Technological advances in agriculture have increased in recent years, bringing with it a diverse range of careers you may not associate with driving tractors in a field. From drones and robots to genetic engineering and vertical cultivating, the industry needs skilled workers to meet the demands of this ever-changing sector.
An apprenticeship will allow you to earn money while you are studying. In order to start your apprenticeship in agriculture you will need to join the Level 2 course and on successful completion you can then progress on to Level 3 and beyond.
This Level 3 advanced apprenticeship, is an ideal progression from the initial Level 2 programme and will allow you to gain skills to work in a junior supervisory role within the sector. You must have relevant employment within the agriculture sector to complete this qualification. If you need help to find an employer, please get in touch.
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You have already successfully completed a relevant Level 2 qualification, or have appropriate employment and expertise.
A Level 2 qualification in agriculture and four GCSEs at grade 4 including English and maths.
To develop your agricultural abilities and advance your knowledge and understanding of practices relating to livestock and crop production.
Build on the skills you gained at Level 2 and further develop your agricultural abilities, increasing your knowledge and understanding of practices relating to livestock and crop production.
To work with your employer for most of the week, attending college for a minimum of 18 days in year one and 9 days in year two. You’ll also work towards a Level 2 functional skills qualification in English and mathematics.
The chance to earn money while gaining a nationally recognised qualification.
Our Agricultural Business Management Higher Apprenticeship Level 4, University study such as our FdSc Agriculture or employment in the industry.
Careers in this industry
- Farm worker
- Farm manager
- Agricultural scientist
- Agricultural consultant
- Agricultural engineer
Danny Olver AgricultureDanny was an Agriculture apprentice with us and is currently owner of Animal Arks and a self-employed dairy milker.
“I found working and learning at the College very effective, you are learning the technical aspects of the industry and then putting it into practice”.
Rob Dunn Curriculum Lead - Food, Farming & Land-useRob has worked at a number of land-based colleges around the UK and is now the curriculum lead for Food, Farming and Land-use. Rob presents a weekly farming show for a Cornish radio station and is a judge for the British Farming Awards.
“The food and farming industry offers fantastic opportunities for skilled workers, technicians, managers and leaders of the future. There are also some real challenges ahead, not least of which will be to feed a rapidly growing world population and mitigate the impact of climate change.”
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.