Agriculture Crops & Livestock
BTEC Level 3 in Agriculture
This new qualification has been developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies. It identifies knowledge, understanding and technical skills that employers will need from you entering the sector in the coming years.
As well as direct entry to employment, this qualification will prepare you for higher study of a specialist degree or BTEC Higher National Diploma. This route gives you the opportunity to enter the sector at a higher level, or in a more specialist role. No prior study of the sector is needed but you will have a range of achievement at Level 2, in GCSEs or equivalent qualifications.
There are three main forms of assessment to be aware of: external, internal and synoptic.
Work experience forms a large part of the study programme with learners needing to complete over 300 hours off-site work experience. This has to be undertaken in an area related area to your main qualification and learners are expected to secure this prior to commencing the course if possible.