Full Time BTEC First Diploma in Agriculture

Craven College
In Skipton

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Important information

Typology BTEC
Location Skipton
Duration 1 Year
  • BTEC
  • Skipton
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

There have been many changes in farming practice over the last few years. Current entrants to the industry need up to date, relevant expertise to respond to the challenges of diversiï¬ýcation into conservation, food production and mechanisation.

Important information

Government funding available

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Skipton
Auction Mart, BD23 1UX, North Yorkshire, England
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Starts On request
Location
Skipton
Auction Mart, BD23 1UX, North Yorkshire, England
See map

Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

GCSEs at grades D-G A commitment to and an interest in agriculture Interview

Course programme


BTEC First Diploma in Agriculture
Level Two | The Centre for Rural and Equine Studies | Full-Time

Course Description
There have been many changes in farming practice over the last few years. Current entrants to the industry need up to date, relevant expertise to respond to the challenges of diversi�cation into conservation, food production and mechanisation. This course combines a balance of practical, theory and work experience for those who are intending or considering working in dairy, beef or sheep farming. This one year programme of study provides an excellent introduction to agriculture and the land based sector, and allows progression to Level 3 courses either at Craven College or elsewhere.

Course Content
Units studied include:
  • Agriculture Industry and Organisations
  • Conservation and Improvement of British Habitats
  • Introduction to Animal and Plant Husbandry
  • Introduction to Land-Based Workshop Practice
  • Land-Based Machinery Operation
  • Practical Land-Based Skills
  • Work related experience in Agriculture
  • Key Skills

Opportunity may be given to achieve certi�cates in
  • Chainsaw Work
  • Application of Pesticides
  • ATV Handling
  • Tractor Driving and Basic Stockmanship


Career Progression
Further Education
Employment as assistants with stock, machinery, tractors
Self-employment

Is this course available as evening study? No

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