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Level 2 Stocksperson Apprenticeship Standard

The key role for a stockperson is to raise animals with optimal welfare and consideration for their needs throughout the different stages of their life.

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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?:
Workplace

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

The key role for a stockperson is to raise animals with optimal welfare and consideration for their needs throughout the different stages of their life. This is practical work involving a combination of technology and manual labour. Being a stockperson requires compassion, self-motivation and the ability to work both in a team and independently.

You will be provided with a solid foundation in a broad range of skills required to work competently within the livestock industry. You will learn and develop practical skills and knowledge from your workplace which can then be built upon at College to ensure a well-rounded understanding of caring for livestock.

College attendance is required on a fortnightly day-release basis.

You must be employed within and committed to a career in the agriculture industry. You will undergo an initial assessment before starting the programme to ensure that you are capable of achieving the outcomes and have an interest in this area of work.

NB. If you do not currently have employment in the agriculture industry, we can help you with this too. Please look at our website for current vacancies.

The apprenticeship includes:

  • Level 2 Stockperson standard – comprising core skills, knowledge and behaviours which are needed to cover the generic requirements for looking after animals competently. An additional ‘options’ unit is then selected from dairy, beef, pigs and sheep to give more specific skills needed to fulfil the needs of different livestock sectors.
  • Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides

On completion of the pesticides foundation unit, you can also choose one of the following units:

– Boom sprayer, mounted, trailed or self-propelled equipment

– Granular applicator equipment

– Handheld applicator equipment

  • Functional Skills: English and Maths Level 1 and/or Level 2, depending on your GCSE results

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

You will need safety boots, overalls, waterproofs and writing materials.

On-programme assessment includes:

  • Apprentice journal: the apprentice should record experiences gained through the learning
  • Workbook/portfolio of evidence to demonstrate practical ability and theoretical understanding
  • Written and practical tests: designed to prepare the apprentice for the end-point assessment and test seasonal elements
  • Employer appraisals: to monitor performance

End-point assessment includes:

  • Online multiple-choice test of knowledge
  • Workplace observation of practical tasks containing a range of activities for the core units and option unit chosen
  • Professional discussion based on the learner’s workbook/portfolio

On completion of the apprenticeship, suitably able candidates will be able to progress to supervisory/management level positions within the industry and potentially further qualifications.

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

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

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More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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DCG Success Stories

Craig Gavagan

Craig Gavagan

A career in farming for Craig

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.

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Course Information Last Updated On: November 4, 2021 11:01 am