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Agriculture - Level 3 Extended Diploma (Edexcel) at HARTPURY COLLEGE

Course description

This advanced level course will give you an excellent grounding in agriculture and linked industries.

You’ll benefit from the excellent facilities on campus and get hands on experience working on Hartpury’s Home Farm. You’ll also complete a work placement as part of the course.

Hartpury is one of only a few colleges that offer this qualification with a work placement, meaning our highly employable students have gained valuable life skills as well as on-the-job experience. This course is also an excellent route in to degree level courses.

Course content

During your studies you will learn about all four livestock species; Beef, Sheep, Pigs and Dairy. To support your knowledge and skills you will be taught business management and how to improve your business in the land-based sector.

Arable and farm machinery modules are also taught in our CLAAS workshop. We have strong industry links that help us produce a well-rounded student with a firm grasp of the subject area.

Students will also study welding as part of their studies at Hartpury. If you wish to be registered at the end of the course for an industry recognised qualification Level 1 City and Guilds in Mig and Arc Welding, there will be a small registration fee of £75.00.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C or above, which must include English and a science based subject. 

Financial information

Students under 19 on 31 August 2015 are free (full time courses only). Examination fees for main qualifications are also free.

Students aged 19 to 23 may need to pay tuition fees.  We may be able to waive your fees if you are unemployed and receiving Jobseekers Allowance, studying your first full level 2 qualification or level 3 qualification.

Students aged 24 and over.  You may need to pay for your course.

Educational visits charge: An annual £65 fee is payable for all students and covers the cost of outside visits, special speakers and a contribution to the cost of administration.

Future opportunities

Our students have gone on to some fantastic careers in a wide range of industries and enjoyed some exceptional work placements all over the world, helping them open doors to their dream careers

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact HARTPURY COLLEGE directly.

Last updated date: 16 March 2016
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