The Course

As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced staff, gain job-specific skills in the agricultural industry, earn a wage and get time for study related to your role (usually one day a week).

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.

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.

  • What You Study

    Core Skills

    • Health and safety
    • Biosecurity
    • Hygiene and food safety
    • Bird handling
    • Welfare
    • Environment
    • Operations
    • Standards
    • People
    • Poultry workers generally work in rearing, breeding, egg production, hatching or bird grow out unit. Specialist knowledge and skills from one of those options as specified in the standard is taken.

    Personal Skills

    • A strong work ethic
    • Take appropriate responsibility and ownership
    • A positive mind set
    • Works well with other
    • Adapts to changes
    • Resilience and determination.
  • Entry Requirements

    Appropriate employment in the agricultural industry.

    GCSE grades 9 to 3 (A* to D) in English and mathematics.

  • How You’re Assessed

    This apprenticeship has an End Point Assessment (EPA) and is graded Fail, Pass or Distinction.

  • Progression

    More advanced courses are available at the college for further progression.

  • Careers

    On completion of the Level 2 poultry worker standard, suitably able candidates will be able to progress to a higher technical role in poultry agriculture.

  • How To Apply

    Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

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