Level 2 Stockperson Apprenticeships

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Agriculture AG194E05/21/1 Apprenticeship

Course Information

If you like working outside and your strengths are more practical-based, an Agricultural Apprenticeship Standard could be for you. Each workplace is different so you may be working with different breeds of cattle, sheep or pigs, or carrying out a variety of tractor tasks depending on your job.

Your college day is split between theory and practical and you will learn about how and why farming works in certain ways. This is real work where you will learn teamwork in the food production industry of this country. Your progress will be regularly monitored and practical skills will be assessed in the workplace.

Your knowledge is tested and you will be expected to update your electronic portfolio regularly. This Standard follows a ‘core and options’ approach. The core covers the generic requirements for looking after animals competently and the sector options provide more specific needs for different livestock; you will need to choose one of sheep, pigs, dairy or beef.

This option will be taken in addition to the core skills to complete this apprenticeship, which provides a solid foundation for a range of progression opportunities within the industry.


  • Level 2 Agriculture Apprenticeship
Course Content
  • You will be required to undertake and have an understanding of a number of different core skills, knowledge and behaviours in order to complete this apprenticeship. These include:

    Handling and restraining livestock
    Health and welfare of livestock
    Assessing the condition and behaviour of animals
    Animal welfare and stress prevention
    Record keeping

    The following qualifications will need to be achieved prior to taking the end point assessment: Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work, The Safe Use of Pesticides, Additional safe use of Pesticides in Boom Sprayer OR Handheld applicator equipment.

    If you do not already hold Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English (GCSE grade 2 or E), you will need to achieve this level and take the test for Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English prior to taking the end-point assessment. You will be required to attend college one day a week.
Entry Requirements
  • GCSE grade 2 or E in maths and English or level 1 functional skills in maths and English. Employers may stipulate additional eligibility requirements.

    Entry is subject to a successful interview and you will undertake an initial assessment in maths and English regardless of previous qualifications. You must be working under a suitable and relevant contract of employment for a minimum of 30 hours a week. If you do not have an employer, we may be able to help you find one.
Next Steps
  • You will have the opportunity to progress on to a higher level apprenticeship standard or to continue working within the industry.
Career Opportunities
  • Typical job roles include General farm worker, Assistant herdsperson, Stockperson, or a position within an agricultural related industry such as a feed supplier.

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
Throughout the Year Dependant on apprenticeship
Mode of attendance
Day of the week Number of sessions
Dependant on apprenticeship Dependant on apprenticeship
Course Fees

There are no course fees for eligible students. Students will also earn a full-time wage while they are working for their apprenticeship employer.

Materials Required

You will need access to a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone in order to record important information related your apprenticeship. A yellow hi-vis vest, clean overalls and steel toe capped boots will also be required - your employer may provide you with personal protective equipment.

What's next?

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