Course: Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Agriculture

Department: Agriculture

Type: Apprenticeship

Duration: 15-24 months

The Course

As an apprentice you will have a job and earn a wage whilst building up knowledge and skills within the agricultural industry. These apprenticeships are a framework of qualifications made up of a Diploma in Work-Based Agriculture, Functional Skills (English and Maths), Employee Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS).

Units You May Study

Intermediate Apprenticeship:

  • Maintaining the healthy growth of crops
  • Preparing and operating a tractor with attachments
  • Preparing feed and water supplies for livestock
  • Growing young birds.

Advanced Apprenticeship:

  • Delivering basic treatments to livestock
  • Identifying, monitoring and maintaining the healthy growth of crops
  • Preparing and maintaining machinery
  • Monitoring and maintaining the growth of young birds.

Entry Requirements

For the Intermediate Apprenticeship, you must have GCSE English and Maths at grade E or 3 or equivalent. For the Advanced Apprenticeship, you must have achieved a Level 2 qualification in Agriculture and have GCSE English and Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent. For both levels, you must also pass an initial assessment, secure work as an apprentice and have one satisfactory reference.

Harry Middleditch

Farm Management Development Programme

Harry Middleditch is a 25-year-old Assistant Farm Manager for D F Middleditch & Son based on the Essex / Suffolk border. They farm approximately 1000 acres of combinable crops, as well as having a flock of 50 pedigree Hampshire Down sheep and 100 Poll Dorset Ewes. A 2017 delegate, see what Harry thought of the Farm Management Development Programme...