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Level 2 Poultry Worker Apprenticeship

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Level 2

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1.5 years

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Any Time

The course

Start your career as a Poultry Worker with this apprenticeship, working alongside experienced staff, gainning job-specific skills in the agricultural industry. You will earn a wage and get time for study related to your role (usually one day a week).

A poultry worker is responsible for supporting the bird development process, maintaining bird accommodation and preparing and monitoring the livestock production environment whether this is on a farm or in a hatchery. This will include ensuring they are looked after to meet health and welfare requirements as well as performance targets while maintaining effective biosecurity at site.

As animal welfare is a priority on farm, key to being a good poultry worker is understanding your limits and knowing when to ask for help.

Course Information

  • To develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours as required for employment and future career progression within the industry.
  • Core skills
  • Health and safety
  • Biosecurity
  • Hygiene and food safety
  • Bird handling
  • Welfare
  • Environment operations standards
  • Spectialist options specific to your role, i.e. rearing, breeding, egg production, hatching or bird grow out
  • Personal skills

You will need appropriate employment in the agricultural industry. It is preferable that you have a minimum GCSE grade 3/D in English and Maths.

You will develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours through theory and practical-based lessons

You will be released from work one day per week to undertake training at college.

Employed within the industry, you will work 30 - 40 hours per week.
You will be assessed through an end point assessment (EPA) and graded pass or distinction. Please note that the duration does not include the EPA.
  • Stationery such as pens and paper
  • An electronic device for online learning, i.e. a laptop
  • Steel toe-capped boots, hi-vis vest and overalls for practical sessions
More advanced courses and apprenticeships are available at the college for further progression. You may also be offered a higher level position at work.
On completion of this apprenticeship, you may be able to progress to a higher technical role in poultry agriculture.

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