Agriculture Crops & Livestock
Agriculture BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
These are a suite of level 3 qualifications which can be studied in a variety of combinations to allow flexibility and to help you to develop your practical and farm management skills.
The courses are at the same level, but the number of subjects studied can vary.
Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma: you complete 6 subjects to study over one year
Level 3 Diploma: This is a top-up of the Subsidiary diploma which allows you onto a second year place. You complete 12 subject areas to study
Level 3 Extended Diploma: you complete all 18 subject areas to study over a 3 year period
Designed for people with some experience of the industry. The course covers many aspects of modern agriculture and allows you to develop your skills in a supportive and practical environment on the College’s large and varied estate that includes modern examples of extensive and intensive farming practices.
The second year is crucial as it gives you the opportunity to gain employment experience whilst developing and learning new skills. Many students choose to work abroad during this year in Australia and New Zealand or other countries where the College has employment links.
The course equips you with the necessary skills for taking responsibility as your career develops.
Throughout the course, there is an opportunity to gain additional qualifications which are essential for work on modern arable and mixed farms. These include certificates in Rough Terrain Fork Lift Truck Use, PA1 & PA2 Sprayer Certificates and many more to add to your qualification base.