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Advanced Apprenticeship in Agriculture (Level 3)

Key course information

Agriculture, Animals and Land Based


1.5 years


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Course Overview

Agriculture is an increasingly technical and dynamic industry. And with a reported skills gap in one of the UK’s biggest industries, qualified and experienced workers are always needed to keep the nation fed. Earn while you learn and train on the job with an apprenticeship in agriculture. The combination of industry experience and rigorous training set apprentices apart, and Lackham is the perfect place to start an agricultural career. With multiple working farms as your classroom, even your days spent in College will revolve around practical learning and increasing your understanding of professional life.

students and lecturer working on a harvester
students and lecturer working on a harvester

What will I learn?

You’ll tailor your learning with a variety of optional units, while core modules will ensure you acquire the skills needed for any role in the agriculture industry. These include key skills in working safely and securely, communication and recordkeeping in the workplace. Meanwhile your optional units will help you progress on your chosen pathway, whether this is crop production, mixed farming, livestock or poultry production, Lackham’s working commercial farms provide industry insight as a routine part of your learning and give you daily experience and preparation for employment or further study.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific prior achievements required to take this course, but a Level 2 qualification in Agriculture or another related Land-based subject could be an advantage.

You need to be 16 years old or over to take this qualification.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

A mixture of on and off the job training provides a variety of learning opportunities across the whole programme.

Competence and Knowledge elements will be assessed in the workplace, using evidence to build a portfolio.

Additional Costs and Information

The duration of this apprenticeship is between

18 and 24 months

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Agriculture, Animals and Land Based

Career Opportunities

  • Stock Person
  • Dairy Person
  • Zookeeper

  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Groom
  • Tree Surgeon

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