Level 2 General Farm Worker Apprenticeship (Agriculture) - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The agricultural industry, part of the food industry, includes a wide range of goods careers.
As a General Farm Worker you will support the operation of farm enterprises through maintaining a culture of health and safety, biosecurity, engaging with third parties, maintaining crop health, animal handling and health, maintenance and cleanliness of machinery.

The General Farm Worker will typically be required to drive farm vehicles and must hold the appropriate license. The individual will work alongside the supervisor, supporting daily operations for the farm enterprises including identifying and maintaining animal or plant health and performance, conducting routine tasks and assisting with general record keeping practices. The individual will manage the storage of forage and crop, minimising waste and disposing of necessary waste appropriately. Animal welfare and risk awareness and prevention are integral to this occupation.

A General Farm Worker is likely to specialise in Livestock or Crop. This Apprenticeship Standard takes a core and options approach. All apprentices will complete the core and must select the one most appropriate option to their role: Livestock Worker or Crop Worker.

Units of study/ What is involved

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  • Subjects you will study in this course:
  • Health and Safety
  • Animal health and welfare, and handling
  • Crop establishment, growth and storage
  • Operate farm machinery
  • Soil and the environmental aspects
  • Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides

The course enables specialisation in either livestock or crops.

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Observation in the workplace
  • Professional discussion
  • Photographs
  • Written questions
  • Projects

 

Progression Options

Level 3 Livestock Unit Technician Apprenticeship

Course Summary

Course Title Level 2 General Farm Worker Apprenticeship (Agriculture)
Entry Requirements



  • You are required to be
    employed, full-time, in agriculture with a suitable job
    role.


  • You are required to complete an initial
    English and Maths assessment (BKSB) to Entry Level 3.


  • You need to be 16 years old or over to take
    this qualification.


  • If you have not achieved grade 4 (or C) in
    Maths and English, you will be required to study these alongside your
    apprenticeship.

Attendance Requirements You will be expected to spend one day a week completing knowledge, skills and gathering evidence for your e-portfolio. You will be expected to attend college at least every other week, depending on the group size.
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Spotlight

I love the farm duties and working with the animals. It's brilliant here. I've made lots of friends, gained in confidence and now have knowledge of all areas of farming.

Josie Dowding

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