What will I learn?
This course will give you an insight into the modern agricultural industry through work placements, visits to local farms and estates and trips to events. Working on the College farmâ€™s dairy, sheep enterprise, arable and pig unit youâ€™ll also learn valuable skills and get the hands-on experience needed for employment. If necessary, weâ€™ll also work with you to improve your Maths and English.
â€¢ Livestock production – cattle, sheep and pigs
â€¢ Farm and estate maintenance
â€¢ Crop science and growth
â€¢ Machinery operations and maintenance
Four GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above including English and Maths/Level 1 in Agriculture with D/3 or Level 1 Skills in Maths and English.
What can I study next?
â€¢ Level 3 courses
â€¢ Level 2/Level 3 Agricultural Engineering
â€¢ Level 2/Level 3 Apprenticeship
- Tractor driver
- Stock-person working with cattle, sheep, pigs
- Contract farming
Optional additional qualifications
- NPTC Tractor Driving and Related Operations
- NPTC All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
- NPTC Rough Terrain Vehicles (RTVs)
- NPTC Operation of Rough Terrain Lift Trucks