This course would suit you if you are interested in working in the farming industry and enjoy working outdoors, with farm animals, machinery and in construction.

What modules are covered?

Mandatory units:

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety
  • Maintain and develop personal performance
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Maintain the healthy growth of crops
  • Establish and maintain conditions appropriate to the welfare of animals
  • Prepare and operate a tractor with attachments

Optional Units:

  • Prepare and cultivate sites ready for planting crops
  • Identify and remove unwanted vegetation
  • Maintain site bio-security and personal hygiene
  • Prepare feed and water supplies for livestock
  • Monitor and maintain the supply of feed and water to livestock
  • Prepare for, carry out and complete the milking of livestock
  • Load and unload physical resources within the work area
  • Transport physical resource within the work area
  • Prepare and operate a power vehicle
  • Prepare and maintain structures and surfaces
  • Repair and maintain structures and surfaces
  • Maintain equipment and machines
  • Prepare and groom animals
  • Deliver basic treatments to livestock

What qualifications will I get?

Intermediate Apprenticeship

Level 2 Work-based Diploma in Agriculture (Mixed Farming)
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

Email apprenticeships@darttraining.co.uk

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 give me in the workplace."


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.