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.

Please see factsheet for more information.

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

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

A potential apprentice: Must be aged 16 or over & have officially left school. Must be employed (NOT self-employed) in the relevant occupational sector, working a minimum of 30 hours per week. Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 including maths and English, or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both maths and English & must have a supervisory role within own organisation (or given the opportunity to). NB: English & maths Functional Skills Level 2 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs. (All candidates will be asked to complete an online functional skills assessment regardless of previous qualifications.* An individual can only undertake an apprenticeship at the same or lower level than a qualification they already hold, if this allows the individual to acquire substantive new skills and the content of the training is materially different from any prior training or a previous apprenticeship. Must have the right to work in England & spend at least 50% of their working hours in England over the duration of the apprenticeship. Must be a citizen of a country with in the European Economic Area (EEA) or have the right of abode in the UK AND have been ordinarily resident in the EEA for at least the previous 3 years on the first day of learning..


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.


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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