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.

 Please see factsheet for more information.

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

Functional Skills

Level 2 English

Level 2 Mathematics

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

A potential apprentice: Must be aged 16 or over & have officially left school. Must be employed (NOT self-employed) in the relevant occupational sector, working a minimum of 30 hours per week. Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 including maths and English, or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both maths and English & must have a supervisory role within own organisation (or given the opportunity to). NB: English & maths Functional Skills Level 2 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs. (All candidates will be asked to complete an online functional skills assessment regardless of previous qualifications.* An individual can only undertake an apprenticeship at the same or lower level than a qualification they already hold, if this allows the individual to acquire substantive new skills and the content of the training is materially different from any prior training or a previous apprenticeship. Must have the right to work in England & spend at least 50% of their working hours in England over the duration of the apprenticeship. Must be a citizen of a country with in the European Economic Area (EEA) or have the right of abode in the UK AND have been ordinarily resident in the EEA for at least the previous 3 years on the first day of learning.


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


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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