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Level 3 Yearlong Traineeship in Regenerative Land Based Systems

The Apricot Centre @Huxham's Cross Farm
Education is in Apricot Centre, traineeship is at a chosen farm placement in Devon

Posted: 6 Sep 2023

Deadline: 7 Oct 2023

Compensation: *Traineeship: pays £75-100 / week trainee allowance + accommodation + vegbag

Unpaid Traineeship Volunteer Full-time


Job description

Free for participants, made possible by South Hams District Council, West Devon Borough Council and the generous co-operation of host placement farms, and certified by Crossfields Institute, the Apricot Centre @Huxhams Cross Farm presents the Level 3 Yearlong Traineeship in Regenerative Land-Based Systems to help people transition into, or upgrade their skills in, the world of regenerative farming.

Our traineeship offers an authentic opportunity on a working farm or woodland, or with a food producer alongside a FREE level 3 qualification in Regenerative land Based Systems and a Permaculture Design Certificate Qualification.

The level 3 qualification is Ofqual-regulated and awarded by Crossfields Institute. The Permaculture Design Certificate is awarded by Permaculture Association.

Designed for people 18+, we welcome applications from all diverse backgrounds and life experiences. You will need to have previous qualification of GCSE grade D or above or equivalent. (If you are unable to meet this requirement please contact to discuss alternatives)



  • Work in regenerative farming or small holding type settings;

  • Work in post-harvest roles such as food processing in regenerative food products;

  • Work in community supported agriculture or the circular food economy;

  • Work in regenerative land based systems;

  • Progress into higher education courses such as our Level 4 Regenerative Food Systems (starting January 2025); BSc in Regenerative Farming and Food systems at Schumacher College and other degrees in Agriculture and Rural Studies.

More information on our website:

Application information

Please fill out the application form accessible on our website at or directly on this link: We will be in touch for a short interview as part of the process, and both applicants and chosen hosts will have a chance to get to know each other. Part of the application is selecting which host placement farms an applicant would like to be placed with, so make sure to check out the descriptions on the website. With any questions, please feel free to email us on

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About The Apricot Centre @Huxham's Cross Farm

The Apricot Centre CIC @Huxhams Cross Farm is nestled in the heart of Dartington. We are a 35 acre organic and Biodynamic farm and CSA that grows a variety of fruit, vegetables and cut flowers, with a small herd of cattle and pigs, as well as offering a wellbeing service and nature connection activities. We are also an education centre, offering officially accredited Level 2, 3 and 4 courses and traineeships in organic regenerative agriculture, as well as permaculture and biodynamics trainings.