Guidance

Agriculture, environmental and animal care apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the agriculture, environmental and animal care sector.

Types of apprenticeships

These jobs could interest you if you enjoy the outdoors and the natural world. They include science based jobs and more hands-on roles. There could be something for you whether you’re a theory or practical person.

There are apprenticeship available in several sectors of in agriculture, environmental and animal care:

  • veterinary

  • animal care

  • horticulture

  • agriculture

  • game and wildlife

Levels of apprenticeship

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.

Name Level Equivalent educational level
Intermediate 2 GCSE
Advanced 3 A level
Higher 4,5,6 and 7 Foundation degree and above
Degree 6 and 7 Bachelor’s or master’s degree

Some apprenticeships may also give you an additional qualification, such as a diploma.

Apply for an agriculture, environmental and animal care apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over

  • eligible to work in England

  • not in full-time education

Published 31 January 2018