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Agriculture Crop Technician Level 3 Standard



Approx. duration: 24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at Suffolk Rural campus

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSEs including Maths & English A-C / 9-4 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning:

  • Crop Technician Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Math’s
  • Safe Use of Pesticides
  • Emergency First Aid at Work

Progression: On completion of this apprenticeship, Crop technicians will have the opportunity to progress within the industry into roles such as unit/arable manager, production manager and farm manager.

Course Summary: As a Crop Technician you will be responsible for optimising crop/plant yields through establishment, management, harvest and post-harvest operations, while maintaining and improving the surrounding environment. You will also need to keep up to date with technological advances and new innovations.

Being a Crop Technician requires self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and as a team player to complete tasks safely and efficiently.