Level 2

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

The Framework includes:

  • Occupational Qualification – Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture
  • Functional skills in English and maths
  • Employment rights and responsibilities
  • Personal learning and thinking skills

Pathways:

  • Crop production
  • Livestock production
  • Mixed farming

Course reference: AGA001

Further info:

Phone: 01273 892030
Email: wbl@plumpton.ac.uk

Entry Requirements:

Before applying for this course you must have an employer who would like to take you on as an apprentice.

If you are still looking for an employer, keep an eye on our careers page

Dates & Location:

Three starting points – September, January and April

Duration:

Thursdays for 18 months

Costs:

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

From May 2017, you will pay 10% towards to the cost of apprenticeship training and government will pay the rest (90%), up to the funding band maximum.

Facilities

Come and discover our excellent agriculture facilities at Plumpton - set in the backdrop of the beautiful South Downs. You’ll find the latest state of the art equipment plus all the different types of farmland for you to experience here at Plumpton. 

  • Lots of space for you to work in

Our 780-hectare commercial farming estate gives you the opportunity to experience different livestock and arable farming.

  • The latest equipment for you to discover

We’ve got a modern 300 cow dairy unit complete with 36:36 Herringbone milking parlour where you’ll gain hands-on experience.

  • An extensive range of livestock for you to experience

You’ll get to work with our Sussex beef cattle, sow pig unit plus our extensively managed flock of 550 sheep.

  • The perfect environment for you to study

You’ll enjoy practical lessons where you’ll gain hands-on farming experience in our modern classrooms and farming sites.

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