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Farm Worker

Level 2

Course code: J20P116
Type: Apprenticeship
Duration: 18-21 months
Subject area: Agriculture,Apprenticeships
Location: HLNSC - County Training
No fee information available

About the course

This apprenticeship will give you the skills and knowledge to maintain and support the daily running of a farm. No two days are the same! You’ll learn about health, biosecurity and welfare, preparing and maintaining crop/forage storage, moving and handling, maintaining farm infrastructure and more. You will also be able to choose between learning more about the duties of a livestock or crop worker, depending on your interests.

What qualification will I gain?

  • A certificate of completion from the Institute for Apprenticeships

  • Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

  • City & Guilds Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance or LANTRA Safe Use of Pesticides

Why choose us

HLNSC County Training have industry-qualified assessors and tutors with substantial experience in this subject area, we have achieved significant success in end point assessments and have also established excellent relationships with a range of employers across the region

What you could do next

  • Apprentices could move into more senior roles within their employer

Key facts

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for carrying out routine work set by their supervisor, to the required business standards. This includes assisting with animal and plant health and nutrition, maintaining health and safety and biosecurity, operating farm vehicles and optimising the environmental impacts of animal and crop performance. Office work is minimal although basic daily record keeping will be required.  Typical working hours will depend on farm type and labour structure. A farm worker will be expected to do long hours, only as permitted within UK employment law. 

Assessment methods

  • The programme is delivered entirely through workplace skills assessment.

  • At the completion of all on programme learning all apprentices will complete and End Point Assessment and for this standard that will involve a Multiple-Choice Test, Practical Skills Assessment with Questions and a Professional Discussion underpinned by a Portfolio of Evidence.

Entry requirements

  • Suitable employment on or prior to starting the apprenticeship training programme.

  • An appropriate level of maths and English (assessed prior to apprenticeship start)

  • Apprentices without English or maths (at Level 2 for a Level 3 Apprenticeship or Level 1 for a Level 2 Apprenticeship) must achieve this prior to taking the End Point Assessment).

  • We can support you to achieve the desired level of maths and English, through functional skills taught sessions which are mandatory to attend as part of your programme (you cannot achieve your apprenticeship without the required level of maths and English).

Students working on tractor