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Agriculture Level 3 Extended Diploma at Bicton College

Course description

This programme is viewed by the industry as a key stage in the education and training of those seeking a management career with responsibility for a farm or agricultural unit. It combines agricultural knowledge, practical skills and management expertise.

The course also provides an effective alternative to A-levels, and will allow you to progress to higher education programmes opening up a wide range of career opportunities in agriculture and related industries.

Course content

Students will study a wide range of units spanning key aspects of agriculture including:

  • Animal husbandry, production and science
  • Crop production and science
  • Environmental and conservation management
  • Farm business management
  • The maintenance and operation of agricultural machinery

Functional Skills

You will also gain nationally recognised Functional Skills qualifications (English, Maths and ICT).

Entry requirements

It is essential that your Initial Assessment results show that you are working at Level 2. You will also need to have achieved 4 GCSEs at grades A–C, including English Language, Maths and two Sciences or equivalent.

Future opportunities

Candidates who have completed an Extended Diploma in Agriculture will have the opportunity to progress to Foundation Degrees and Honours Degree programmes. See our University Level online course guide for further information on what Bicton College can offer in these areas.

Those entering the agriculture industry might, for example, work at crafts person level or as unit supervisors, with a view to progressing to assistant manager and ultimately managerial roles. Others may take employment with the allied industries, offering advice on farm supplies or on the marketing of finished produce.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bicton College directly.

Last updated date: 08 February 2016

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