Reaseheath Farm Facilities

Livestock Unit Technician


Level 3

Duration of the course

  • 12 to 18 months depending on previous experience (1 day per week)

What qualifications will the apprentice gain?

Study Information

  • Selecting and preparing livestock for sale or transfer
  • Health and welfare planning for livestock
  • Managing and monitoring body condition score
  • Working with industry advisers including auditors, vets and nutritionists to help drive productivity within the business
  • Monitoring grass and forage crops to ensure they provide optimum nutrition
  • Analyse the impacts of social, economic and environmental sustainability in industry
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How much will this course cost?

Apprenticeships are funded through government and employer contributions. If the apprentice is:

  • 16-18 working for a small business (<50) their training will be fully funded*
  • 19+ or working for a Medium size business (50+) an employer contribution may be required
  • Working for a large business or organisation (Payroll of £3m+) training is funded from employers Digital Apprenticeship Service Account
    *small businesses who employ an apprentice between 16-18 may be eligible to receive a financial government incentive


We offer a high-quality college bus service which collects over 1,400 students every day from across Cheshire and surrounding areas. This makes getting to Reaseheath easy, safe and affordable for all of our students.