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Agriculture Apprenticeship Level 2

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This apprenticeship is ideal if you already have some knowledge, basic skills or an interest in the agricultural industry and want to progress in your career. The units you will study reflect the job roles within the industry and you will have a choice of pathways to suit your interests; a livestock, crops or mixed pathway. Units vary from health and safety and personal performance, to planting crops and supplying feed and water to livestock. There will also be the opportunity to study for additional professional qualifications, such as safe use of pesticides, forklift use and first aid.

Entry requirements

Grade requirements:
You will need a minimum of three GCSEs at grades A*-D or 4 -9, including English and maths or Functional Skills Level 1 in English and maths, or equivalent. 

Course content

During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, which could include:

  • Monitoring and maintaining health and safety
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Maintain the healthy growth of crops
  • Establish and maintain conditions appropriate to the welfare of animals
  • Prepare and operate a tractor with attachments
  • Prepare and cultivate sites ready for planting crops
  • Plant crops
  • Carry out harvesting operations by mechanical means
  • Prepare feed & water supplies for livestock
  • Monitor and maintain the supply of feed and water to livestock

Assessment methods

The majority of assessment will take place in the work place through a mixture of practical observation and questions, learner discussion, written questions and the production of a portfolio of evidence. There is also a short multiple choice test marked externally.


You will gain the following qualifications:

Work-based Agriculture City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma


  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths

You will also have the opportunity to take additional qualifications in First Aid (one day course) plus one other occupational test (for example, safe use of pesticides, tractor driving or forklift truck).

Further study and career options

Further study: On successful completion of this course you could progress on to study the Agriculture Advanced Level 3 apprenticeship.

Future careers: This qualification could help you find work in roles such as agricultural/horticultural technician or farm worker in crops or livestock.

Additional information

To take part in this course you should have a suitable level of physical fitness and should be prepared to work outdoors throughout the year. Some employers may require you to work more hours at busy times, as many jobs are seasonal.

Course Information & How to Apply

Unfortunately this course has been cancelled. Please ring 01234 291000 or email for alternatives.

LengthStart DateDay(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
18 months Flexible In College – 1 day per week Free if 16-18yrs. If 19 or over please ring 01234 291000. Shuttleworth College B1043


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

Next steps

To be eligible for an apprenticeship you must either be employed on a full-time contract by an employer willing to support your training or have an offer of employment as an apprentice. Bedford College can help you find a job role with an employer if you don’t already have one.

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Bedford College actively seeks to promote equality of access to education and training and to provide support where appropriate. Employers are made aware that apprentices have the same rights to protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 as employees. 

Apprentices who have disclosed a disability covered by Equality legislation have the right to request reasonable adjustments in the workplace. We will work with employers to ensure that appropriate adjustments are agreed and established to facilitate this.

At the College we provide additional support for students and apprentices who have a specific learning difficulty or disability.

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