The Higher Apprenticeship in Agriculture provides the skills, knowledge and competence required to become a unit or assistant farm manager. 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.
The higher apprenticeship provides progression for those apprentices who have completed the Advanced Apprenticeship or for those who may have entered the sector having completed a full time programme at Level 3.
Successful completion of the Higher Apprenticeship provides opportunities to progress to higher learning through relevant degree programmes.
The minimum duration of the Higher Apprenticeship is 18 months.