This course would suit you if you are interested in working in the farming industry and you are keen to learn practical skills in the workplace while supported by regular visits by our well qualified staff.

What modules are covered?

Mandatory Units

  • Monitoring and maintaining health and safety
  • Maintain and develop personal performance
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Establish and maintain conditions appropriate to the welfare of animals
  • Prepare feed and water supplies for livestock
  • Monitor and maintain the supply of feed and livestock

Optional Units

  • Maintain bio-security and personal hygiene
  • Establish and confirm pregnancy in livestock
  • Maintain livestock during pregnancy
  • Maintain the health and welfare of livestock during the birth and care for mother and baby
  • Prepare, establish and maintain livestock in their accommodation
  • Prepare outdoor sites for the introduction of livestock
  • Monitor and maintain livestock on outdoor sites
  • Prepare for, carry out and complete milking of livestock
  • Prepare for the shearing of livestock
  • Shear livestock
  • Load and unload physical resources within the work area
  • Transport physical resource within the work area
  • Prepare and operate a tractor with attachments
  • Prepare and operate a power vehicle
  • Repair and maintain structures and surfaces
  • Maintain equipment and machines
  • Establish animals in a new environment
  • Prepare for the transport of animals
  • Maintain the health and welfare of animals during transportation
  • Prepare and groom animals
  • Deliver basic treatments to livestock
What qualifications (will I get)?

Intermediate Apprenticeship

Level 2 Work-based Diploma in Agriculture (Livestock)
Functional Maths and English Level 1

How will I be assessed?

You'll need to build a portfolio of work, complete assignments and to pass a range of external assessments.

What is the entry process?

Click Enquire now or call the Apprenticeships Team on 01332 216640

What are the entry requirements?

You must have suitable employment before your programme can begin.

What can I do after this training course?

If you successfully complete the Level 2 programme you may be able to progress to the Advanced Apprenticeship & Level 3 Diploma, with your employer's agreement.

Got a question about this course?

Call the Apprenticeships Team on 01332 216640

We make every effort to ensure this course information is accurate. However, we reserve the right to make alterations.

Matthew Renshaw

"Farming is what I've always wanted to do. It's a rewarding job and I've developed lots of new skills whilst doing the course. I like the one-to-one support that DART gives me."


We offer a wide range of NPTC and short courses at DART Training, including PA1, PA2 and PA6 spraying courses, animal transportation, chainsaw, tractor driving and more.