Advanced Apprenticeship Agriculture Level 3

Northumberland College
In Ponteland

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Typology Course
Location Ponteland
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Description

Yes, you will need to have four GCSEs including, Maths and or English and preferably two sciences and one other all at grade C or above, or a level 2 qualification in an related subject. The recommended entry requirements are the level 2 Certificate, Extended Certificate or Diploma in Agriculture You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.At Northumberland College you will be treated as an individual and given opportunities to study subjects you may not have tried before, as well as opportunities to grow and develop so that you are prepared for your next steps, whether this is university or starting out in the first stage of your career.

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Where and when

Starts Location
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Ponteland
Kirkley Hall, NE20 0AQ, Northumberland, England
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Location
Ponteland
Kirkley Hall, NE20 0AQ, Northumberland, England
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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme

Who is the course for?

You've worked in agriculture for some time - you have plenty of experience. You want to show that you have the skills needed to do your job well, perhaps as part of your professional development or to prepare for higher-level training.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

Yes, you will need to have four GCSEs including, Maths and or English and preferably two sciences and one other all at grade C or above, or a level 2 qualification in an related subject. The recommended entry requirements are the level 2 Certificate, Extended Certificate or Diploma in Agriculture

What will I study on the course?

All learners will cover the mandatory core units of Health & Safety, Working with Others and Developing Personal Performance. You will also need to cover Biosecurity in the Workplace. You can then take optional units that are relevant to your chosen pathway; Crop Production, Mixed Farming, Livestock Production or Poultry Production.

How is the course organised

The course runs for 1 day every two week over _2_ Years.

How will my progress be assessed?

To gain a Work-Based Agriculture qualification, you need to show you've got a particular set of skills. You usually work with your training provider to review your current skills and find the best way to gain new ones - perhaps by trying new things at work, or by studying. These qualifications are assessed at work. For each unit your assessor watches and asks questions as you perform a task, or looks at a portfolio of work that you've built as formal evidence of your learning. Then they confirm you've got the skills to do the job well.

Can I gain any extra qualifications while on the course?

You may also have the opportunity to complement your studies with other qualifications that will help you gain employment, including ? Bronze seal, Sheep shearing.

What final qualification will I get if I am successful?

Advanced Apprenticeship Agriculture Level 3

Next Steps

This qualification could lead to jobs such as: ? Arable farm worker ? Assistant Stockman ? Assistant Herdsperson ? Contract worker ? Trainee Fieldsman ? Egg Collector ? Livestock Technician WHO SUPPORTS THIS QUALIFICATION? This qualification is supported by the National Farmers Union. The NFU provides professional representation for its 55,000 farmers and growers.

Can I receive any financial support whilst I am studying?

Many of our learners study for free with a "Fee Waiver" when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions or are aged between 16-18. If you are not entitled to a "Fee Waiver" you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 23 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 you will be able to apply for a 24+ Loan that cover all of your course costs. Higher Education learners are entitled to apply for HE Loans that cover the cost of tuition. In addition, depending on your chosen course of study and individual circumstances, you may be entitled to a maintenance loan.

Please note, from September 2016, anyone over 19 years of age can apply for a loan to cover all course fees for qualifying courses.

All learners can also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.

Please note for full cost courses funding may not be available.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email advice.centre@northland.ac.uk

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 330 660, email advice.centre@northland.ac.uk or drop in to one of our open events – dates are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available to certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

Download/Print Course Details Northumberland College has two main campuses at Ashington and Kirkley Hall and centres at Hexham and Berwick. We offer hundreds of full-time and part-time courses, work with students aged 14-18, mature students, higher education students and employers from numerous industry sectors.Our Ashington campus was opened in 1957 and is home to a wide range of subjects - all housed in specialist facilities including those for art and design, construction, engineering, sport, hospitality and beauty therapy. Our Kirkley Hall campus, in Ponteland, has a long established history as the main provider of land-based education and training in the region, stretching back more than 50 years. So if you want to study animal care, agriculture or horticulture, this campus will provide the perfect environment for you. Life at Northumberland College is about more than just studying; it's about meeting new people, enjoying new experiences, developing new skills and spending time with friends.

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