Course Title: Level 3 – Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agriculture (1080)
Course Code: AG217

Department: Agriculture
Course Type: Full time

This qualification is highly respected within the farming community and is suitable for both school leavers and mature students. It is designed to provide you with a very wide range of specialist technical practical skills and detailed knowledge and understanding which will equip you to seek a diverse range of employment opportunities, or to further learning and training within the agricultural industry.

This qualification gives you the opportunity to learn about and build on the essentials of working in farming such as safe working practices in farming, livestock husbandry and crop production, plant and soil science, estate skills and operating agricultural machinery as well as business skills. In your first year you will complete the units for the Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture. In your second year you specialise in either livestock, arable or farm mechanisation (subject to numbers).

You will have the opportunity to work with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training. Employers will provide demonstrations and talks on the industry and where possible work placements will also be provided by the employers. This practical based training is ideal preparation for gaining employment in the agricultural industry or progression to specialist further study, including a range of degree courses. Employment prospects for qualified and experienced young people with the right attitude are excellent as the industry is experiencing a skills shortage.


Course Content

City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agriculture

Next Steps

4 GSCEs at grade 4/C or above, including English and maths and science OR a relevant Level 2 Certificate at Distinction level, OR an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Agriculture with good levels of English and maths. Mature students lacking formal qualifications will also be considered. Enthusiasm, relevant practical experience and the ability to cope with written work is required.

Career Opportunities

FdSc Applied Agricultural Science

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
07-Sep-20 24-Jun-22 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time Yr1 Mon - Wed, Yr2 Wed - Fri 210
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Additional Costs

Study tour in second year: approx. £500 Assessment fees for some additional qualifications - usually between £80 and £150 per qualification for certificates of competence. For some additional qualifications a contribution towards the cost of training may also be required.

Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

Email us

Materials Required

Herdsperson/Shepherd/Dairyman Agricultural contractor Assistant poultry unit manager Trainee agronomist Agricultural technician Fixed plant manager Sprayer operator Machinery technician Farm mechanic Dairy worker Farm trader Grain store worker Skilled tractor drivers Farm business secretary Lecturer in agriculture Skilled arable operator Estate maintenance Dairy manager Agricultural sales Land maintenance


If we have added any additional images specific to this course they will be displayed below. If no images are found, then this tab will be empty.