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Livestock Unit Technician

Level 3

Course code: J20P123
Type: Apprenticeship
Duration: 18-21 months
Location: HLNSC - County Training
No fee information available

About the course

The broad purpose of the occupation is to operationally manage the livestock related tasks on the farm such as animal health and welfare from conception and birth through to the customer; and to support business productivity. The individual will make key decisions on a day-to-day basis to ensure the protection of their own and health and safety of others. This includes ensuring the standards of cross compliance, farm assurance, biosecurity and infrastructure security are met.

What qualification will I gain?

• A certificate of completion from the Institute for Apprenticeships

• Level 2 in Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines

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

• Award in Emergency First Aid at Work, which is a minimum of 1-day course (Ofqual regulated)

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 making decisions about daily management of livestock such as changes in diet based on nutritional values in feed. They will manage livestock before, during and after parturition, providing accommodation that meets the animal’s requirements for optimal health and performance. They also select and prepare livestock for sale or transfer.

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, Observation with questions and 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).

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