Agriculture Level 3 (Conv) Extended Diploma at Northumberland College
This level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture is a qualification aimed at providing you with a range of practical skills and knowledge. This will help you to seek employment or progress into further training within the Agricultural Industry.
The learner will need to complete 18 or 19 units (depending on which ones are selected) to successfully gain this qualification. The qualification covers a range of topics. The units that everyone is required to take are: - Business Management - Anatomy & Physiology - Plant and Soil Science - Investigative Project - Work Experience There are optional units which allow you to pick areas of interest, including: - Livestock Production - Agricultural Crop Production - Grassland Management - Livestock Breeding and Nutrition - Farm Habitat Management - Agricultural Crop Handling and Storage - Principles of Inheritance and Genetic Manipulation The period of work experience will allow you to gain first hand experience of working on a farm
Yes, you will need to have four GCSEs including, Maths and or English and preferably two sciences and one other all at grade C or above, or a level 2 qualification in an related subject. The recommended entry requirements are the level 2 Certificate, Extended Certificate or Diploma in Agriculture and/or previous practical experience within an agricultural environment
Your progress will be assessed by a range of stimulating methods including written assignments, practical assessments/ observations, presentations, group work and identification tests.
The qualification allows you to progress into employment. You might progress into the following roles: - Farmer - Assistant Farm Manager (Livestock) - Assistant Farm Manager (Crops) - Stockperson - Herdsman - Farm Secretary - Livestock Technician You can go on to study subjects such as: Agriculture Foundation Degree BSc
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northumberland College directly.