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Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 year Level 3 Full-Time Kirkley Hall Campus Full-time Vocational Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

This Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture is aimed at providing you with a range of practical skills and knowledge. This will help you to seek employment or progress into further training within the Agricultural industry.

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade 4-9 including Maths, English and Science. Or a relevant Level 2 qualification previous practical experience within an agricultural environment.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

Your progress will be assessed by a range of stimulating methods including written assignments, practical assessments/ observations, presentations, group work and identification tests.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

The course runs for 3 days per week over 2 Years.

Providing you with a range of practical skills and knowledge, this course will help you to seek employment or progress into further training within the Agricultural Industry.

The qualification covers a range of topics. The units that are mandatory are: Business Management, Anatomy and Physiology, Plant and Soil Science, Investigative Project, Work Experience.
There are optional units which allow you to pick areas of interest, including: Livestock Production, Agricultural Crop Production, Grassland Management, Livestock Breeding and Nutrition, Farm Habitat Management, Agricultural Crop Handling and Storage, Principles of Inheritance and Genetic Manipulation.
The period of work experience will allow you to gain first-hand experience of working on a farm.

What’s next?

You can progress into employment in agriculture industry or to university study.
You might progress into the following roles: Farmer, Assistant Farm Manager (Livestock), Assistant Farm Manager (Crops), Stockperson, Herdsman, Farm Secretary, Livestock Technician.

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