Depending on the level you take, you'll cover things like:
- Care of animals
- Bio-security practices at work
- Principles of the maintenance of equipment
- Movement of animals
- Harvesting crops
- Preparation and monitoring of livestock outdoors.
To gain a Work-Based Agriculture qualification, you need to show you've got a particular set of skills. You usually work with your training provider to review your current skills and find the best way to gain new ones - perhaps by trying new things at work, or by studying.
These qualifications are assessed at work. For each unit your assessor watches and asks questions as you perform a task, or looks at a portfolio of work that you've built as formal evidence of your learning. Then they confirm you've got the skills to do the job well.
Which level is right for me?
You're just starting out in agriculture
. You want to show you have the basic skills and knowledge needed to work in a supervised role. You may also be looking for a qualification to prepare you for further training or for progression to Level 2.
You have some knowledge and basic skills in the industry
. You want to prove your competence in your role, perhaps to move from a junior position to a senior one. You may also be looking for a qualification to prepare you for further training or for progression to Level 3.
You've worked in agriculture for some time - you have plenty of experience. You want to show that you have the skills needed to do your job well, perhaps as part of your professional development or to prepare for higher-level training.