Stockperson Level 2 Standard
- September 2021
With over 150,000 businesses, the Agriculture industry offers exciting and varied careers in the UK and abroad. The industry provides unique opportunities for young people to work in a technically advanced and innovative environment, producing one of the country’s most important products – food, which accounts for 14% of the British GDP. Businesses within the industry range from family farms through to large integrated organisations working across the food supply chain. A Stockperson will raise the animals with optimal welfare and consideration for their needs throughout the different stages of their life. This practical work involves a combination of technology and manual labour. Being a Stockperson requires compassion, self-motivation and the ability to work in a team and independently.
A Stockperson will be responsible for their own work but will have close supervision. As animal welfare is a priority on the farm, the key in being a good Stockperson is understanding your limits and knowing when to ask for help. Working with live animals presents a range of challenges to overcome and ensures no two days will be the same. This Standard follows a ‘core & options’ approach. The core covers the generic requirements for looking after animals competently and the sector options provide more specific needs for different livestock. One 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.
There are four course pathways for this Apprenticeship; Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Pigs. All pathways are taught together in the same class. The pathway will be chosen depending on the nature of the organisation you are working in.
Why Our College?
Real working environment
Learn on our operational commercial farm covering over 200 hectares.
with over 476,000 workers on farms in the UK.
Show your skills
Exhibit your work at regional agricultural shows.
English: 2 / E Maths: 2 / E
Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be awarded with a Level 2 Stockperson Apprenticeship Standard, which includes the following;
- If not previously achieved, Level 1-2 in English & Maths
- First Aid
- PA1 (Safe Use of Pesticides)
- PA2 (Ground Crop Sprayer Hydraulic Nozzle) or PA6 (Knapsack)
The Apprentice will be ready for End Point Assessment which includes:
- Knowledge Test: assessed by an End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO), this test will consist of multiple-choice questions on a computer-based platform. Provisions can be made for paper-based assessments to be made available if reasonable adjustments require this.
- Skills Test: assessed over 1 day by an Independent End Point Assessor (IEPA), this assessment will holistically assess skills, knowledge and behaviours acquired throughout the Apprenticeship.
- Professional Discussion: assessed by an IEPA following the skills test, to confirm the learners understanding and to obtain further evidence of knowledge. It will extend and amplify the ability demonstrated in the Skills Test.
The impact of this course should support a learner’s progression which may include continuation or development within this sector.
The impact of this course should support career progression which may include progression to Livestock Manager.