What will I learn?
Working on the College farmâ€™s sheep, dairy and pig units, youâ€™ll learn valuable skills in a variety of farm tasks to help make you ready for employment. Youâ€™ll be involved in tractor driving and working with modern machinery, livestock handling and daily work with cattle, sheep and pigs, as well as general farm maintenance. Weâ€™ll also work with you to improve your Maths and English skills if necessary to increase your future course and career options.
â€˘ Operating a tractor and equipment maintenance
â€˘ Husbandry and feedingÂ for cattle, sheep and pigs
â€˘ Planting and maintaining crops
â€˘ Farm skills development and practice
You may be accepted directly after leaving school and previous experience is not essential. You’ll be expected to achieve GCSEs at grade D-E/3-1 or above.
What can I study next?
â€˘ Level 2 Agriculture
â€˘ Apprenticeship in Agriculture
- Working with livestock on a farm
- Working on an arable farm
- Tractor driving