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Level 2 Diploma In Agriculture

Agriculture and Sustainability
Agriculture and Sustainability
Agriculture and Sustainability

Useful for those requiring a basic knowledge of agriculture, students are trained on machinery and learn how to handle livestock (such as sheep and cows), crops, and ultimately how to work on a modern farm. You will benefit from a combination of lectures and practical farm sessions, all of which are designed to enhance future employability.

Course Duration:

Full Time

College Attendance:

1 year, 4 or 5 days a week

Campus

Hadlow Campus

Course Content:

  • Environment and land-based business
  • Introduction to crop establishment
  • Introduction to farm animal production
  • Introduction to land-based machinery operations
  • Participate in providing estate maintenance
  • Undertake work-related experience in the land-based industries
  • Functional skills/GCSE – English and Mathematics

Assessment Method:

Students will be assessed throughout the course using assignments, projects, practical tests and external assessments. Students are encouraged to relate theory to practice in all assessments.

Entry Requirements:

Minimum of 4 GCSEs C - D / 4 - 3 Grade or equivalent (Level 1 Diploma), which must include GCSE in English OR maths A - D / 9 – 3 Grade or equivalent.

Additional Experience:

Students should have a keen interest in the subject.

Progression Routes:

Successful students can progress to a L3 Diploma or straight into employment.

Additional Learning Opportunities:

Students may have the opportunity to undertake additional short vocational qualifications as part of their course. These are designed to support future careers.

Specialist Equipment Needed

In addition to standard college equipment, students will need steel toe-capped boots, wellington boots, waterproof clothing and a Hadlow College t-shirt and overalls.

Available Clothing

Agriculture Body Warmer

Agriculture Jacket

Agriculture Sweatshirt

Agriculture Polo Shirt

Agriculture Boiler Suit

Land-Based Technology Rugby Shirt

Land-Based Technology Sweatshirt

Land-Based Technology Polo Shirt

Land-Based Technology Boiler Suit

Resources

  • 270 hectare fully functioning commercial farm with an additional 40 hectares of grazing land
  • 130 cow award-winning dairy herd with fully functioning dairy unit
  • 600 breeding sheep producing prime butcher's lamb
  • 2 commercial farm shops
  • Intensively managed grass leys, pastures and forage crop
  • Maize, wheat, oilseed rape and other crops grown on a commercial basis
  • Beef unit
  • Laboratories for soil, plant, and animal science

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

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