Agriculture Crops & Livestock

Agriculture Crops & Livestock

Course list

  • Level 1 Rural Pathways Diploma in Land-Based Studies in Agriculture
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Agriculture
  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate/Diploma/Extended Diploma in Agriculture
  • Level 3 Kirkley Hall Shepherding Course
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Agriculture
  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Agriculture
  • Foundation Degree in Agriculture
  • BA (Hons) Degree in Agriculture (Top-up)
  • Range of NPTC courses relating to Agriculture

Course Levels

1 2 3 4 5 6

Agriculture & Shepherding at Kirkley Hall Campus website

Agriculture & Shepherding at Kirkley Hall Campus

The grounds at Kirkley Hall and at Carlcroft, our hill farm in the Cheviot Hills will give you hands-on experience and expertise in managing a large, varied and historic estate. As part of our £10m campus upgrade, our new workshops have three agricultural machinery bays, a range of specialist equipment, arboriculture workshops and state-of-the-art analysis software and tools where students will learn how to maintain and use machinery.

Our two farms are working farms where agriculture students can gain hands-on experience of managing livestock and arable crops. Our cattle consist of a 50+ commercial suckler herd, a small pedigree herd of
Aberdeen Angus, 1000 Blackface, Mule and Texel breed sheep as well as poultry.

There is a full range of farm machinery and equipment which we continuously update to ensure students are learning on the latest industry standards.

Workplace preparation is a vital part of our courses with opportunities for work experience and work-related activities.
Courses have clear progression routes from Level 1 through to BA (Hons) Degree.

Agriculture at Kirkley Hall

Kirkley Hall Campus

Agriculture, Crops and Livestock Animal Care and Management Countryside Management and Gamekeeping Equine Care and Management Floristry Forestry and Arboriculture Horticulture, Landscaping and Sports Turf Land Based Engineering


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