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Agriculture Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Wiltshire College

Course description

An apprenticeship in agriculture is not just about muddy wellies and long hours outside. This apprenticeship offers a huge range of opportunities for those working on livestock or arable farms, from rural hill farms to mechanised crop growing businesses.

Regardless of whether you hold a wide range of responsibilities, or specialise in a more specific role, an apprenticeship can help you learn the skills you need to succeed, and gain the qualifications to prove your knowledge.

Course content

During your apprenticeship you will learn how to prepare and cultivate sites, operate heavy machinery including tractors and combines, look after large numbers of livestock or maintain equipment and machinery.

This advanced apprenticeship will enable you to learn more specialised skills such as how to monitor crops and livestock as well as how to apply pesticides and manage habitats. You can also develop your skills in business management and organisation.

Entry requirements

Minimum Level 1 or GCSE grade D in Maths and English. All applicants will be required to pass initial assessments in Maths and English.  Merit or Distinction in a related subject at Level 2.


Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers, so they offer a structured programme that takes you through the skills you need to do a job well. Each apprenticeship involves a structured programme of training leading to a recognised qualification, and they are available at different levels, letting you choose the speed you wish to learn at.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wiltshire College directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2016

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