Agriculture Crops & Livestock

Agriculture Crops & Livestock

Course list

  • Agriculture Apprenticeship

Course Levels

2 3


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Agriculture Apprenticeship

Agriculture Apprenticeship 

Highly regarded by employers, apprenticeships can help you to progress your career, in an existing or completely new role. An apprenticeship can also be a valuable first step into an agricultural career, providing an ideal opportunity to ‘learn while you earn’. 

 What you need to know 

You’ll attend Hartpury College on a day-release basis, one day per week during term time, applying and developing your skills in your job role. 

The skills you develop will depend upon the type of farm at which you’re employed and the skills they need. We’ll tailor your learning to suit your own pathway. 

Assessment will be undertaken both at Hartpury and in your workplace, where you will be visited periodically by one of our expert tutors. 

An apprenticeship takes between 18-24 months to complete. 

 Our Apprenticeships 

We offer two different apprenticeships covering livestock and arable farming, which reflect the skills employers need: 

 Level 2 General Farmworker Apprenticeship 

As well as developing practical skills in areas such as technology, you’ll operate independently and as part of a team as you work towards this GCSE-equivalent qualification. Candidates can specialise in crop or livestock production, supporting daily operations within the farm enterprise, maintaining and identifying any issues relating to animal and plant health. You’ll also assist in key operational and administrative tasks including record keeping. 

 Level 3 Crop Technician Apprenticeship 

Learners on this A-level-equivalent qualification will develop their skills across 24 months, preparing and cultivating sites for planting crops, harvesting and storing crops, and maintaining equipment and machines. You’ll develop your understanding of sustainable crop production, as well as important transferable skills including communication and management skills. 

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