City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agriculture
Principles of health and safety
Undertake and review work related experience in the land-based industries
Land-based industry machinery operations
Agricultural crop production
Plant and soil science
Undertake estate skills
Business management in the land-based sector
Land based power units
Forage crop production
You will be able to select one of three pathways:
Additional qualifications are available (subject to satisfactory attendance and completion of assignments). They will include City & Guilds (NPTC) Tractor Driving and Related Operations, C&G Level 2 Award in Safe Working in Agriculture, First Aid, Manual Handling, Telehandlers, PA1/2, ATVs, Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines and Animal Transport. In most cases only assessment fees need to be paid by students wishing to achieve these additional qualifications.
Students will also be given the opportunity to develop their practical skills on the College farm, which will include weekend and early morning duties.
The second year of the course includes a week long study tour to Europe.
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.
FdSc Applied Agricultural Science
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
Dates & Fees
|Start Date||End Date||Start Time||End Time||Mode of Attendance||Days of the Week||No of sessions|
|02-Sep-19||25-Jun-21||9.15 a.m.||4.45 p.m.||Full time||Yr1 Mon - Wed, Yr2 Wed - Fri||70|
|Total Fee Full Cost||Total Fee 19-23||Total Fee 24+|
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.
Basic Stationery; Calculator, Pens, paper and lever arch files Suitable Outdoor Clothing - The clothing must be suitable for environment, weather and time of year Protective Overalls Steel Toe Capped Work Boots Steel Toe Capped Wellington Boots Hi-vis yellow vest AEL Uniform (polo shirt and sweat shirt) Tetanus protection is recommended All protective equipment will be inspected by the Course Manager
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