Course: Level 3 Apprenticeship in Agriculture - Crop Technician

Department: Agriculture

Type: Apprenticeship

Duration: Two years

The Course

You will be responsible for optimising crop yields through establishment, management, harvest and post-harvest operations, while maintaining and improving the surrounding environment. You will also need to keep up to date with technological advances and new innovations.

Being a Crop Technician requires self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and as a team player to complete tasks safely and efficiently.

What You Study

Core Skills

  • Crop establishment
  • Vehicle operation
  • Crop management
  • Harvest
  • Storage
  • Maintenance and preparation

Soil-Based Systems

In addition for soil-based systems there are specific skill requirements:

  • Correctly set machinery and monitoring machine performance for good seed establishment and crop growth
  • Correctly set machinery to match crop and soil condition and quality requirements during harvest
  • Maintenance of non-productive areas

Specific Knowledge

  • Impact of machinery on soil structure and potential damage.

Personal Skills

Apprentices need to develop a diverse set of personal skills and behaviours to ensure success in their chosen profession. These include:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Adaptability
  • Effective communicator
  • Team working
  • Safety awareness.

How To Apply

Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

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Entry Requirements

Appropriate employment in the agricultural industry.

GCSE grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) in English and mathematics.

James Mair

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture

James is from a farming family and wants to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather with a career in agriculture. His hobbies include shooting and football.

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