Keen to learn more about topics such as tractor and machinery operation, grass and forage crop husbandry, cattle, sheep, pigs and livestock nutrition, health and welfare? Interested in developing your skills to work safely and effectively on a farm? Then this course is for you.
You need one of the following:
You should also have a standard of English and maths equivalent to Functional Skills Level 1.
If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject. Applicants will be interviewed, will undertake an initial assessment in English and maths, and must present an example of current work.
You must have a minimum of a Merit grade to progress to an Advanced Diploma.
Continuous assessment will take place over the whole year, with both practical and theoretical tasks.
You will be involved in a range of practical and theoretical learning activities as well as completing a minimum of six weeks of work experience.
You will need to provide your own steel toe-capped boots, working clothes and writing materials. Full details will be provided nearer to enrolment date.
You could use this qualification to enable you to progress to an advanced course. However, you must have a minimum of a Merit grade to progress to the Advanced Diploma.
This course aims to develop the practical skills, knowledge and personal qualities needed to prepare you for employment on a farm.
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.