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Agriculture (Crop Production) - Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 at Easton & Otley College

Course description

This programme combines sound understanding with technical skills, building on the crop production experience and knowledge already gained in industry.

The objectives of the course are to ensure the further development of practical and supervisory skills & related background knowledge including health and safety issues and procedures.

Course content

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

  • Level 3 Diploma in Work Based Agriculture (Crop Production)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Math’s
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • First Aid & 1 other additional employment related qualification

Course Content Includes:

  • Prepare, monitor and cultivate sites for crops
  • Identify, monitor and maintain the healthy growth of crops
  • Monitor and maintain harvesting operations
  • Habitat management
  • Promote and monitor health and safety

Entry requirements

  • Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability.
  • Entrants must have the ability to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics and be able to manage the requirements of a Level 3 vocational qualifications.
  • Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week in the industry with a contract of employment.



One day per week at college, supported with assessment in the workplace

Future opportunities

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

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Easton & Otley College directly.

Last updated date: 11 April 2016

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    • The many excellent facilities at Easton & Otley College give you a once-in-lifetime opportunity to further your ambitions and help you get the very most from your time with us.

      Located seven miles west of Norwich, the campus is right next to the Royal Norfolk Showground and a mere stone’s throw from Longwater Business Park. Set in over 200 hectares of idyllic farmland and countryside, Easton is a picturesque part of the world to continue your education and enhance your prospects for the future.