This course will provide you with the required foundation skills and knowledge needed to progress into the agriculture industry.
While studying with us, you will gain first-hand farming experience working within our certified organic Forty Hall Farm, and Mudchute Farm, a commercial city farm. You will develop the practical skills and knowledge required for a career in the agricultural industry. You will obtain real-world experience and learn hands-on skills that include, providing high welfare for livestock species, operating farm machinery and harvesting crops. While studying, you will also visit local arable farms for further insight into the industry.
You will learn
- Crop establishment
- Farm animal production
- Land-based machinery operations
- Work experience within the land-based sector
- Business studies
- Estate skills
BTEC Technical Diploma in Agriculture – Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL) Reference: 60319070
At least three GCSEs at grade 3 and above (D and above) including English and Maths or a Pass in Level 1 Functional Skills. Relevant prior learning or experience. Enthusiasm for working outdoors. Before you start your course, if you are aged between 16 and 18 years, you will be required to attend a fun and practical two-day preparation workshop where you will meet your tutors and other students on your course. Further details will be provided at the point of an offer being made.
Successful completion of this course will allow progression onto our Agriculture (Farm Management) Advanced Diploma (Level 3). You will also be able to gain entry into the industry as a farm hand, tractor driver and other assistant-level positions.
This is a full-time course. If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 at the start of this course, your tuition, exams and materials fees will be paid for you in full as long as you meet some basic criteria for UK residence. Find out more on our Fees and Funding page. If you are eligible, you can also apply for support with travel and other costs through our bursary process. Further information will be provided when you enrol.
If you are aged 19 or over on the day your course starts, you may be entitled to help with tuition fees for some courses. If you are in receipt of employment benefits, have a low income, or are studying towards your first substantial qualification, you may be entitled to free tuition. You will need to pay a materials fee if applicable to your course. Find further information about help with tuition fees on our Fees and Funding page.
Please note that fees for September 2023 have not yet been finalised, and are subject to a small increase. Applicants will be notified of final course fees before enrolling.