Agriculture Level 2
The programme includes a balance between the “hands-on” practical sessions and theory and will give you a real insight into the agriculture industry. Our working commercial farm will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills and undertake a range of farm duties with the team. Our farm includes a grass-based dairy system, 126 acres of arable land and a sheep flock. We run an extensive programme of trips and visits as well as running masterclasses with a wide range of industry specialists and guest speakers. In the spring term, you are required to complete an industry placement as part of your course to further enhance your employability skills and develop industry contacts.
This exciting and ever-changing industry needs talented, flexible people who are ready to take on a challenge. Over 70% of the jobs in the agricultural industry involve knowledge of animal or plant science and physiology, data management, engineering, technology, genetics and includes everything from running organic production systems to co-ordinating satellite GPS mapping with drones and robots. If you’re ambitious, there are National and International opportunities to progress in this industry.
Topics you will cover include:
- Health & Safety for the Land-based Industries
- Agricultural Power
- Unit & Machinery Operation
- Crop Husbandry
- Farm Animal Production
- Farm Estate Maintenance
- Physiology of Plants & Animals
All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level.
City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Agriculture
You should have an interest in agriculture and be at least 16 years of age at the beginning of the course and ideally have one of the following:
- A minimum of four GCSE passes at grade 2/3 or above (including maths and English) or a BTEC or City and Guilds Full Level 1 Diploma and equivalent maths and English supported by good references.
Progression routes shown are dependent on the successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.
Study options may include:
- The Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Agriculture
- An apprenticeship as a livestock or crop technician
Employment options may include:
- General Farm Worker
- Assistant herdsperson
- Assistant shepherd or shepherdess
- Agricultural Machinery Operator
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Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs,
Aged 16-18 years
There are no tuition or examination fees
Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course)
Tuition Fee £945 | Registration/Exam Fee £160
Additional Course Costs
The Additional Cost, payable to the College is: £60. You will be asked to pay this or to put arrangements in place to pay this, at enrolment. Additional Costs are incurred to support teaching, learning and assessment. This includes the use of specialist and/or industry standard equipment, visits, learning materials and resources. For this course, you must purchase personal equipment, costing approximately £120 to be used on your course. The College provides a list of items and suppliers and you purchase this equipment directly unless you are in receipt of a bursary.
You will need to purchase sufficient stationery. Courses that include work placements or work experience may incur travelling costs.We also offer a range of optional activities and visits outside of your course. These would be charged for separately and usually run subject to demand.