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“Managing a unit within a farm or the farm itself, ensuring that it is profitable and efficient”

This higher apprenticeship will prepare you to take on a management role at a farm, with a firm focus on the business skills and experience needed to be a success in the agriculture sector. As a unit manager, you’ll have responsibility for a particular enterprise within a farm, such as sheep or dairy unit. This will mean you’ll have responsibility for health, welfare and the performance of the livestock, as well as staff. Assistant farm managers run the overall farm under the supervision of the farm manager. You may be in charge of staff, allowing the farm manager to focus on other tasks, as well as certain enterprises on the farm, reporting progress, performance and finances. You’ll also train to progress into the position of farm manager, who traditionally either runs their own business or is employed to run a farm efficiently and profitably for someone else.

Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: Business studies

Entry requirements: Two A-levels or equivalent qualifications or agriculture experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £21,000 per annum

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