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.
You will need to keep up to date with technological advances and new innovations.
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 options approach. This allows the flexibility to learn core subjects and then specialise in either arable farming (soil-based systems) or production horticulture (containerised systems).
The apprenticeship also includes additional qualifications for First Aid and Pesticide Applications.
Functional Skills Level 1 in English and maths. If you have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or a legacy statement, then the English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3
You will be interviewed and assessed to identify your potential, commitment and motivation to achieve the apprenticeship, based upon the range and level of activities you will be undertaking in the workplace
You may be required to complete an initial assessment for English and maths to show ability to undertake study towards Level 2 English and maths