Full time First Diploma in Agriculture AG001

Kingston Maurward College
In Dorchester

£499
+ VAT
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Important information

Typology Vocational qualification
Location Dorchester
Duration 34 Weeks
  • Vocational qualification
  • Dorchester
  • Duration:
    34 Weeks
Description

An ideal introduction for school leavers who seek a career in agriculture and the countryside. The First Diploma provides the practical skills and knowledge that will help students gain employment in the industry. Students acquire a wide range of knowledge, practical skills and industry experience from both their studies and their work experience within a local business.

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Dorchester
DT2 8PY, Dorset, England
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Starts On request
Location
Dorchester
DT2 8PY, Dorset, England
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Course programme


First Diploma in Agriculture AG001
QualificationBTEC First Diploma in Agriculture
Qualification Level
Level : 2
What do these levels mean?

Duration :3 days/week for 34 weeks (full time)

Times :3 days / week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Dates :7.09.09 - 2.07.10

Run by : Agriculture Department.
Tutor : Tim Stephens

Awarding Body
Edexcel BTEC

Is it right for me?
An ideal introduction for school leavers who seek a career in agriculture and the countryside. The First Diploma provides the practical skills and knowledge that will help students gain employment in the industry. Students acquire a wide range of knowledge, practical skills and industry experience from both their studies and their work experience within a local business. The course includes husbandry of crops and livestock, estate skills and machinery operation.

What qualifications will I need?
Interest and enthusiasm in farming and the countryside and the ability to cope with written work. English and Maths GCSEs at Grade D.

What will I be learning about?
The course consists of the following six units:
  • Farm Animal Production
  • Agricultural Crop Production
  • Practical Land'based Skills
  • Land'based Machinery Operation
  • Industry and Organisations
  • Work Related Experience

Key Skills in Numeracy, Communications and IT will also be developed ' the level will depend upon your qualifications at entry. Completion of a First Diploma is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grades A* to C. Additional qualifications include NPTC Certificate of Competence in Tractor Driving and Related Operations. First Aid and Manual Handling are also taught.

What is involved?
Study at Kingston Maurward College 3 days per week and undertake work experience within a local farming business 2 days per week. The course is delivered by lectures, practical instruction, demonstration and visits. Approximately half the time in College involves practical work.

Where will it take me?
A practical career in farming or an allied industry. Progression is usually onto Work Based Learning (Apprenticeships) or the National Certificate / Diploma in Agriculture .

What else does the course include?
  • Certificate of Competence in Tractor Driving and Related Operations
  • NVQ Level 1 Land based Operations

What materials are required?
Outdoor clothing, overalls, waterproofs, steel toe cap safety boots, calculator, basic stationery. Tetanus protection is recommended.

What is next?
National Certificate / Diploma in Agriculture or Work Based Learning (Apprenticeships).

How will I be assessed?
Assignments, practical tests and observation of performance.

How much will it cost?
£499

Full Time Further Education
Your learning is FREE if you are a UK or EU student, aged under 19 years on 31st August in the academic year you start your course.

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