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Level 3 Crop Technician

About The Apprenticeship

As a Crop Technician, you will be responsible for optimising crop/plant yields through the establishment, management, harvest and post-harvest operations, whilst maintaining and improving the surrounding environment.

You will 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. Many companies now use automation for a number of routine tasks, which will require technical skills to operate.

This standard provides the opportunity for individuals to acquire the knowledge, skills and behaviours required and follows a ‘core and operations’ approach. This allows flexibility to learn core subjects and then specialise in either soil-based systems or containerised systems.

Entry Requirements

Employers will ultimately determine the entry requirements but you must have the attitude and ability to develop the required skills and knowledge during the apprenticeship. This will be tested via an application/interview process.

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or a Legacy Statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.


Level 3 Crop Technician Apprenticeship Information Leaflet

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