Level 2 General Farm Worker Apprenticeship

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Agriculture AG004E05/22/1 Apprenticeship

Course Information

If you like working outside and your strengths are more practical-based, an Agricultural Apprenticeship could be for you. As a General Farm Worker, you 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.

Your college day is split between theory and practical. Your knowledge will be tested and you will be expected to update your electronic portfolio regularly. Your progress will be regularly monitored and practical skills will be assessed in the workplace.

This apprenticeship follows a ‘core and options’ approach. You will complete the core and must select the one most appropriate option to your role: Livestock Worker or Crop Worker.


  • Level 2 General Farm Worker
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:

    Health and safety
    Bio-security practices
    Operation and maintenance of farm machinery
    Handling and restraining livestock
    Health and welfare of livestock
    Environmental risk
    Storage and disposal of waste in accordance with regulation
    Daily record keeping

    The following qualifications will need to be achieved prior to taking the end point assessment: Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work, Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides,

    If you do not have 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 per week.
Entry Requirements
  • GCSE grade 2 or E in maths and English or level 1 functional skills in maths and English.

    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.
Next Steps
  • You will have the opportunity to progress on to a higher level apprenticeship or to continue working within the industry.
Career Opportunities
  • Assistant herdsperson, general farm operative, shepherd, stockperson, tractor driver.

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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