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Intermediate Apprenticeship Agriculture


Students will undertake on-the-job training at their place of work, with some College study on day release. If you are working, but would like to train to gain qualifications, then this is the starter course for you.


Course themes at York and Thirsk are mixed farming, livestock production or extensive crop production. At Newton Rigg and Hexham the course theme is livestock production. The Intermediate Apprenticeship comprises of a Work-Based Diploma at Level 2 and the opportunity to take one or more nationally recognised legislative tests, such as safe use of pesticides or safe use of veterinary medicines, but charges may apply - please check with your Centre as to which courses are available.

At York as part of the off-the-job training learners will be expected to undertake a further course of study, on a day release basis, this will assist in broadening learners' horizons in addition to the acquisition of a further qualification, this is expected to be the Level 2 Certificate in Agriculture.

At Newton Rigg the off-the-job training consists of day release classes, although some block release is required dependent on the unit choice. The off-the-job training provides the underpinning knowledge to support the vocational assessment in the workplace.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry qualifications are required, Maths and English skills are required of applicants. You need an appropriate work placement or employment in the Agricultural industry. We may be able to help you to find a suitable position if you do not have one before commencing the course.

Further Study

Upon successful completion of this course students could progress to a Level 3 course, such as an Advanced Apprenticeship or a full time course such as the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400