Agriculture

There is increasing awareness that farmers have an important role to play as custodians of the British countryside and wildlife. As well as providing the science and art of cultivating plants and livestock, agriculture is the backbone of our economic system within the UK. Agriculture provides food and raw materials, and a large percentage of employment opportunities.

Choose from our variety of agriculture courses, and earn the qualifications you need for a career cultivating the land, growing and harvesting crops and breeding and providing high standards of welfare to a range of livestock species.

You will study a multitude of topics, whilst gaining first-hand farming experience working at our certified organic Forty Hall Farm, as well as at Mudchute Farm, developing the practical skills and knowledge for progression to higher education or to start your career in the agriculture industry.

Did you know?

Agriculture is the single largest employer in the world, providing over 3.7 million jobs.

Farmers care for over 70% of Britain’s landscapes.

The UK food and farming industry is worth £122 billion to the national economy.

Careers

Our courses provide numerous career opportunities including roles such as:
  • Farm hand
  • Tractor driver
  • Agronomist
  • Farm manager
  • Feed nutritionist
  • Production grower
  • Dairy herd manager
  • Livestock geneticist

Facilities

You will study a multitude of topics, whilst gaining first-hand farming experience working at our certified organic Forty Hall Farm, as well as at Mudchute Farm which is run in partnership with our Mottingham Campus. Both farms are registered with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST), who support the breeding and welfare for rare breeds across the UK.
You will gain practical skills and experience in areas such as rearing livestock, operating farm machinery and harvesting crops, as well as visiting arable farms for further industry insights.

Samer's story

I am gaining a lot of good knowledge and the course is really informative which will help me run my own farm in the countryside one day. Samer is studying agriculture and wildlife management