City & Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture
During Year 1 you will complete all 12 units from the Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture.
In Year 2, you will complete these additional units: - Business management -Livestock breeding and nutrition -Managing agricultural environments -Agricultural spreaders and sprayers -Grassland management -Pig production OR Principles of land-based machinery.
The second year of the course also offers the opportunity to achieve further additional qualifications such as Telehandlers, PA1/2, ATVs, Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines and Animal Transport. Much of the training for 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.
The second year of the course includes a week long study tour to Europe.
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 that are able to operate machinery and look after livestock to a high standard, and who also have the technical and management knowledge required for a successful career.
4 GSCEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths and preferably a Science OR a relevant Level 2 Diploma at Distinction level, OR a Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Agriculture with good levels of Maths and English.
Mature students lacking formal qualifications will also be considered. Enthusiasm, relevant practical experience and the ability to cope with written work is required.
Progression to the second year of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture is dependent upon successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture.
Kingston Maurward Level 4 Agricultural Management Programme
Level 4 BASIS Foundation Award in Agronomy
Other part-time courses in Agriculture.
Foundation Degree or Degree
Farmer, Tractor Driver, Herdsperson / Shepherd, General Farm Worker, Agricultural / Horticultural Technician, Farm Secretary, Agricultural Contractor, Farm Foreman, Herd Manager, Farm Manager / Assistant Farm Manager, plus many other career opportunities in allied industries.