Aimed at either small-holders or people who work sheep, beef, dairy and arable farms, this course is formerly known as an NVQ and provides a solid foundation in the theory behind mixed farming, as well as practical training in the wide range of skills associated with livestock and crops.
- Monitoring and maintaining health and safety
- Maintain and develop personal performance
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
- Prepare and cultivate sites ready for planting crops
- Establish and maintain conditions appropriate to the welfare of animals
- Prepare and operate a tractor with attachments
Plus optional units relevant to the industry within which the candidate works.
Diploma: Portfolio of evidence and practical assessment.
Intermediate apprenticeship: portfolio of evidence, practical assessment and underpinning knowledge test
Students must be employed or in a one year work placement within the industry.
Successful students can progress their career with their employer.
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.