Agriculture

Introduction

Course Title: Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture
Course Code: AG202

Department: Agriculture
Course Type: Full time



This course provides the practical skills and knowledge that will help you gain employment in agriculture. You will acquire a wide range of knowledge, practical skills and industry experience from both your studies and work experience on a local farm. The course includes husbandry of crops, livestock, estate skills, farm machinery operation and maintenance.

Employment prospects for qualified and experienced young people with the right attitude are excellent as the industry is experiencing a skills shortage. The course is specially designed to develop practical skills and produce students who are able to operate machinery and look after livestock and crops to a high standard.

Overview

Qualification

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture

Course Content

Farm animal production
Forage crop production
Estate maintenance
Land-based machinery operation (including tractor driving)
Environmental and land-based business
Work-related experience

Additional qualifications that are available (subject to satisfactory attendance and completion of assignments) including the City & Guilds (NPTC) Certificate of Competence in Tractor Driving and Related Operations. First Aid and Manual Handling are also taught. Much of the training towards these qualifications is included within the course and in most cases only assessment fees need to be paid by students wishing to achieve these additional qualifications.

Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above, including English and maths OR successful completion of a Level 1 Diploma in a relevant vocational subject and working towards Level 1 Functional Skills. Some farming experience before commencing the course is essential, as is the ability to cope with written work.

Next Steps

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture Intermediate Apprenticeship in Agriculture

Career Opportunities

Tractor driver Herdsperson/Shepherd General farm worker Agricultural technician Working for an agricultural contractor Harvest worker Assistant dairy person