Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture


The programme gives you the experience, knowledge and qualifications necessary for a wide range of responsible posts in the agricultural industry. If you are flexible, enjoy working with livestock, crops and machinery and wish to progress to a career at supervisory and management level, then this is the course for you!

A balance between practical and theory sessions, gives you a real insight into the everyday work within industry and here on the college farm. As well as this, there are
duties where you become a member of the farm team and work with them on a variety of tasks be it dairy, sheep, arable or estate work. You will enjoy trips and visits as well as visits from guest speakers which will keep you up-to-date with industry changes. A work experience day is built into the course to further enhance your employability skills.
This qualification gives you the opportunity to study a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge that build upon the core skills of safe working
practices in farming, livestock husbandry, crop production and operating agricultural machinery as well as business skills. You can then learn further specialist skills such as farm livestock health and nutrition,
agricultural workshop practices, forage crop production or farm habitat management, be his on practical, a visit, with guest speakers or at shows.

City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma 1080 in Agriculture

Two years

Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.
Study options may include:
• Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agriculture
• Agriculture Foundation Degree
• BSc (Hons) Agriculture
Employment options may include:
• Assistant herdsperson/stockperson
• Agricultural technician
• Apprentice in a farm business

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Course Costs
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)
Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please refer to page 14 for more details or telephone 01691 688029 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.

What does this subject include?

Topics you will cover include:

  • Farm Animal Science
  • Machinery Operations
  • Sheep Production
  • Beef Production
  • All-terrain Vehicle & Rough Terrain Telescopic Forklift
  • Diversification in Farming

What is the structure of the course?

All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level.

What are the entry requirements?

  • Some practical farming experience or an interest in agriculture
  • Be at least 16 years of age at the beginning of the course
  • Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture
  • 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above
  • An appropriate NVQ Level 2 programme
  • A mature student demonstrating commitment to the course

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