Agriculture Extended Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course develops knowledge across a range of agricultural topics including livestock management, mechanisation and crop production. Throughout this course, you will develop a working knowledge and understanding of business management, science and agricultural innovations to prepare you for a career within agriculture.

Topics could include:

  • Professional working responsibilities
  • Plant and soil science
  • Contemporary issues in land-based sectors
  • Work experience
  • Estate skills
  • Land-based machinery operations
  • Managing activities for agricultural enterprises
  • Agricultural business improvements
  • Farm livestock husbandry
  • Grass and forage crop production
  • Sheep and dairy production
  • Land-based workshop practices
  • Selecting and managing land-based machinery

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through assignments, written tests/exams and practical assessments.

Progression Options

On completion, you could progress to the Foundation Degree in Agricultural Management at University Centre Somerset or an alternative university or find employment in a managerial role within the industry.

Course Summary

Course Title Agriculture Extended Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range including English and Maths, or to have completed a Level 2 qualification in agriculture (or equivalent) at Merit grade with GCSE English and Maths. Entry is also subject to a successful interview.

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I love the farm duties and working with the animals. It's brilliant here. I've made lots of friends, gained in confidence and now have knowledge of all areas of farming.

Josie Dowding

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