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Who is the course for?
This broad-based course is designed to be a first step to a career in agriculture. It provides a good foundation so you can progress on to higher vocational qualifications related to the agricultural industry.
What does the course involve?
This practical-based course is designed to give you a good understanding of all aspects of agriculture and help you to secure a career in this fast-moving industry. It provides an excellent foundation so you can progress on to higher vocational qualifications related to the agricultural industry including the Level 3 T-Level and/or an apprenticeship to further develop your skills and knowledge.
The units of study may include:
Health and Safety
Physiology of Plants and Animals
Farm Livestock Production
Agricultural Machinery Operations
Farm Estate Maintenance
What makes this course special?
The College has its own 200-hectare commercial farm, which you will work on to develop your agricultural skills. During farm duties you will be developing your agricultural skills whilst assisting the farm staff in both the day-to-day operations as well as involvement with seasonal operations.
During the year you will visit relevant trade shows, commercial farms and attend talks by a range of industry experts.
Students learn using a variety of activities including group work, information gathering from sources outside College, use of periodicals, newspapers, oral presentations and peer group assessment.
During the course you will required to undertake at least 150 hours of practical work experience within the agricultural industry.
Assessment is through coursework in the form of written synoptic assignments, theory exams and a multiple-choice health and safety exam.
You could progress onto the T-Level in in Agriculture (Livestock) or an Apprenticeship in Agriculture.
|Level 2 Technical Certificate in Agriculture
You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 2 range including English and Maths or a Level 1 qualification. Course entry is subject to an initial assessment in English and Maths in order to determine the appropriate level of study, and a successful interview is required.
|You will attend College up to four days per week to receive the underpinning knowledge for the practical skills you learn at work.
It is brilliant here, I have made lots of friends and the tutors are excellent. I am a hands-on learner and sometimes find studying hard and need extra help. My tutors have been fantastic and are always willing to help me. I have gained confidence in myself during my course and now have knowledge of all areas of farming.
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