Agriculture level 2

Wiltshire College
In Wiltshire

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Location Wiltshire
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Description

2. Course description This course will give you foundation knowledge and skills in growing crops, working with a beef herd, pig and sheep production units and in our dairy, driving tractors and using other agricultural machinery.You will also learn about grassland and forage production, caring for farm animals, maintaining agricultural machinery and operating a successful farm business.The college farm enterprises include sheep, dairy, pigs, beef and arable cropping, and as an agriculture student you will be involved in them all. These valuable learning resources provide students with opportunities to gain practical experience, within an agricultural setting.The course also includes a minimum of 200 hours of work experience with a relevant employer to help develop your practical skills.You don't need to have a farming background to study on this course, anybody with an interest in starting a career in agriculture will find this course beneficial!

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Wiltshire
Wiltshire, England
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Wiltshire
Wiltshire, England
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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme

3. Entry requirements 4 GCSEs at grade D including English, Maths and preferably Science or equivalent (or successful completion of relevant subject at Level 1)A good referenceA satisfactory interview 4. Equipment required Some visits are an integral part of this course, for example to agricultural shows and exhibitions. Students will be asked to contribute to the cost of these events.You will also be required to supply your own protective clothing, i.e. overalls, gloves, safety wellington boots or steel toe-capped work boots. 5. Assessment method You may choose to work on your assignments at home, though some study periods are timetabled into the college day.The final qualification will be BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture.

Additional information

1. Qualification detail Qualification name Diploma in Agriculture (QCF) Awarding organisation City and Guilds Land Based Services (Formerly NPTC) Course type Full time Course start date 01 September 2017 Additional pricing information To be confirmed Funding information Advanced Learner Loans available Attendance pattern Daytime/working hours

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