Intermediate 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 including health and safety issues and procedures. It is suitable for those seeking or employed in their first 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 18 months, 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 2 Diploma in Agriculture

(Minimum of 19 credits from the optional modules)

Functional Skills: ·

Level 1 English ·

Level 1 Mathematics

Employee Rights and Responsibilities ·

elivered 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

Course modules

Combined Competence and Knowledge Qualification

Monitoring and maintaining health and safety

Maintain and develop personal performance

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Establish and maintain conditions appropriate to the welfare of animals

Prepare feed and water supplies for livestock

Monitor and maintain the supply of feed and water to livestock

Load and unload physical resources within work area

Maintain site biosecurity and personal hygiene

Maintain livestock during pregnancy

Maintain the health and welfare of livestock during birth and care for mother and baby

Prepare, establish and maintain livestock in their accommodation

Prepare outdoor sites for the introduction of livestock

Monitor and maintain livestock on outdoor sites

Prepare for, carry out and complete the milking of livestock

Prepare for the shearing of livestock

Shear livestock

Select and transfer livestock

Transport physical resource within work area

Prepare and operate a tractor with attachments

Establish animals in a new environment

Deliver basic treatments to livestock

Functional Skills

Level 1 English

Level 1 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 1 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics and be able to cope with the Level 2 vocational qualification. Apprentices must have a contract of employment working for a minimum for 30 hours/week.

Progression

Apprentices successfully completing the Intermediate Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto the Advanced Apprenticeship in Agriculture or other Further Education courses.

Careers

Typical jobs apprentices will be able to progress onto on completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship will depend on the qualifications and experience gained, but could include: farm worker, assistant herdsperson.

Why study an Apprenticeship?

Everything you need to know about taking on an Apprentice with Myerscough College as well as the benefits and support available.

Find out more

Apprenticeship Vacancies

View all our Apprenticeship vacancies and apply online with the National Apprenticeship Service.

Apprenticeship Vacancies

Case Studies

Don't just take our word for it, meet a selection of our Apprentices and hear what they have to say about an Apprenticeship with Myerscough College.

Take a look

Traineeships

Traineeships offer the chance to develop your skills and experience in order to enhance your chances of progression to an Apprenticeship, college course or employment.

Find out more