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Agriculture Level 2 Apprenticeship at Reaseheath College

Course description

Available for those aged 16 and over, this is a great opportunity for you to earn as you learn. You will combine paid work on a farm with studying one day a week at Reaseheath.

You will learn technical skills and continue to build on your existing experience and knowledge whilst specialising in either livestock production or mixed farming.

As an Apprentice you will study a range of farming topics and will gain either a Level 2 Apprenticeship or a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. You will also study English and Maths Functional Skills plus additional qualifications which may include first aid, veterinary medicine, telehandler operation, cattle foot trimming, sheep shearing and spraying.

You will gain:

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Agriculture
  • Additional training is provided in veterinary medicine and telehandler operation
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Course content

  • Welfare of livestock
  • Animal husbandry
  • Crop husbandry
  • Machinery and equipment
  • Farm records
  • Maintenance of farm structures
  • Health and safety
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications
  • You will have the opportunity to work towards additional qualifications in veterinary medicine and telehandler operation

Entry requirements

  • Preferably GCSEs at grades D or above including English and Maths
  • Evidence of working towards Level 1 in English and Maths
  • Practical farm experience is desirable

Future opportunities

Course options after this programme

  • Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Agriculture or Level 3 Apprenticeship

Career options

  • Assist in running family farm
  • Herdsperson or stock person
  • Tractor driver

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

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    • You will be studying in the beautiful, rural setting of Cheshire, one mile from the market town of Nantwich with good connections to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester. 

      The Reaseheath campus itself is small enough to retain its friendly, family atmosphere, but large enough for you to be able to mix with lots of groups of students. 

      Our front lawn is great to sit out on during the summer and the College lake has much wildlife to watch. 

      Over the past few years we have invested over £50 million in our campus to give you the best possible environment for learning. 

      A further £30 million investment is planned for the campus including a £6 million advanced agricultural technology and engineering facility, new halls of residence and new sporting facilities.