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Stockperson Apprenticeship – Level 2

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PW2APSSK
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  • Course aim

    This apprenticeship is suitable for anyone working on a farm who is involved with Raising animals with optimal welfare and consideration for their needs throughout the different stages of their life. This is practical work involving a combination of technology and manual labour.

    A stockperson will be responsible for their own work, but will have close supervision. As animal welfare is a priority on farm, key to 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.

    Work is generally based outside and undertaken throughout the year, so apprentices will frequently work outside in all weathers.

  • Course content

    The Stockperson apprenticeship will also support you in developing the skills required to effectively promote and maintain health, safety and security both personally and across the site including correct first aid responses. Use appropriate technology to support your role and keep accurate records relevant to job role and prepare and operate machinery and other equipment for safe and efficient use.

  • Course assessment

    The apprentice will attend college one day a week.

    The apprentice will study the core knowledge, skills and behaviours as laid out in the apprenticeship plan.

    Alongside the knowledge, skills and behaviours the apprentice will also be required to achieve emergency first aid, pesticide spraying, level 1 English and Maths (GCSE Grade 3 or D) and take the test for level 2 English and Maths prior to taking the end-point assessment. 

  • Benefits to employers

    Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any organisation to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Hiring an apprentice can help you improve productivity and reduce staff turnover.

    There’s a wide selection of apprenticeships available, covering lots of different job roles to help you choose a qualification that quits your business needs. This helps you match the skills of the employees to the skills that you need.

    Fees

    If you have less than 50 staff and the apprentice is between 16-18 then the apprenticeship will be fully funded, you will only need to pay for the apprentice’s wages. If you choose to recruit an apprentice who is 19 or above you will be required to pay 5% of the cost of the apprenticeship (the government will fund 95%)

    If you are a large employer with 50+ staff you will be required to fund 5% of the apprenticeships costs regardless of the age of the learner.

    Employers with a wage bill of over £3 million will pay the cost of the apprenticeship through the apprenticeship levy.

  • Benefits to apprentice

    As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced, skilled staff, you will gain job-specific skills and training, you will earn a wage and get holiday pay whilst you train.

    The Government is committed to ensuring that everyone is able to benefit from the life changing opportunities of an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are opening the door to professions that used to only be an option for people with a traditional degree.

    Apprenticeships are more than just another way to gain a qualification and can give you the skills you need to progress your career.

  • Course aim

    This apprenticeship is suitable for anyone working on a farm who is involved with Raising animals with optimal welfare and consideration for their needs throughout the different stages of their life. This is practical work involving a combination of technology and manual labour.

    A stockperson will be responsible for their own work, but will have close supervision. As animal welfare is a priority on farm, key to 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.

    Work is generally based outside and undertaken throughout the year, so apprentices will frequently work outside in all weathers.

  • Course content

    The Stockperson apprenticeship will also support you in developing the skills required to effectively promote and maintain health, safety and security both personally and across the site including correct first aid responses. Use appropriate technology to support your role and keep accurate records relevant to job role and prepare and operate machinery and other equipment for safe and efficient use.

  • Course assessment

    The apprentice will attend college one day a week.

    The apprentice will study the core knowledge, skills and behaviours as laid out in the apprenticeship plan.

    Alongside the knowledge, skills and behaviours the apprentice will also be required to achieve emergency first aid, pesticide spraying, level 1 English and Maths (GCSE Grade 3 or D) and take the test for level 2 English and Maths prior to taking the end-point assessment. 

  • Benefits to employers

    Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any organisation to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Hiring an apprentice can help you improve productivity and reduce staff turnover.

    There’s a wide selection of apprenticeships available, covering lots of different job roles to help you choose a qualification that quits your business needs. This helps you match the skills of the employees to the skills that you need.

    Fees

    If you have less than 50 staff and the apprentice is between 16-18 then the apprenticeship will be fully funded, you will only need to pay for the apprentice’s wages. If you choose to recruit an apprentice who is 19 or above you will be required to pay 5% of the cost of the apprenticeship (the government will fund 95%)

    If you are a large employer with 50+ staff you will be required to fund 5% of the apprenticeships costs regardless of the age of the learner.

    Employers with a wage bill of over £3 million will pay the cost of the apprenticeship through the apprenticeship levy.

  • Benefits to apprentice

    As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced, skilled staff, you will gain job-specific skills and training, you will earn a wage and get holiday pay whilst you train.

    The Government is committed to ensuring that everyone is able to benefit from the life changing opportunities of an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are opening the door to professions that used to only be an option for people with a traditional degree.

    Apprenticeships are more than just another way to gain a qualification and can give you the skills you need to progress your career.

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