Agriculture Apprenticeship Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

You need to be employed to start an Apprenticeship. Please visit our vacancy page or if you have an employer, please ensure you add full contact details of your employer within your application. If you are unable to secure employment, you could enrol on a full-time study programme and transfer to an Apprenticeship at a later date. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option.

This apprenticeship is great for anyone interested in doing an apprenticeship to become a livestock unit technician on farm, and focusseson all aspects of livestock husbandry.

The apprenticeshipwill cover; animal health and welfare, legislation, learning about key performance indicators and how these can help to set achievable targets for the farm you are working on.

The course allows you to gain practical knowledge at work whilst coming to college for one day a week to embed this with other knowledge and skills.

Assessment Methods

  • End point assessment to include:
    • Multiple choice exam.
    • Practical observation in the workplace by an external assessor. 
    • Professional discussion with an external assessor (underpinned by an ePortolio of evidence).

Progression Options

Apprentices with a Level 3 qualification can progress to a Foundation Degree in Agriculture Management at University Centre Somerset.

Course Summary

Course Title Agriculture Apprenticeship Level 3
Entry Requirements

  • BKSB at Level 1 or above.

  • Functional skills at Level 2 will be studied alongside the apprenticeship
    if the equivalent is not already held. 

  • Experience in Agriculture.

Attendance Requirements One day a week at the Cannington Campus.
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It is brilliant here, I have made lots of friends and the tutors are excellent. I am a hands-on learner and sometimes find studying hard and need extra help. My tutors have been fantastic and are always willing to help me. I have gained confidence in myself during my course and now have knowledge of all areas of farming.

Josie Dowding- Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture

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