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Level 3 Technical Qualification in Agriculture

Agriculture and Sustainability
Agriculture and Sustainability
Agriculture and Sustainability

This course has a mixture of practical and theory and is delivered making use of the excellent Agricultural facilities including farms, dairy and workshops.
Students are able to access a range of additional learning support, based on need and well supported through the use virtual learning resources. A range of employability skills will be developed whilst on the course including practical skills, communication, and land-based specific knowledge, and development of ICT skills. Students will also get the opportunity to carry out work experience on external placements.

Course Duration:

Full Time

College Attendance:

1 to 2 years, full-time

Campus

Hadlow Campus

Course Content:

Year 1

  • Animal anatomy and physiology
  • Principles of plant science
  • Principles of soil science
  • Work-related experience
  • Business management
  • Agricultural crop production
  • Estate skills
  • Land-based machinery operations
  • Animal health
  • Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths

Year 2

  • Pig production
  • Sheep production
  • Investigative project
  • Workshop practice
  • Grassland management
  • Livestock breeding and nutrition
  • Manage agricultural environments
  • Dairy production
  • Beef production
  • Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths

Assessment Method:

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

Entry Requirements:

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs grades A*-C / 9-4 or equivalent (Level 2 Diploma), which must include GCSEs in English AND maths A*-C / 9-4 Grade. For those students who achieve four GCSEs A*-C/9-4, there is the option of a 90 credit Diploma. Achievement of this at Merit or
Distinction will allow progression onto the second year.

Specialist Equipment Needed:

Steel toe-capped boots, wellington boots, waterproof clothing, Hadlow College t-shirt, jersey and overalls.

Progression Routes:

Completion of this qualification will allow you to progress onto Apprenticeships or a higher qualification including HND, BSc (Hons) International Agriculture or BSc (Hons) Agriculture at Hadlow College.

 

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 Sweatshirt

Agriculture Polo Shirt

Agriculture Boiler Suit

Land-Based Technology Polo Shirt

Land-Based Technology Boiler Suit

After meeting with, and chatting to, Jimmy Doherty I was persuaded to buy one of his books. It was all about how he’d originally entered the farming sector and how much fun it was for him. This inspired me to do the same and I started researching which colleges could help. Once I found out that there was a specialist land-based college, it made even more sense so, upon finishing my GCSEs at the Cornwallis Academy, I decided to enrol. The course offers both theoretical and practical studies. The practical side has really opened my eyes and given me the opportunity to do things I’ve never done before. There is also so much to do outside of the classroom with different activities and entertainment offered through the Student Services team. Personally, I really like the freedom and respect we’re shown by everyone; here we’re treated like adults unlike at school.

Simon Reid

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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