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Animal care, equine and countryside - BTEC Diploma in Agriculture Level 2 test 2 at Kirklees College, Huddersfield Centre

Course description

There is demand for trained, skilled and motivated young people to enter the agriculture industry.

There is an emphasis on combining traditional skills with modern technology/ legislation and emerging techniques. The course integrates practical experience with theory lessons both on & off farm and some work experience.

You will gain experience in a range of agricultural skills through theory and practical sessions on the farm. Practical experience will be gained through a range of stock tasks, as well as being given an opportunity to select, prepare and show animals/visit shows and exhibitions.

You may then choose to either progress to a Level 3 Diploma courses or move into employment.


Course content

         Units include

  • WRE
  • Environmental & Land Based Business
  • Intro to Farm Animal Production
  • Intro to Sheep Husbandry
  • Intro to Dairy & Beef Cattle Husbandry
  • Participate in Providing Estate Maintenance

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs with the following grades: English 3 and maths at 2 or above, and 2 other GCSEs grade 3 or above.


Course work/practical competence

Future opportunities

Progression onto level 3/employment

Further information
01484 437070

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 18 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September


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    • The award-winning eco-friendly Taylor Hill Centre houses the college's animal care and countryside management courses.

      The £1.6m development features a turf roof, wind turbine and solar wall.

      The centre has a tropical butterfly habitat, beehives, extensive outdoor facilities and wildlife ponds.