Standard Level 2

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This Apprenticeship is an excellent way to develop your skills while working in the industry.

The key role for 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.


Functional skills in English and maths

Occupational Qualification – Level 2 Stockperson Standard

This standard covers the core generic requirements for looking after animals competently and apprentices will choose a sector options, with focus on specific needs for different livestock.






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Entry Requirements:

You will need an employer who would like to take you on as an apprentice.

You will also attend college for a minimum number of set hours each week.

You will have ideally have achieved GCSE grades A-E or equivalent. If you have an equivalent qualification, we will also take this into consideration, along with any industry experience you may have.

Dates & Location:

Three starting points – September, January and April


18 months


Non-levy paying employers will share the cost of training and assessing their apprentices with government - this is called ‘co-investment’.

From April 2019, you will pay 5% towards to the cost of apprenticeship training and government will pay the rest (95%), up to the funding band maximum.

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