Course: Higher Apprenticeship in Agriculture

Department: Agriculture

Type: Apprenticeship

Duration: 24-36 months

The Course

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).

What You Study

  • Managing and monitoring operation and performance
  • Preparing business plans
  • Estimating the financial needs of your business
  • Cash flow forecast
  • Managing budgets.

Entry Requirements

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. 

Harry Middleditch

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...