Course Title: Level 2 Certificate in Agriculture
Course Code: AG220

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.



Level 2 Technical Certificate in Agriculture

Course Content

Health and Safety for Land-based Industries
Agricultural Power Units and Machinery Operation
Crop Husbandry
Farm animal production
Farm Estate maintenance
Physiology of Plants and Animals

Additional qualifications that are available (subject to satisfactory attendance and completion of assignments) include 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

4 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
General farm worker
Agricultural technician
Working for an agricultural contractor
Harvest worker
Assistant dairy person