The Horticultural Trades Association is promoting the new Agriculture, Land Management, and Production T Level which have opened enrolment.
Technical Levels, introduced in 2020, are equivalent to three A levels. They include 80% classroom-based learning and 20% industry placement, allowing for nine weeks of practical experience, as 56.6% of job seekers identify their main barrier to employment as a lack of work experience.
The two-year course offers 16-19-year-olds a range of occupational specialisms: livestock production, crop production, horticulture, land-based engineering, trees and woodlands, or floristry.
They cover sustainability, climate change impact, health and safety, business management, professional responsibilities, attitudes, and behaviours.
Enrolment is now available at several colleges and will continue until 1 November.
Alex Jenkins, learning & development manager at the Horticultural Trades Association, says: “I am thrilled to witness the launch of these new T Levels and to follow the progress of the first students entering our industry.”