First Diploma Agriculture

Reaseheath College
In Nantwich

Price on request
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Important information

Typology Vocational qualification
Location Nantwich
Duration 1 Year
  • Vocational qualification
  • Nantwich
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

An excellent introduction to agriculture, this course is ideal for people who want to learn but don't have the practical experience. You will learn to handle and care for different farm animals - but you don't have to get up early to do college farm work experience!

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Nantwich
Reaseheath, CW5 6DF, Cheshire, England
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Starts On request
Location
Nantwich
Reaseheath, CW5 6DF, Cheshire, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

Some practical farm experience A combination of C/D/E grades at GCSE level (or equivalent) or A Foundation course in Agriculture and Countryside

Course programme

First Diploma Agriculture

Introduction
An excellent introduction to agriculture, this course is ideal for people who want to learn but don't have the practical experience. You will learn to handle and care for different farm animals - but you don't have to get up early to do college farm work experience!

About the course
The First Diploma in Agriculture is a one year practical-based course, giving students grounding in the wide aspects of farming. The course has a good balance between theory in the classroom and practical sessions.
The course also includes UK study tours, visits and external speakers.

The course includes
  • Agriculture industry and organisation
  • Introduction to animal and plant husbandry
  • Farm animal production
  • Introduction to the principles of land based machinery
  • Agricultural crop production
  • Work related experience in agriculture
  • Functional skills in Maths, English or ICT


Length of the course
  • 1 year

What qualifications will I gain?
  • First Diploma in Agriculture
  • Additional training is provided in a number of disciplines and students can work towards one of the NPTC qualifications below:
    - All Terrain Vehicle
    - Tractor Driving
    - Veterinary Medicine Certificate
    - Transportation of Livestock Certificate
  • Functional skills in Maths, English or ICT

Course options after this programme
  • Apprenticeships
  • National Diploma in Agriculture
  • Advanced National Certificate in Agriculture

Career options
  • Assistant herdsperson
  • Tractor Driver
  • Shepherd
  • Pig Keeper



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