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About this provider

DART was founded in 1999 to meet growing demand for work based training in land based industries. We have now expanded geographically & continue to provide high quality training within Agriculture, Animal Care, Horticulture, Trees and Timber, Veterinary Nursing & Conservation. We work closely with Government funding agencies, City and Guilds and the apprenticeship service to provide high quality apprenticeships that are valued by both employers & apprentices. We offer training across East Midlands with opportunities in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire & South Yorkshire. There are many benefits in choosing DART for your apprentice; work based learning, the ability to start at any time of the year, specialist training days, expert advice and one-to-one sessions for apprentices that require additional support.

What employers are saying

Based on 10 reviews from employers that work with this training provider.

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Overall rating from October 2018 to now

  • Excellent 2 out of 10 reviews
  • Good 7 out of 10 reviews
  • Poor 1 out of 10 reviews
  • Very poor 0 out of 10 reviews


  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (6)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (4)
  • Getting new apprentices started (3)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (3)
  • Communication with employers (2)
  • Improving apprentice skills (2)
  • Adapting to my needs (1)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (1)

Things to improve

  • Communication with employers (4)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (4)
  • Adapting to my needs (1)
  • Getting new apprentices started (1)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (1)

16 Apprenticeships offered

Apprenticeship Type Level View details
Agricultural Business Management Framework 4 Details
Agriculture Framework 2 Details
Agriculture Framework 3 Details
Animal Care Framework 2 Details
Animal Care Framework 3 Details
Animal Care and Welfare Assistant Standard 2 Details
Crop Technician Standard 3 Details
Golf greenkeeper Standard 2 Details
Horticulture Framework 2 Details
Horticulture Framework 3 Details
Horticulture and Landscape Operative Standard 2 Details
Local Environmental Services Framework 2 Details
Sports turf operative Standard 2 Details
Stockperson (beef, pigs, sheep, dairy) Standard 2 Details
Trees and Timber Framework 2 Details
Trees and Timber Framework 3 Details

Contact details

Phone number:
01332 794910

Annual survey results

Employer satisfaction:
Learner satisfaction:
Source: FE Choices

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Explain levels

Apprenticeships are set at different levels of difficulty from the equivalent of GCSE (level 2) up to postgraduate (level 7)

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