Agriculture Crops & Livestock
Agriculture Diploma Level 2
This practical-based course is designed to give you a good understanding of all aspects of agriculture and help you to secure a career in this fast-moving industry. It provides an excellent foundation so you can progress on to higher vocational qualifications related to the agricultural industry including apprenticeships and the Level 3 Extended Diploma to further develop your skills and knowledge. This qualification incorporates a wide range of agricultural activities such as working with livestock and operating machinery.
The course consists of six main areas of study:
Introduction to working in land-based industries
Introduction to plant and soil science
Agriculture work placement
Machinery operations in agriculture
Grass and forage crop production
Farming and agricultural estate maintenance
The College has its own 200 hectare commercial farm, which you will work on to develop your agricultural skills. During farm duties you will be developing your agricultural skills whilst assisting the farm staff in both the day-to-day operations and seasonal operations.
During the year you will also visit relevant trade shows, commercial farms and attend talks by a range of industry experts.