Agriculture Level 3 Extended Diploma at Writtle University College
This course introduces students to working with livestock, machinery and crops; the programme provides a more advanced background to the agricultural industry and demonstrates the variety of different career paths that exist. This course is designed to provide you with a broad base of agricultural knowledge, science, husbandry and practical skills required by the industry today.
The following titles are the modules you will complete whilst on programme;
Year One (Subsidiary)
- Understand Principles of Plant Science
- Understand Principles of Soil Science
- Undertake Estate Skills
- Undertake Agricultural Crop Production
- Undertaking Root Crop & Field Veg Production
- Understand and Carry Out Farm Livestock Husbandry
- Undertaking Land-Based Workshop Practice
- Undertaking Land-based Machinery Operations
- Participate in Business Planning and Improvement in the Land-based Sector
- Undertake and Review Work related Experience in the Land-based Industries (Part 1)
Year Two (Extended)
- Undertake an Investigative Project in the Land-based Sector
- Undertake and Review Work related Experience in the Land-based Industries (Part 2)
- Business Management in the Land-based Sector
- Understanding Principles of Land-based Machinery
- Undertake Agricultural Livestock Production
- Understand and Use Agricultural Spreaders & Sprayers
- Mechanised Agricultural Crop Handling and Storage
- Undertaking Specialised Land-Based Workshop Practices
- Understand Grassland Management
- Animal Health
Five GCSE's at a grade C or above to include English, Mathematics and Science, as well as a satisfactory school/employer reference. However, alternative qualifications or experience will be considered on application. A keen interest in agriculture is crucial, with relevant practical experience preferred. You must also be able to demonstrate suitable levels of numeracy and literacy.
Modules are assessed using a wide variety of methods including practical observation, oral questioning, multiple choice questions, written assessments, open book exams and formal written assessments.
Students who wish to progress onto a higher course at Writtle College such as a Foundation or Honours degree will need to achieve high grades throughout the course and a satisfactory reference from the course manager.Employment opportunities
You may be suitable for employment as a trainee assistant farm manager, agricultural contracting or as a general farm worker.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Writtle University College directly.