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Level 2 General Farm Worker – Standard

This 18 month apprenticeship is designed to support apprentices conducting general farm work as their employment

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Agriculture
Apprenticeships
Location: Workplace
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Workplace

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/level-2-general-farm-worker-standard
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Course Information for Students

The broad purpose of the occupation is to support the operation of farm enterprises through maintaining a culture of health and safety, biosecurity, engaging with third parties, maintaining crop, animal handling and health, maintenance and cleanliness of machinery. The General Farm Worker will typically be required to drive farm vehicles and must hold the appropriate license. The individual will work alongside the supervisor, supporting daily operations for the farm enterprises including identifying and maintaining animal or plant health performance, conducting routine tasks and assisting with general record keeping practices. The individual will manage the storage of forage and crop, minimising waste and disposing of necessary waste appropriately. Animal welfare and risk awareness and prevention are integral to this occupation.

A General Farm Worker is likely to specialise in Livestock or Crop. This Apprenticeship Standard takes a core and options approach. All apprentices will complete the core and must select the one most appropriate option to their role: Livestock Worker or Crop Worker. 

 

Length of Programme

18 months prior to the End-point Assessment Gateway

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Please see the Institute for Apprenticeship website for further information

General farm worker / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

  • Some experience volunteering or working within the agricultural sector
  • Good work ethic
  • Be in employment and be committed to your career
  • Three GCSEs at grade D/3 or above including English and Maths

The apprentice will follow a training programme to complete the apprenticeship requirements and meet the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for them to be fully competent:

  • The apprentice works and trains with the employer and/or training provider
  • The apprentice will create and maintain a mandatory portfolio in order to provide supporting evidence that will be needed to supplement the knowledge, skills and behaviours observed by the Independent Assessor at the End-point Assessment. The portfolio will be used as evidence for the professional discussion.
  • A record of off-the-job training – this is training that must occur for a minimum of 20% of the time the apprentice is paid to work and is training delivered outside of their normal working duties – to develop a wider understanding of the industry.

Criteria

Please see the Institute for Apprenticeship website for further information

General farm worker / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Learning will take place in a variety of ways, which could include workplace training, formal courses, work shadowing, industrial visits, research, self-study, attendance at College for classroom/workshop activities and time spent completing assignments set by the assessor.

The apprentice will undertake their end-point assessment when the employer, training provider and apprentice all consider that they are ready to do so.  This stage of the apprenticeship is known as the gateway and will not be reached until the apprentice has completed at least 18 months on the programme. 

The end-point assessment will be carried out by an independent assessor and will be made up of a practical observation (2 hours) and a professional discussion informed by the completed portfolio.

The apprenticeship will be delivered in the workplace and on-site. 

You need PPE for the workplace and writing materials.

End-point Assessment Gradings

This qualification is graded Fail, Pass or Distinction

Functional Skills

Before taking the end-point assessment, apprentices must

  • Have or achieved Level 1 English and Maths Functional Skills (equivalent to GCSE grades D to G)
  • Have or take the test for Level 2 English and Maths (equivalent to GCSE grades A* to C)

Further Study

You can progress to a full-time Level 3 in Agricultural programme or a further apprenticeship programme.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

You may already have someone in your organisation or someone has come to you direct asking for an apprenticeship, but if you don’t we have a free recruitment service to help you hire the best candidate for your organisation from our talent pool and external advertising through social media and the national apprenticeship services website

If you are an employer and you would like to know more, please email businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk or call 01332 387421

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Course Information Last Updated On: August 2, 2022 10:11 am