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Level 3 Diplomas In Agriculture

Agriculture and Sustainability
Agriculture and Sustainability
Agriculture and Sustainability

Combining the study of livestock, crops and machinery with practical training sessions and work on the College farms, students gain valuable experience, which significantly improves employability. Within the qualification, there is work experience (which includes doing early morning duties), learning about animal and plant sciences, and how these relate to the Agricultural industries.

Course Duration:

Full Time

College Attendance:

Extended Diploma - 2 years.

90 Credit - 1 year.

5 days a week, 34 weeks per year plus work experience.

Campus

Hadlow Campus

Course Content:

Year 1 Extended Diploma and 90 Credit

  • Understand Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Understand the Principles of Plant Science
  • Understand the Principles of Soil Science
  • Undertake and review work-related experience in the land based industries
  • Business Management in the Land Based Sector
  • Undertake Agricultural Crop Production
  • Undertake Estate Skills
  • Undertaking Land Based Machinery Operations
  • Understand and Promote Animal Health
  • Undertaking Pig Production
  • Undertaking Sheep Production
  • Functional skills/GCSE - English and Maths

Year 2 Extended Diploma

  • Undertake and Investigative Project in the Land Based Sector
  • Undertake and Review Work related Experience in the Land Based Industries
  • Undertake Land Based workshop practice
  • Understand Grassland Management
  • Understanding Livestock Breeding and Nutrition
  • Manage Agricultural Environments
  • Undertake Dairy Production
  • Undertake Beef Production
  • Business Management in the Land Based Sector

Assessment Method:

Students will be assessed throughout the course using assignments, projects, practical tests and external assessments.

Entry Requirements:

180 Credit Diploma
Minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A*- C / 9 - 4 or equivalent (Level 2 Diploma at Merit), which must include GCSEs in English AND maths A*- C / 9 – 4 Grade

90 Credit Diploma
Minimum of 4 GCSEs A*- C / 9 - 4 Grade or equivalent (Level 2 Diploma at Merit), which must include GCSE in English OR maths A*- C / 9 – 4 Grade
- Progression route: 180 Credit Diploma level 3

Additional Experience:

Students should have a keen interest in the subject.

Progression Routes:

Extended Diploma
Successful students can progress into higher education or into employment.

90 Credit Diploma
Successful students can progress into the 2nd year of the Extended Diploma or into employment.

Additional Learning Opportunities:

Students may have the opportunity to undertake additional short qualifications as part of their course. These may include vocational qualifications in livestock husbandry and machinery. 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

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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