Develop performance in land-based industries
Introduction to crop systems
Safe and effective working practices in land-based industries
Use transport and assist with maintenance of tools and equipment
Carry out tractor operations
Assist with maintaining the health and wellbeing of animals
Assist with the care of animals
This course covers practical skills and relevant background knowledge. Students are normally aged 16 or over, academic qualifications are not essential, but some level of ability in Maths and English is important along with a keen interest in the subject. Some practical knowledge of agriculture is desirable.
Learning and assessment
Assessments will include assignments and practical work. There will also be an online test.
On successful completion of this course the student may progress onto a Level 2 course at College, a Level 2 apprenticeship or enter the industry
Agricultural supply business assistants
Specialist Clothing and Equipment: Steel toe-capped boots/wellington boots. Protective overalls, waterproof coat and leggings, hi visibility vest and work gloves.
Costs that are mandatory for the course:
Steel toe-capped boots or wellington boots – approx. £25
Protective overalls – approx. £25
Waterproof coat and leggings – approx. £50
Hi visibility bib – approx. £10
Costs that are optional for the course:
There may be an opportunity to travel on study tours in the UK and day trips to shows and farms.
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