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Level 3 Livestock Unit Technician

About The Apprenticeship

A Livestock Unit Technician manages the livestock-related tasks on the farm such as animal health and welfare from conception and birth through to the customer, and to support business productivity. The individual will make key decisions on a day-to-day basis to ensure the protection of their own and others’ health and safety. this includes ensuring the standards of cross-compliance, farm assurance, biosecurity and infrastructure security are met.

The Livestock Unit Technician will usually only work with one species. The role will include the safe use and maintenance of farm vehicles, including the equipment used for transporting or producing feed. The individual will be required to understand, record and meet the business key performance indicators (KPIs) that are set out by the employer. They will also work alongside allied industries to make formative decisions to assist the productivity of the livestock, including breeding, nutrition and health plan. In addition to this, they will provide factual data to third parties involved in the farm such as assurance auditors and vets.

The individual will be responsible for completing daily records and reporting to senior management, assisting with overall strategic decisions to help drive productivity, livestock welfare and farm health and safety in line with industry standards.

Entry Requirements

Employers will ultimately determine the entry requirements but you must have the attitude and ability to develop the required skills and knowledge during the apprenticeship. This will be tested via an application/interview process.

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or a Legacy Statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.


Level 3 Livestock Unit Technician Apprenticeship Information Leaflet

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