Agriculture Level 3 (Conversion) Diploma at Northumberland College
This course is for anyone who would like to learn a broad range of agricultural subjects. It is a practical course covering livestock, machinery, estate, management and science.
You will study animal anatomy and physiology, undertaking estate skills, understanding agricultural forage crop production, undertaking land-based machinery operations, undertaking beef production, undertaking sheep production, undertaking an investigative project in the land based sector, understanding grassland management, undertaking and reviewing work related experience in the land based industries, business management in the land based sector, livestock breeding and nutrition and understanding and carrying out farm livestock husbandry.
You will need to have four GCSEs at C grade or above, including English and maths, an appropriate level 2.
Your progress will be assessed by assignments, practicals and occasionally short tests for each unit. Each unit has four outcomes that are assessed and an overall grade is given for the unit which can be pass, merit or distinction.
After completing the course you could progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma, or gain employment.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northumberland College directly.