Agriculture Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Northumberland College
You've worked in agriculture for some time - you have plenty of experience. You want to show that you have the skills needed to do your job well, perhaps as part of your professional development or to prepare for higher-level training.
All learners will cover the mandatory core units of Health & Safety, Working with Others and Developing Personal Performance. You will also need to cover Biosecurity in the Workplace. You can then take optional units that are relevant to your chosen pathway; Crop Production, Mixed Farming, Livestock Production or Poultry Production.
Yes, you will need to have four GCSEs including, Maths and or English and preferably two sciences and one other all at grade C or above, or a level 2 qualification in an related subject. The recommended entry requirements are the level 2 Certificate, Extended Certificate or Diploma in Agriculture
To gain a Work-Based Agriculture qualification, you need to show you've got a particular set of skills. You usually work with your training provider to review your current skills and find the best way to gain new ones - perhaps by trying new things at work, or by studying. These qualifications are assessed at work. For each unit your assessor watches and asks questions as you perform a task, or looks at a portfolio of work that you've built as formal evidence of your learning. Then they confirm you've got the skills to do the job well.
This qualification could lead to jobs such as: ? Arable farm worker ? Assistant Stockman ? Assistant Herdsperson ? Contract worker ? Trainee Fieldsman ? Egg Collector ? Livestock Technician WHO SUPPORTS THIS QUALIFICATION? This qualification is supported by the National Farmers Union. The NFU provides professional representation for its 55,000 farmers and growers.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northumberland College directly.