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Agricultural Livestock Apprenticeship Level 3 at Cornwall College

Course description

An agriculture advanced apprenticeship will often be for those who have already successfully completed a relevant level 2 provision and/or who hold appropriate employment, expertise and responsibilities performed within the workplace. You must be employed within the agriculture sector and display a strong interest in your job role, as well as being able to demonstrate enthusiasm and a strong determination to succeed as a recognised professional within industry.

Ideal if: you have already successfully completed a relevant level 2 qualification, or have appropriate employment, expertise and responsibilities.

You'll need: a level 2 agriculture qualification or apprenticeship, although relevant prior experience will be considered. You'll also need GCSEs at grade D or above in English and mathematics, or a level 1 functional skills qualification.

You'll learn: to develop your agricultural abilities and advance your knowledge and understanding of livestock practices. The course includes: farm visits, visiting speakers and seminars, studying farming systems and farm accounts and records.

Expect: to work with your employer for most of the week, attending college one day per week to cover 50% practical and 50% theory work. You'll also work towards a level 2 functional skills qualification in English and mathematics.

You'll love: the chance to earn money while gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

You'll go onto: improve your promotion prospects or progress to an Agriculture City & Guilds Extended Diploma, an Agricultural Business Management City & Guilds Diploma Level 4 (work-based) or to university study such as our Foundation Degree in Agriculture.

Course content

You will undertake an enhanced programme of learning that builds on the structure outlined on the level 2 apprenticeship provision. This will further develop your agricultural abilities and will advance your knowledge and understanding of practices relating to livestock / crop production.

The course includes farm visits, visiting speakers and seminars. As well as studying farming systems you will also be introduced to farm accounts and records.

Entry requirements

A related Intermediate apprenticeship qualification or relevant level 2 qualification is essential - however, applicants with extensive relevant prior experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered. You should also have 2 GCSEs at grade D or above, or a level 1 functional skills qualification and be prepared to work towards a level 2 functional skills qualification in English and Maths.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course, you may choose to continue working in the industry using your craft skills and expertise, explore the further career options that become available to you or progress onto higher education opportunities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cornwall College directly.

Last updated date: 27 May 2015
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    • Duchy College has become one of the leading land-based colleges in the country.

      Our largest campus is found within the striking Cornish countryside at Stoke Climsland. The campus is more than suitable for land-based activities and during your time here you are more than welcome to make use of the grounds and use all of our facilities.

      On campus we have a:

      • 10 metre climbing tower
      • Sports hall and various pitches
      • Equine yard with livery facilities
      • Dog grooming parlour
      • Learning resource centre
      • Animal centre and five animal paddocks
      • Fully equipped gym
      • Golf Swing studio