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Level 2 Award, Certificate or Diploma in Work-Based Agriculture (Livestock Production)

Formerly known as an NVQ, and taking place in the workplace at a suitable time arranged with your assessor, this course develops the essential skills and knowledge required to work within the livestock production industry. You will gain a solid understanding of the issues surrounding successful livestock production and can be tailored specifically to look at issues within the beef, sheep, dairy, pig our poultry sectors.

Course Duration:

Full Time

Course Content:

  • 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 watr supplies for livestock
  • Monitor and maintain the supply of feed and water to livestock

Plus optional units relevant to the industry within which the candidate works.

Assessment Method:

Diploma: Portfolio of evidence and practical assessment.

Intermediate apprenticeship: portfolio of evidence, practical assessment and underpinning knowledge test

Entry Requirements:

Students must be employed or in a one year work placement within the industry.

Progression Routes:

Successful students can progress their career with their employer.

George left Holmwood School at 16 to work on his parent’s organic farm in Woodchuch, Ashford. In July 2010 George began the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Livestock Production. During his apprenticeship he achieved his Key Skills in Communication at level 1, an Emergency First Aid at Work certificate and his CS30/31 Chainsaw qualifications, completing the Level 2 Diploma in January 2012 to a high standard. Due to the standard of work produced and his commitment to the family farm he progressed on to the Advanced Apprenticeship straight away. He completed this in July 2013 in less than 18 months. Having proving to have the knowledge and a life time – so far – on the farm George has been given the further responsibility of managing the family farm. He is contemplating undertaking the Higher Apprenticeship in the near future, but first wants to get to grip with the new and highly responsible role he has been entrusted with.

George Burden

Apprenticeships

We offer intermediate apprenticeships, advanced apprenticeships and fee-paying routes into agriculture and horticulture. These qualifications, whch are recongised by Lantra, can be tailored to suit the employer and their needs. Apprenticeships are available to students in suitable employment who are aged between 16-18 years old (fully funded) or 19-24 years old (with an employer contribution towards the cost of tuition).

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

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