Agriculture Diploma Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

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 apprenticeships and the Level 3 Diploma to further develop your skills and knowledge.

This qualification incorporates a wide range of agricultural activities such as working with livestock and operating machinery.

The course consists of six main areas of study:

  • Undertake work related experience in the land-based industries
  • Environmental and land-based business
  • Introduction to farm animal production
  • Introduction to land-based machinery operations
  • Introduction to animal and plant husbandry
  • Introduction to grass and forage crop production

Assessment Methods

Assessment is through coursework in the form of written assignments, presentations and practical work. The industry and organisations module is assessed externally.

Progression Options

You could progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture (Mechanisation/Livestock) or Apprenticeship in Agriculture. Alternatively, you could find full-time employment in the industry.

Course Summary

Course Title Agriculture Diploma Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need at least five GCSEs in the A* to E or 9 to 2 range
including English, or an appropriate Level 1 qualification. Entry will also be
subject to a successful interview.

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The farm is really impressive with a dairy herd, sheep and pigs. I enjoy being treated fairly and like an adult, and the staff have helped me become a better person and progress with my studies.

Elliot Larkham

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