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Intermediate Apprenticeship in Agriculture (Crop Production)

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Start Date
    September 2020

  • Venue
    Easton College

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2020


Develop the practices and industry knowledge needed to work within the arable farming industry with an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Agriculture (Crop Production). You will explore a range of crop production skills whilst gaining industry insight and a regular salary.

This apprenticeship covers a range of crop production skills and related practices. The objectives of the course are to ensure the development of practical skills, related background knowledge including health and safety issues and procedures. It is suitable for those seeking or employed in their first role within the Arable Farming industry.

Programme Structure

The apprenticeship framework is made up of different nationally recognised qualifications. Including:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Agriculture (Crop Production)
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • First Aid & 1 other additional employment related qualification

Course Content

  • Cultivate sites
  • Plant crops
  • Maintain the healthy growth of crops
  • Transport harvested crops
  • Prepare and operate a tractor
  • Health and Safety
  • Delivery

This Apprenticeship is delivered in a block release model with weekly attendance per half term.

Why Our College?

Real working environment

Learn on our operational commercial farm covering over 200 hectares.

£9bn industry

with over 476,000 workers on farms in the UK.

Show your skills

Exhibit your work at regional agricultural shows.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSE's including Maths and English A-E/9-2. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week in the industry with a contract of employment.  Those with a level 2 English and/or Maths will be required to sit a BKSB assessment and interview to determine eligibility for an apprenticeship


Apprentices successfully completing the Intermediate Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto the Advanced Apprenticeship in Agriculture or other Further Education courses