Apprentice Agriculture Level 3

Coleg Powys
In Llandrindod Wells (Wales)

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Important information

Typology Course
Location Llandrindod wells (Wales)
Duration 3 Years
  • Course
  • Llandrindod wells (Wales)
  • Duration:
    3 Years
Description

Those who have an interest in running the family farm or who wish to gain employment at a more senior level within agriculture. This programme also provides a progression route to Higher Education.

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
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Llandrindod Wells
Spa Road, LD1 5ES, Powys, Wales
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Starts On request
Location
Llandrindod Wells
Spa Road, LD1 5ES, Powys, Wales
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

NVQ Level 2 in Agriculture. (or its new equivalent - the Level 2 Workbased Diploma in Agriculture) Entry is subject to the applicant having a reasonable amount of practical experience within agriculture and is dependent on a successful interview and assessment.

Course programme


Start Date: August 2010

End Date: July 2013

Venue: Workplace Based

Tutor: Martin Watkin

Who is this course for? Those who have an interest in running the family farm or who wish to gain employment at a more senior level within agriculture. This programme also provides a progression route to Higher Education.

Previous knowledge required: NVQ Level 2 in Agriculture. (or its new equivalent - the Level 2 Workbased Diploma in Agriculture) Entry is subject to the applicant having a reasonable amount of practical experience within agriculture and is dependent on a successful interview and assessment.

What will I study? The programme comprises of a range of units to include Livestock Husbandry and Management, Beef Production, Grassland and Environmental Management, Animal Nutrition, Health and Safety, Rural Accounts and Business Management.

What else will I do? All learners will receive tuition in Key Skills (Application of Number, Communications and Information Technology). These will be largely integrated into your main course. All students will attend college for one day per week in years 1 and 2. The remainder of the week will be spent on placement at a commercial farm gaining further practical skills and experience. Evidence will be gathered towards the Level 3 Workbased Diploma in Livestock Production and there will be the opportunity to complete a range of National Proficiency test Competency Certificates to include - Sheep Dips, Veterinary Medicines, Pesticides, Telescopic Handlers, ATV bikes and Chainsaws.

How will I be assessed? Learners will be assessed throughout the course by practical and written assessments and assignments. The level 3 Workbased Diploma also involves an external examination.

What will I achieve? OCN Units in Beef Production, Rural Accounts and Business Management. City & Guilds Level 3 Workbased Diploma in Livestock Production Key Skills Awards A range of NPTC Certificates of Competence as above

What can I do afterwards? The programme enables successful students to progress to Higher National Diploma or Degree programmes at Higher Education institutions and from there to management positions within agriculture or related industries.

Materials required: You will need stationary plus appropriate working clothes to include overalls, waterproofs, steel toecap boots and wellingtons.

Additional information about this course: The course is one day per week over two years.

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