Agriculture Apprenticeships - Writtle University College

Agriculture Apprenticeships

Agriculture  Intermediate Apprenticeship

Approximately 6% of UK businesses are within the Agriculture industry and a diverse variety of careers are available. An Apprenticeship can be a great way to enter the industry, develop your skills and gain relevant qualifications. Three different pathways are available: Livestock, Arable and mixed farming and then the units in the qualification can be further tailored to suit your job role.

What is involved in the Apprenticeship?

The course combines developing your under-pinning knowledge in Agriculture by attending College for one day a week, with building your practical experience by being employed in the industry. Over the duration of the course you will build up a portfolio to demonstrate your knowledge and practical skills. Our e-portfolio system allows you to evidence your skills and knowledge through photos and video, as well as written work. To find out about the benefits of being an Apprentice click here.

Intermediate Apprenticeship
(Level 2) Framework
Diploma in Work-based Agriculture Pathways available are Arable, Livestock or mixed farming 2
Technical Certificate or Knowledge based units to gain underpinning knowledge 2
Functional Skills:
  • English
  • Maths

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Personal Learning and Thinking Skills:
  • Teamworking
  • Self management
  • Creative thinking
  • Effective participation
  • Independent enquiry
  • Reflective learning
Employment Rights and Responsibilities workbook
The College is often able to offer a an emergency First-Aid qualification and a relevant Competence Certificate, for example tractor driving, pesticide application or machinery Competence Certificate for Apprentices aged 16 18yrs.

Examples of job roles on completing the Apprenticeship

  • Farm Worker Crops or Livestock
  • Tractor Driver
  • Stock Person
  • Pig Technician


16 18 year old Apprentices are fully funded for their course. If you are 19yrs plus there is an employer contribution of approximately 725.

To find out how you can find apprenticeship employment click here.



01245 424200 - Ext 26060

Our opening hours (UK time)

Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-4.00pm

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If you have any questions about becoming an apprentice or have a query about employing an apprentice, contact us.

A high proportion of students and apprentices achieve their vocational qualifications, qualifications in English and mathematics, and move on to employment, further training or higher education.
Ofsted inspection report 2018