Safe Working in Agriculture and Production Horticulture (0279)

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014
The qualifications aim to provide people working within agriculture and production horticulture with knowledge to help them protect their own health and safety and the health and safety of employees who may be affected by their activities.
The Level 2 Award has been developed for those working in horticulture and agriculture at an operational level. The Level 3 Award has been developed for those working in horticulture and agriculture as supervisors, skilled employees, unit managers, union and worker safety representatives or farmers/growers who are self-employed.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

These qualifications cover the essential knowledge you need to keep yourself and your colleagues safe, including:

  • safe working
  • risk assessment
  • controlling risk.

You will learn on the job in the work environment and complete assessment exercises and an online test.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
You are working in agriculture and horticulture production and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised.

Level 3
You are working in agriculture and horticulture production and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to work safely in a range of roles in horticulture and agriculture production.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need qualified assessors - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the resource requirements for assessment and delivery, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

There are no eligibility requirements but candidates are expected to have experience of working in agricultural and horticultural production.

Level 2

This level is ideal if you are working in agriculture and horticulture production and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised.

To earn this qualification, you must complete one mandatory unit, Safe Working in the Land-Based Sector.

For more information on units and requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to work safely in a range of roles in horticulture and agriculture production.

Level 2 Award in Safe Working in Agriculture and Production Horticulture (0279-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2017

Level 2 Award in Safe Working in Agriculture and Production Horticulture

  • Accreditation No: 500/7689/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 23 - 23 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

This level is ideal if you are working in agriculture and horticulture production and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision.

To earn this qualification, you must complete two mandatory units:

  • Principles of Controlling Risks to Health and Safety in the Land-Based sector
  • Controlling Risks to Health and Safety in the Land-Based sector.

For more information on units and requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to work safely in a range of roles in horticulture and agriculture production.

Level 3 Award in Controlling risks to Health and Safety in Agriculture and Production Horticulture (0279-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2017

Level 3 Award in Controlling risks to Health and Safety in Agriculture and Production Horticulture

  • Accreditation No: 500/7686/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 40 - 40 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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