Level 3 Crop Technician
You will be required to undertake and have an understanding of a number of different core skills, knowledge and behaviours in order to complete this apprenticeship. These include:
Maintaining and operating machinery
Preparing growing mediums for maximum yield
Controlling pests, weeds and diseases
Keeping accurate records
If not already held, the following qualifications will need to be achieved prior to taking the end point assessment:
Emergency First Aid at Work
Safe Use of Pesticides
On completion of the pesticides foundation unit above also choose one of the following units:
Boom sprayer, mounted, trailed or self-propelled equipment
Granular applicator equipment
Handheld applicator equipment
If you do not already hold level 2 functional skills in maths and English (GCSE grade 4 or C), you will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End Point Assessment.
You will be required to attend college one day a week.
GCSE Grade 4 or C in maths and English or level 2 functional skills in maths and English. Entry is subject to a successful interview and you will undertake an initial assessment in maths and English regardless of previous qualifications. You must be working under a suitable and relevant contract of employment for a minimum of 30 hours a week. If you do not have an employer, we may be able to help you find one.
You will have the opportunity to progress on to a higher level apprenticeship standard or to continue working within the industry.
Unit/arable manager, production manager, farm manager.
Dates & Fees
|Start Date||End Date||Start Time||End Time||Mode of Attendance||Days of the Week||No of sessions|
|We run on demand. Contact us for dates.||Day Release||Tue|
|Total Fee Full Cost||Total Fee 19-23||Total Fee 24+|
You will need access to a PC/laptop to develop your e-portfolio. You may be required to purchase PPE and/or tools to use at work.
Clean Protective Overalls Steel Toe−Capped Safety Boots / Wellington Boots ACF uniform (polo shirt and sweat shirt) Yellow hi-vis vest Waterproof Clothing Tetanus protection is recommended Basic Stationery - pens, folder and paper
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