Advanced Apprenticeship in Agriculture Level 3

Derby College
  • Info on Application
  • 1 Year
  • Apprenticeship
  • Derbyshire

You must be in employment and be committed to a career in the agriculture industry.

You will undergo an initial assessment before starting the programme to ensure that you are capable of achieving the outcomes and have an interest in this area of work.

You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject.

You will need:

a minimum of four GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and/or Maths
an Intermediate Diploma in the chosen subject to a Merit or Distinction standard, including English and/or Maths
If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject. All applicants will be interviewed, will undertake an initial assessment in English and maths, and must present an example of current work.

How will I be assessed?

Training is largely work-based with on-going practical assessments undertaken in your workplace. You will keep a portfolio of evidence of your practical ability and theoretical understanding and your progress will be regularly reviewed and assessed.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need safety boots, overalls, waterproofs and writing materials.

There are no course fees for applicants aged 16-18. For apprentices over the age of 19, an employer contribution is required.

What can I do after this course?
You can continue to more senior roles in the agriculture industry.

You can also progress to higher education and undertake foundation degrees in subjects such as Agriculture, Agriculture with Countryside, Agriculture with Conservation, Animal Science or Agriculture with Business Studies.

You could also consider a Level 4 course in Agriculture Management.

You will be provided with a broad range of skills required to work competently within the agriculture industry in supervisory or management roles. Practical skills will be mostly practised and developed in the workplace while theoretical background knowledge will be taught and reviewed mainly at College.

Derby College

The Roundhouse,

Pride Pkwy,


DE24 8JE,

Tel: 0800 028 0289