employer and situational needs.

Programme Length

Work-based delivery over a minimum * of 22months, dependent on initial assessment.

*Minimum durations apply for 16 – 18 year olds. 19 + learners can apply for accredited prior learning which may reduce the duration. Funding rules dictate a minimum of 12 months duration.

Programme Structure The Apprenticeship is made up of a number of different nationally recognised qualifications:

Combined Competence and Knowledge Qualification: ·

Level 3 Workbased Diploma In Agriculture, Livestock Production

(Minimum of 29 credits required from optional modules and must include module 317 as one of the optional modules)

Functional Skills: ·

Level 2 English ·

Level 2 Mathematics ·

Employee Rights and Responsibilities ·

Delivered and assessed through a workbook

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills ·

Assessment and recognition through a Record of Achievement

Additional Employer Requirements: ·

First Aid Certificate ·

1 Legislative Course e.g. PA1, Manual Handling, Tractor Driving and Related Operations, ATV Operator Training

Course modules

Combined Competence and Knowledge Qualification

Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security

Maintain and store records within the workplace

Establish, monitor and maintain appropriate conditions for livestock

Communicate information within the workplace

Deliver basic treatments to livestock

Deliver routine husbandry procedures

Maintain, monitor and evaluate the provision of feed and water to livestock

Establish, implement and evaluate a herd breeding plan

Monitor and manage animals during gestation

Monitor and care for animal during and after birth

Plan, introduce and evaluate livestock accommodation

Determine the suitability of livestock for transfer, and prepare and monitor them ready for transfer

Prepare to shear livestock

Carry out and complete the shearing of livestock

Prepare, monitor and maintain the milking of livestock

Promote the health and well being of livestock

Transport physical resources within the work area

Plan and maintain supplies of physical resources within the work area

Prepare and construct new structures and surfaces

Prepare and maintain equipment and machines

Select and prepare animals for breeding

Manage the care of young animals

Establish animals in a new environment

Prepare for the transport of animals

Maintain the health and welfare of animals during transportation

Prepare outdoor sites for the introduction of livestock

Monitor and maintain livestock on the outdoor sites

Establish, monitor and maintain site hygiene and bio-secutiry

Knowledge Qualification

Functional Skills

Level 2 English

Level 2 Mathematics

Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Delivered and assessed through a workbook

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Assessment and recognition through a Record of Achievement

Additional Qualification(s)

First Aid Certificate

1 Legislative course e.g. PA1, Manual Handling, Tractor Driving and Related Operations

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to clarify course appropriateness. Entrants must have the ability to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics and be able to cope with the Level 3 vocational qualification. Apprentices must have a contract of employment working for a minimum for 30 hours/week.

Progression

Apprentices successfully completing the Advanced Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto into Higher Education.

Careers

Typical jobs apprentices will be able to progress onto on completion of the Advanced will depend on the qualifications and experience gained, but could include a range of roles within agriculture such as herdsperson, shepherd, farm worker.

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