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This Modern Apprenticeship helps employees develop the skills and knowledge they need to work in the agriculture industry. With different levels available, it can be used as an entry point or a progression route for employees.

Qualifications

SCQF level 5

Your employee will study for an SCQF level 5 in Agriculture.

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements, but employees should enjoy working with livestock or crops, enjoy working outside, and be competent to complete the qualification.

Progression and development

After completing this level, your employees will be able to work in positions such as assistant herds person, general farm worker or stock person. They will be able to progress on to the SCQF level 6 MA in Agriculture, or into further or higher education.

Courses could include:

SCQF level 6 agricultural crops, agricultural livestock, mixed farming or poultry production
Agricultural sciences, conservation, sustainable farming, agricultre or seed production

SCQF qualification levels explained

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SCQF level 6

Your employee will study for an SCQF level 6 in one of:

  • Agricultural crops
  • Agricultural livestock
  • Mixed farming
  • Poultry production
Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements, but it may help if the employee has completed the SCQF level 5 apprenticeship. Employees should enjoy working with livestock, crops or machinery, enjoy working outside, and be competent to complete the qualification.

Progression and development

After completing this level, your employees will be able to work in positions such as herds person or head herds person, agricultural machinery operator, or skilled stock person.

They will be able to progress into further or higher education. Courses might include agricultural sciences, conservation, sustainable farming, agriculture or seed production.

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

How is it funded?

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

Use our Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table to work out the funding level for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet the needs of your business.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employees to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

Time to complete

It will take between 12-24 months to complete.

Sound right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

Find a learning provider

Need a little more information or advice?

Call our employer engagement team to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships. 

0800 783 6000
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