Candidates who wish to progress into a career in agricultural and environmental inspection.
Key environmental issues; general understanding of agricultural operations; interpretation of strip maps; reportable diseases; field drainage - principles, types of system, drain types; farm/pipeline fencing; topsoil strip; excavation and drain making; backfill; civilisation and ripping; reinstatement; reporting. BS 8010; P10; MAFF: Soil Code; MAFF: Code of Good Practice for the Protection of Water; MAFF: Preventing the Spread of Plant and Animal Diseases; Badgers Act 1992.
Candidates MUST bring:
Important information regarding the new BGAS-CSWIP scheme
- 2 passport sized photographs
- a valid eyesight certificate from a doctor or an optician showing satisfactory eyesight for near vision, permitting reading a minimum of Times Roman N5, or equivalent type and size letters, at not less than 300mm on a standard test chart for near vision, in at least one eye, corrected or uncorrected. Candidates will be required to have had a colour perception assessment by the Ishihara 24 plate test or equivalent.
- a completed application form and full examination fee
The minimum duration for industrial experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is 3 months, showing knowledge of environmental protection and agricultural operations.
For more information on the BGAS-CSWIP scheme, please view the BGAS-CSWIP scheme document