Advanced Apprenticeship in Agriculture - Crop Production

Advanced Apprenticeship in Agriculture - Crop Production

About the course

This programme 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 a more senior or supervisory role within the industry.

Programme Length

Work-based delivery over a minimum* of 22 months, dependent on initial assessment. *Minimum durations apply for 16 – 18 year old. 19 + learners can apply for accredited prior learning which may reduce the duration. Funding rules dictate a minimum of 12 months duration.

Venue

Work Based blended delivery programme consisting predominantly of on-site training and assessment within the workplace, supported by off-site technical training at local training and assessment venues as required. Course teaching, learning and assessment is enhanced through the effective use of e portfolio and distance learning resources to ensure flexible delivery is responsive to learner, employer and situational needs.

Programme Structure

The Apprenticeship is made up of a number of different nationally recognised qualifications:

Combined Competence and Knowledge Qualification:

Level 3 Workbased Diploma In Agriculture, Crop Production

(Minimum of 25 credits required from the optional modules)

Functional Skills: Level 2 English Level 2 Mathamatics

Employee Rights and Responsibilities Delivered and assessed through a workbook

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Assessment and recognition through a Record of Achievement

Additional Qualification Requirements:

First Aid Certificate 1 Legislative Course e.g. PA1, Manual Handling, Tractor Driving and Related Operations, ATV Operator Training

Course modules

Combined Competence and Knowledge Qualification

Monitor and solve customer service problems

Prepare to undertake a field study

Manage your own resources

Improve customer service

Monitor and solve customer problems

Implement a marketing plan

Manage budgets

Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security

Communicate information within the workforce

Maintain and store records within the workplace

Prepare, monitor and cultivate sites for planting and crops

Identify, monitor and maintain healthy growth for crops

Plan the preparation and use of tractors and attachments

Identify, monitor and control unwanted vegetation

Prepare for planting and plant crops

Monitor and maintain harvesting operations

Prepare harvested crops for sale or storage

Prepare for storage and monitor the condition of stored crops

Manage the production of special novel crops

Establish, monitor and maintain site hygiene and bio-security

Prepare and operate a power vehicle (excluding tractors)

Transport physical resources within the work area

Plan and maintain supplies of physical resources within the work area

Prepare and maintain equipment and machines

Prepare and construct new structures and surfaces

Safe use and application of pesticide

Identify the need of and plan habitat management work

Co-ordinate and oversee habitat management work

Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of habitat management work

Promote responsible public use of the environment

Organise the delivery of reliable customer service

Improve customer relationship

Functional Skills

Level 2 English

Level 2 Mathematics

Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Delivered and assessed through a workbook

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Assessment and recognition through a Record of Achievement

Additional Qualification(s)

First Aid Certificate

1 Legislative course e.g. PA1, Manual Handling, Tractor Driving and Related Operations, ATV Operator Training

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Entry Criteria

Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to clarify course appropriateness. Entrants must have the ability to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics and be able to cope with the Level 3 vocational qualification. Apprentices must have a contract of employment working for a minimum for 30 hours/week.

Progression

Apprentices successfully completing the Advanced Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship or into Higher Education course such as Foundation Degree or Degree.

Careers

Typical jobs apprentices will be able to progress onto on completion of the Advanced will depend on the qualifications and experience gained, but could include a range of roles within agriculture such as agricultural machinery operative.

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