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Animal care, equine and countryside - BTEC Extended Diploma in Agriculture level 3 at Kirklees College, Huddersfield Centre

Course description

Learn a broad range of agricultural knowledge including science, husbandry and practical skills, all required by the industry.

Trips to farms and industry-related businesses will be planned plus a study tour.

The course includes:

• Anatomy and physiology

• Principles of plant and principles of soil

• Estate skills

• Undertake sheep production

• Undertake and carry out farm livestock husbandry

• Beef production

• Business in land-based sector

• Livestock breeding and nutrition

• Farm habitat management

• Crop production

You will also undertake a work placement. Free transport is provided to Carr Head Farm from Huddersfield Centre.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs with the following grades: English 4 and maths at 3 or above, and 3 other GCSEs grade 4 or above.


• Written assignments

• Presentations

• Practical work

Future opportunities

HNC Animal Management or other university level courses. Employment in animal care e.g. veterinary surgeries, laboratories, animal welfare organisations, wildlife centres, animal grooming or retail outlets.

Further information
01484 437070

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 05 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


  • More information
    • The award-winning eco-friendly Taylor Hill Centre houses the college's animal care and countryside management courses.

      The £1.6m development features a turf roof, wind turbine and solar wall.

      The centre has a tropical butterfly habitat, beehives, extensive outdoor facilities and wildlife ponds.