This qualification aims to provide the learner with the knowledge, skills and
understanding to safely and effectively provide basic treatment to one or
more species of animal.
The minimum age for candidates taking this course is 16 years.
The qualification has one unit which includes health and safety, legislation relating to the use of veterinary medicines, signs of health and ill health in various species, safe and correct procedures for administering veterinary medicines, the procedures for monitoring the animal’s response and the actions taken in the case of an emergency.
The assessment has two parts. Knowledge is assessed by an online computer test (evolve). Practical knowledge is assessed with a one-to-one practical assessment to cover the practices involved with storing and administering veterinary medicines.
Learners can progress to the Level 3 Award in Planning and Supervising the Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines. Derby College Group also 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 Group 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.