Do you want a qualification that could help you gain your dream career? You will follow an academic led course offering a practical and theoretical insight into the various aspects of Agriculture.
This course starts in September
Level 3 Extended Diploma
Overview & Modules
You will gain a combination of practical skills and knowledge to further your career in the industry or higher education. There is a strong emphasis on practical training and applied knowledge throughout the course which is combined with lectures, field trips, guest speakers and visits.
Beef and sheep production
Grass and forage crop production
Plant and soil science
Breeding and nutrition
Farm business management
Many sessions are delivered on working farms in the area where you will put into practice the knowledge gained in ‘real farm’ environments.
You will also develop a number of skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include scenario based assignments, practical assessments, case studies, presentations and continual class assessment.
You will be advised of opportunities to gain practical proficiency certificates (NPTC, LANTRA) in areas such as chainsaw use, brush cutter strimmer, and tractor driving.
5 GCSEs at grade C or above, preferably including English and Maths (equivalent qualifications are accepted including a Merit at Level 2).
Continue your studies
Successful completion of Year 1 will enable you to achieve the Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Agriculture.
Progress to Year 2, to achieve the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture. This qualification can lead to direct employment in the industry.
Upon successful completion of the Level 3 Extended Diploma, progress to the HND Agriculture which is delivered at Pencoed Campus.
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