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Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture at North Shropshire College - NSC

Course description

The course consists of the following units:

  • Work-Related Experience in the Land-based Industries
  • Environmental and Land-based Business
  • Introduction to Crop Production
  • Introduction to Land-based Machinery Operations
  • Participation in Providing Estate Maintenance
  • Introduction to Farm Animal Production

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE?

A ‘hands-on’ programme which provides a foundation of knowledge and practical skills needed for work in the changing world of agriculture.  It incorporates essential work experience to help you progress to employment or further study.

 

Course content

The course consists of the following units:

  • Work-Related Experience in the Land-based Industries
  • Environmental and Land-based Business
  • Introduction to Crop Production
  • Introduction to Land-based Machinery Operations
  • Participation in Providing Estate Maintenance
  • Introduction to Farm Animal Production

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE?

A ‘hands-on’ programme which provides a foundation of knowledge and practical skills needed for work in the changing world of agriculture.  It incorporates essential work experience to help you progress to employment or further study.

 

Entry requirements

You should have an interest in Agriculture and be at least 16 years of age at the beginning of the course and ideally have one of the following:-

  • 5 GCSE’s grades at 2/3 or above
  • NVQ Level 1
  • Foundation GNVQ

Successful college interview.

Assessment

Academic and practical progress is assessed throughout the course in a variety of ways including group work, presentations, assignments and practicals and as you complete each unit you are building up the qualification as you go along.  Early morning farm duties are also part of this course.

Financial information

May be extra costs for study tours/visits.

Students are also given the opportunity to take legislative tests through our rural skills centre i.e. pesticides, tractor driving, etc.  Prices are available upon request.

Exam/tuition fees for mature students

(You may be able to get help with the costs from the College’s Learner Support Fund. More details are available from the Student Services team)

Please contact our Student Finance Officer - Penny Jones - on 01691 688029.

Future opportunities

You can progress on to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture (Subsidiary/90 Credit/Extended).

Further information

Please contact our Walford Campus direct on 01939 262100.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Shropshire College - NSC directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2016
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