Is it for me?

This course is suitable for you should you wish to progress into a career in agricultural and environmental inspection.

What will I learn?

This course will teach you key environmental issues, general understanding of agricultural operations, interpretation of strip maps, reportable diseases, field drainage - principles, types of system, and drain types. The course also covers farm/pipeline fencing, topsoil strip, excavation and drain making, backfill, civilisation and ripping, reinstatement, and reporting. You will also be taught about 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, and the Badgers Act 1992.




What else should I know?

Fee does not include the exam fee.

Candidates MUST bring:

  • 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

Important information regarding the new BGAS-CSWIP scheme

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

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