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Agriculture Level 1 Diploma at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

Our Level One Diploma in Agriculture and Environment is the ideal course if you are keen to learn more about Agriculture and the Countryside. 

The Level One course is designed to help you become more confident in your learning. As well as improving your skills with livestock, equipment and estate maintenance you will spend time improving your English and Maths too. To help prepare you for further study or work, you will also develop your skills of working in a group and meeting deadlines.

Highlights of the course include:

Teaching from our caring and expert tutors

The chance to develop your practical skills on our 230 hectare commercial farm and estate

The opportunity to get involved with lambing

The opportunity to progress  onto the Level Two Diploma in Agriculture

Course content

* Subject to change

Safe and Effective Working Practices 

In this unit students will learn the importance of wearing personal protective equipment, how to maintain a safe working environment and who to report any accidents or injuries to.

Develop Performance in Landbased Industries

This unit teaches students how to work as a team and helps develop their personal performance.

Industrial Experience in Landbased Industries

Students will learn how to follow simple instructions to complete a task and carry out routine activities under supervision.

Use, Transport and Assist with Maintenance of Tools and Equipment

Students will be taught how to use, maintain and transport tools and equipment.

Assist with Maintaining Health and Well-being of Animals

Students will learn how to care for animals and treat them when they are unwell or in the event of an emergency.
Assist with the Repair and Maintenance of Structures in the Countryside 

Learners will learn how to repair fencing and a gate or stile. 

Carry out Tractor Operations

Students will be taught to prepare and operate tractors and trailers, compiling a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their achievements. It will include marking checklists, assignments, photographs and witness testimonies.

Introduction to Wildlife and Conservation

Students will learn how to recognise a range of habitats and recognise the links between plants and animals.

Entry requirements

You can apply through our website using the 'Apply now' button on the right hand side of the page. You will need to access the full version of our website to do this, it is not available on the smart phone app.

After applying, you will be invited to an informal interview with a member of the department. They will assess your suitability and answer any questions you have about the course.


There will be assignments and tests for all modules.  In addition, practicals will be assessed by observation and oral questions.  The assessment for Functional Skills will be an externally marked online examination.  There is a compulsory online test for the Safe and Effective Working Practices module.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you may wish to seek employment in farming or continue with your study on a course such as the Level Two Diploma in Agriculture offered at Warwickshire College.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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