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Agriculture - City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate at Myerscough College

Course description

The Level 2 Technical Certificate is an excellent introductory course for students wishing to further their knowledge of agriculture. It is extremely popular with school leavers and students progressing from the Level 1 Diploma in
Land-Based Studies. The course provides practical knowledge and experience, combining this with an academic study of the principles of the subject. It gives students a broad understanding of livestock and arable farming, with a view to progressing to one of our Level 3 Diploma courses, or to start work in the industry.

Course content

Students undertake two core units which cover environmental and land-based business (finance, marketing and business analysis) and a work experience module within the agriculture industry. Additional units provide an overview of the agriculture
sector, focusing on animal and plant biology, animal husbandry and production, practical land-based estate skills (fencing, hedgelaying, walling and grounds maintenance) and land-based machinery and tractor operations.
In addition to obtaining the Technical Certificate qualification, students may also have the opportunity to undertake supplementary awards that provide either industry-related or personal development skills.

Entry requirements

Students are normally aged 16 or over and have some level of achievement in GCSE or relevant Further Education qualifications and have gained a minimum of grade 3 (D) in two or more subjects, including English Language. In addition, some learning areas may apply specific agreed aptitude assessments.


A wide range of assessment methods are used during the course, to give all students
the opportunity to maximise their success.

Future opportunities

Progression to a Level 3 course in Agriculture.
Our courses in agriculture will help prepare you for a career in the industry, by combining relevant background skills with knowledge of livestock technology and business enterprise. The expertise of the agriculture team at Myerscough College reflects this. The team consists of agriculturalists with a range of specialisms, ecologists, conservationists and game specialists.

Past students have gone on to employment as general farm workers or farm managers, enterprise managers, shepherds and tractor drivers/contractors, agricultural advisers and herd managers. Many job opportunities also exist within the allied industries and students have progressed to work with feed companies, breeding companies, animal health specialists, finance specialists and machinery dealerships. 


Further information

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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