Safe Working in Agriculture and Production Horticulture (0279)

Last Updated: 19 May 2022
This qualification aims 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.  
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales – please check QiW website for available funding
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

This award 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.

The qualification covers 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.

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 this qualification 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


Level 2 Award in Safe Working in Agriculture and Production Horticulture (0279-02)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

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: 30 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £59.40 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

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Interested in delivering this qualification?

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