Modern Apprenticeship in Mixed Farming @ SCQF Level 6 YR 1


28 Aug 2023


14 Jun 2024

This is a work based training programme allowing learners to undertake training in a real working environment, while simultaneously earning a wage. A member of College staff will visit the candidate on the farm to assess their competence. They will also be able to come into College on a day-release basis. Material is continuously being added to the College e-learning site. Various short courses will also be arranged to cover the required underpinning knowledge. Candidates will follow the SVQ 3 Mixed Farming route, which includes the following: Prepare and Operate a Tractor with Attachments; Farm Maintenance; Health, Safety and Security on Farm; Health and Wellbeing of Livestock; Livestock Reproduction; Cultivation Methods; Crop Establishment and Record Keeping. To achieve the MA, candidates must complete core skills to the qualification standard, complete two industry-specific short courses and emergency first aid.

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Work-based assessment and College Day Release at Newtown St Boswells Campus/Riddell Estate over a 2 year period (approximately 10 days in College per year)


Work Based plus Day Release at Newtown St Boswells Campus

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Entry requirements

Must be employed in the industry. An Agriculture NC or SVQ Level 2 and prior experience are desirable.

Progression opportunities

On completion of this course, the student will be qualified and eligible to apply for a skilled position in the land-based sector.


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