<p>Our two-year Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture is a specialist qualification for those who have a clear vision of their future career and wish to specialise in Crop production and or Livestock Management.</p> <p>If you already have experience of farming and aspire to reach your full potential, this innovative course could be the perfect stepping stone to the career you desire. As a WCG student you will not only be trained as an expert in all practical areas of farming; you will also leave equipped with valuable underpinning knowledge in science and business which is highly sought after by employers.</p> <p>You can further improve your employability skills by undertaking work experience. Whether you strive to use your unique skills working on the management team of your dream employer, or to establish your own enterprise as an entrepreneur, the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture is the perfect platform to launch your career in the agriculture sector.</p> <p><strong>Highlights of the course include: </strong></p> <ul> <li>High quality tuition and learning materials provided by our expert tutors.</li> <li>The opportunity to get involved with the practical activities throughout the farming year on the 230 hectare commercial college farm.</li> <li>Highly regarded in its own right, the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture is accepted as an entry to Higher Education as an alternative to A levels with sufficient grades allowing students to progress to Degree level.</li> </ul>
|Qualification name||Diploma in Agriculture|
|Awarding organisation||City & Guilds of London Institute|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||5th September 2022|
5 x GCSE's Grade 4 (C) or above to include English Language, Maths and Science
<ul> <li>Animal Anatomy and Physiology</li> <li>Grassland Management</li> <li>Agricultural Environments</li> <li>Plant and soil Science</li> <li>Land-based Machinery</li> <li>Animal Health</li> <li>Machinery Operations</li> <li>Work placement</li> <li>Business planning and management</li> <li>Estate Skills</li> <li>Agricultural Forage Crop Production</li> <li>Sheep, Beef and dairy Production</li> </ul>
There will be assignments and tests for all modules. In addition, practicals will be assessed by observation and oral questions. Work experience is an important component of this course and will be undertaken throughout the course.
On successful completion of this course you could continue with your studies at a higher level such as progression on to Higher Education. Alternatively you may find employment in supervisory positions on farm units as a sheep flock manager or dairy herd manager. You may also wish to seek employment within ancillary industries in sales and research.