This programme aims to provide young people with the opportunity not only to gain a trade but also to train in agriculture. This means that they will have the necessary skills and knowledge to secure employment off the farm and to farm on a part-time basis.
Students undertake two Level 2 courses, one in Livestock Production called a City & Guilds Diploma in Work-based Agriculture, and the other in their chosen trade area, for example: joinery, plumbing, plastering, bricklaying or motor mechanics. Training in the trade area will normally be delivered through day-release and work experience, organised by another training organisation.
Agriculture course delivery
Students attend Greenmount Campus for five one-week blocks.
Skills undertaken include:
- Grassland management
- Health and safety
- Livestock husbandry and nutrition
- Record keeping
Progression opportunities and career destinations
This course may provide students with an opportunity to progress onto a Level 3 programme in Agriculture. Most trainees will be in work or will gain employment in their chosen trade area and farm part-time.