Agriculture Higher Apprenticeship Level 4 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This programme is offered to students who are employed full-time in the farming industry and who wish to study on a day release basis. The course provides the skills, knowledge and competence required by students planning to move into farm management and eventually run a business.

Whilst at work, students will receive comprehensive training in the practical and theoretical aspects involved in the management of a farm/ farm enterprise.They will be visited in the workplace by an assessor to check on progress and to ensure thatthey arebuilding evidence towards their final qualification.

The programme includes generic business skills and depending on the type of farm also provides more specific higher level skills and knowledge relating to crops and livestock management.

Students study two core components:

  • City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Work-based Agricultural Business Management (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 4 Certificate in Project Management for Land-based Industries (QCF)

Assessment Methods

Continual assessment both within the workplace and at College.

Assessment methods include:

  • Practical assessment in the workplace by a College assessor and the employer
  • Portfolio of evidence to demonstrate knowledge and competence
  • Projects and assignments.

Progression Options

Agricultural Management Foundation Degree Level 5 at the University Centre Somerset (in partnership with Bridgwater & Taunton College).

Course Summary

Course Title Agriculture Higher Apprenticeship Level 4
Entry Requirements

  • A relevant Level 3 qualification and the ablity to study at Level 4.

  • Practical experience and knowledge

  • A suitable job role (eg. unit manager; assistant farm manager; farm

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It is brilliant here, I have made lots of friends and the tutors are excellent. I am a hands-on learner and sometimes find studying hard and need extra help. My tutors have been fantastic and are always willing to help me. I have gained confidence in myself during my course and now have knowledge of all areas of farming.

Josie Dowding- Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture

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