Agriculture

BTEC Level 3

Study mode Full time
Location Moulton
Level Level 3
Start date Sep 2020
Duration 1 year

The Agriculture Industry is one of continuous development and innovation. If working with the land, plant and crop cultivation, livestock care and farm management interests you then this course will set you on track to start your career in Agriculture.

Our Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Agriculture students have access to an exciting range of specialist resources at the College, with over 440 hectares of farmed estate on a range of soil types our fully equipped workshops have a range of machinery including tractors, forklifts and all-terrain vehicles. Guided by our expert staff and guest lecturers you’ll use our extensive farmed estate to develop your knowledge in farm management and diversification.

As part of your course you will undertake commercial experience, where you will learn and develop practical skills that will be vital for your future in agriculture and farm management.

This course will provide you with extensive knowledge of farm management and diversification. You will learn vital livestock husbandry and crop production skills as well as an in depth look at the anatomy and physiology of the animals in your keep. We will provide you with excellent plant and soil science to ensure your crops remain healthy. You will also learn how to maintain working farming machinery and you will have to complete work experience at a relevant organisation or farm.

This is a full time course taking place on three to gour days per week from 9am - 4:30pm. There will be a mix of practical and theoretical work which are split into 1 hour - 2 hour lessons.

Vocational and professional qualifications are taught through college based theory and practical lessons with further learning and understanding developed via directed self-study. Assessment consists of internally set coursework and assignments, although some professional and vocational qualifications may require the achievement of externally set assessments.

You could progress to university studies or employment as a farmer, agronomist, farm manager, livestock producer, dairyman, herdsman, agricultural insurance broker, agricultural machinery sales agent, agricultural machinery operator or contractor! There are so many career opportunities!

Four GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C), including English, maths and science.

The facilities you'll be using

No other college in the UK can rival the world class facilities we have at Moulton College.

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Extensive Estate

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Livestock

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Agricultural Machinery

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