Level 3 Agriculture Apprenticeships

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Agriculture AG179E05/19/1 Apprenticeship

Course Information

If you like working outside and your strengths are more practical-based, an Agricultural Apprenticeship could be for you. Your college day is split between theory and practical and you will learn about how and why farming works in certain ways.

This is real work where you will learn teamwork in the food production industry of this country. At the advanced level this course provides the opportunity for you to acquire the ‘knowledge’, ‘skills’ and ‘behaviours’ required and follows a ‘core and options’ approach.

Your progress will be regularly monitored and practical skills will be assessed in the workplace. Your knowledge is tested and you will be expected to update your electronic portfolio regularly.


  • Level 3 Agriculture Apprenticeship
Course Content
  • You will be required to undertake and have an understanding of a number of different core skills, knowledge and behaviours in order to complete this apprenticeship. These include:

    Maintaining and operating machinery
    Preparing growing mediums for maximum yield
    Controlling pests, weeds and diseases
    Harvesting techniques
    Keeping accurate records

    If not already held, the following qualifications will need to be achieved prior to taking the end point assessment: Emergency First Aid at Work, Safe Use of Pesticides.

    On completion of the pesticides foundation unit above also choose one of the following units: Boom sprayer, mounted, trailed or self-propelled equipment, Granular applicator equipment, Handheld applicator equipment.

    If you do not already hold level 2 functional skills in maths and English (GCSE grade 4 or C), you will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End Point Assessment.You will be required to attend college one day a week.
Entry Requirements
  • GCSE Grade 4 or C in maths and English or level 2 functional skills in maths and English.

    Entry is subject to a successful interview and you will undertake an initial assessment in maths and English regardless of previous qualifications. You must be working under a suitable and relevant contract of employment for a minimum of 30 hours a week. If you do not have an employer, we may be able to help you find one.
Next Steps
  • You will have the opportunity to progress on to a higher level apprenticeship standard or to continue working within the industry.
Career Opportunities
  • Unit/arable manager, production manager, farm manager.

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
Throughout the Year Dependant on apprenticeship
Mode of attendance
Day of the week Number of sessions
Dependant on apprenticeship Dependant on apprenticeship
Course Fees

There are no course fees for eligible students. Students will also earn a full-time wage while they are working for their apprenticeship employer.
You will need access to a PC/laptop to develop your e-portfolio.You may be required to purchase PPE and/or tools to use at work.

Materials Required

Clean Protective Overalls, Steel Toe-Capped Safety Boots / Wellington Boots, ACF uniform (polo shirt and sweat shirt), Yellow hi-vis vest, Waterproof Clothing. Tetanus protection is recommended. Basic Stationery - pens, folder and paper

What's next?

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