Agriculture

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Agriculture
Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Agriculture

You will select a pathway of either livestock production, mixed farming or crops production based on the type of farm that you work on.

As an apprentice, the nature of your work will depend on your employer. Most farm businesses are small, so you’ll find yourself playing an important role in a variety of tasks and developing plenty of useful skills like:

  • Bedding down and feeding livestock
  • Routine husbandry and treatment tasks
  • Milking cows
  • Calving / lambing duties
  • Assisting with grassland management
  • Operating a tractor with attachments
  • Harvesting crops
  • Maintaining equipment and machines
  • Spreading manure and fertilisers

The Intermediate and Advanced Agriculture framework reflect the job roles within the industries and allows apprentices to take units in crop production, livestock production, mixed farming or poultry production depending on the type of farm they are working on. The types of jobs available include:

  • Intermediate Apprenticeship: general farm worker( livestock, crop or mixed farm), tractor driver, stock person
  • Advanced Apprenticeship: dairy herdsperson, section head, farm keyworker, beef stockperson, shepherd, leading tractor operator / technician, relief milker

Land Based Service Engineering

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Agricultural Land-Based Service Engineering
Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Agricultural Land-Based Service Engineering

Land-based engineering covers three main areas:

  • Parts
  • Sales
  • Servicing and repair

Engineers apply their knowledge of science and technology to machinery and work that is carried out in the environmental and agricultural industries.

Businesses in land-based engineering commonly use machinery for agricultural, ground care, horticulture, forestry, construction and sports turf purposes. Land-based engineers design, develop and install this machinery and work on any issues related to it.

A high level of technical skill is sought in the land-based engineering industry; however business and management skills are vitally important to the successful development of companies in the sector.

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