Course: Level 2 Apprenticeship in Agriculture - Stockperson (Beef, Pigs, Sheep, Dairy)

Department: Agriculture

Type: Apprenticeship

Duration: 18 months

The Course

As an apprentice, you will work alongside experienced staff, gain job-specific skills in the agricultural industry, earn a wage and get time for study related to your role (usually one day a week).

The key role of a stockperson is to raise the 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 in a team and independently.

Units You May Study

Core Skills:

  • Overarching core skills
  • Health, biosecurity and welfare
  • Vehicle operation
  • Nutrition
  • Handling and moving
  • Breeding/replacement
  • Plus additional skills for sector option, Pigs, Dairy, Beef, Sheep, (one sector option to be taken in addition to the core skills)

Personal Skills:

A stockperson needs to develop a diverse set of personal skills and behaviours to ensure success in their chosen profession. These include:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Adaptability
  • Effective communicator
  • Team working
  • Safety awareness.

How To Apply

Application is via our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

Entry Requirements

Appropriate employment in the agricultural industry.

GCSE grades 9 to 3 (A* to D) in English and mathematics.

Lucy Robinson

BTEC Level 3 in Agriculture

Lucy grew up on the family farm, which is owned by her parents and includes a beef suckler herd.