Livestock T Level - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This exciting and challenging programme focuses on the development of the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to progress into a successful career within the agricultural industry. You will develop a broad range of highly technical skills and knowledge which will equip you for a career in a progressive and developing industry.

Topics may include:

  • Livestock husbandry
  • Land-based machinery operations
  • Dairy production
  • Grass and forage crop production
  • Animal health and nutrition
  • Pollution and waste control
  • Farm animal science
  • Specialist project
  • Business management.

Assessment Methods

This is carried out through a variety of methods including exams, practical projects set by employers, assignments, case studies, presentations and externally examined coursework tasks. You may need to compile a portfolio of evidence to present at the end of the course for assessment purposes. This qualification includes a mixture of classroom learning, practical skill development and on-the job experience during an industry placement of at least 315 to 420 hours across the two years.

Progression Options

Following the successful completion of the T Level, you could find skilled employment in a variety of roles within the agricultural industry. Alternatively, you could progress to study a university level course at University Centre Somerset or secure a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship.

Course Summary

Course Title Livestock T Level
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range with grade 4 in English and maths, and a keen interest in the topic. Entry is subject to a successful interview. If you have not achieved the required grades to start a T Level, you could complete a tailored transition programme designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to progress.

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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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