This one-day introductory course is designed for anybody who has an interest in lambing. Maybe you already have some sheep - or are planning to get some - and would like to increase your knowledge and practical capabilities.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. All you need is an interest in the subject and to be prepared to do practical work such as handling lambs.
Please note that if you are pregnant - or a woman trying to become pregnant - this course will be unsuitable for you, as you should not go near a lambing ewe.
The minimum age for a candidate taking this course is 16 years.
The course will cover:
There is informal assessment and feedback throughout the day.
You will be required to supply your own:
Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Agriculture and a wide range of other land-based topics. Please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
Craig Gavagan from Breaston was the first Agriculture apprentice at Broomfield Hall – learning new skills while working on our farm which boasts a wide range of livestock.
Craig, a former pupil at Friesland School in Sandiacre, had originally planned to do A-levels but decided to take a different route to success after seeing the apprenticeship advertised.
I didn’t know anything about farming life before coming here but I never want to work in any other industry now. I love working with the livestock and machinery and I hope that the qualifications I gain as part of the apprenticeship will help me get a job after the programme finishes.