This apprenticeship is for those keen to further develop their agricultural and business skills. It is made up of a framework of qualifications including a Level 4 Diploma in Work-Based Agriculture and Business Management, BTEC Level 4 Certificate in Project Management and Land-Based Industries, Employee Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS).
- Managing and monitoring operation and performance
- Preparing business plans
- Estimating the financial needs of your business
- Cash flow forecast
- Managing budgets.
24-36 months, depending on experience.
A Higher Apprenticeship can lead to further academic qualifications, such as a Level 5 programme, or additional management programmes.
This Higher Apprenticeship will enable you to progress into senior roles within farm management.
Application is through the online form, by calling 01964 553044 or by the Common Application Process.
You must have GCSE English and Maths at grade C or 4 or above and a Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture, or equivalent. You must pass an initial assessment and have relevant employement and one satisfactory reference.
Farm Management Development Programme
Harry Middleditch is a 25-year-old Assistant Farm Manager for D F Middleditch & Son based on the Essex / Suffolk border. They farm approximately 1000 acres of combinable crops, as well as having a flock of 50 pedigree Hampshire Down sheep and 100 Poll Dorset Ewes. A 2017 delegate, see what Harry thought of the Farm Management Development Programme...
“Since completing the first week of the Farm Management Development Programme, I arrived home with a new outlook on agriculture as a sector as well as a broader understanding of management.
"The course has made me rethink my business and how to take it forward in this ever-changing time within the industry.”