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Agriculture – Level 1 Diploma at Sparsholt College

Course description

Working on the College farm’s sheep, dairy and pig units, you’ll learn valuable skills in a variety of farm tasks to help make you ready for employment.

Course content

You’ll be involved in tractor driving and working with modern machinery, livestock handling and daily work with cattle, sheep and pigs, as well as general farm maintenance.  We’ll also work with you to improve your Maths and English skills if necessary to increase your future course and career options.

Topics Covered

• Operating a tractor and equipment maintenance

• Husbandry and nutrition for cattle, sheep and pigs

• Planting and maintaining crops

• Farm skills development and practice

Entry requirements

You may be accepted directly after leaving school and previous experience is not essential. You’ll be expected to achieve GCSEs at grade E or above.

Future opportunities

• Level 2 Agriculture

• Apprenticeship in Agriculture

• Working with livestock on a farm

• Working on an arable farm

• Tractor driving

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 June 2016

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