BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Agriculture (Part-Time)

Coleg Sir Gâr Carmarthenshire College
In Llanelli (Wales)

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Typology A Level
Location Llanelli (Wales)
Start Different dates available
  • A Level
  • Llanelli (Wales)
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Three units are taught in the first year which leads to a Certificate in Agriculture qualification.  The course covers aspects of livestock management, grassland management and the basic principles of plant and soil science.  It is taught one day a week for one year.  The course is mainly classroom based and includes lectures, guest speakers, case studies and farm visits.  Good use is made of the college farm. Successful completion of the first year means the students can progress to the second year, to obtain a further 3 units which leads to a Subsidiary Diploma (6 units).  The Certificate is equivalent to one AS level and the Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to one A level. 

Where and when
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Sandy Road, Pwll, SA15 4DN, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Wales
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Starts Different dates available
Sandy Road, Pwll, SA15 4DN, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Wales
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

4 GCSEs at grades A* - C or a Level 2 qualification in land based studies.

Mature students may be considered without any formal qualifications, but they must have a basic grounding in agriculture and pass an interview.


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Access to HE : Science

mike burgess
4.0 01/09/2016
What I would highlight: the lecturers are all (now, see below) really good, they are approachable, suportive and clear in their delivery and expectations of you. The venue (graig campus in Llanelli) is fairly modern and there are plenty of facilities for such a small campus This includes starbucks, costa, a gym, a cash machine, study areas, a library and plenty of computers.
What could be improved: There was an issue with one of the lecturers not been available due to an accident and we were chopping and changing, having three lecturers in the first seven weeks It was sorted eventually though.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

FullTime Access to Higher Education (Humanities)

dave coley
4.0 07/06/2010
What I would highlight: Not one for the faint hearted or people who "dont know what else to do so i might as well go to college"... You have to be prepared for a serious amount of workload, many many hours of study and commitment to finishing the course. You will struggle if you think that this course can be done easily, you must go into it with your eyes open and be prepared to work hard. On the up side, finishing the course and gaining that all important offer for uni was worth all the hard work. The staff at Llanelli are on the whole very good, one or two exceptions made the course harder than it needed to be but that might be down to myself not liking their teaching methods so personal opinion . Essay writing will become second nature to you and the ability to research effectivly is another skill i have aquired. Remember...this course is hard work, we had a 66% drop out of students who couldn't complete for one reason or another.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

FullTime BTEC National Diploma in 3D Design (Interior Design)

Luke Thomas
5.0 01/09/2002
What I would highlight: Fantastic course with very enthusiastic lecturers which lead me to further education and a successful career in the interior / architectural field. This course is a great foundation for this industry! Learnt many aspects involved within interior design whand had opportunities to go to exhibition
What could be improved: Nothing bad to say. Was very happy with the course, teachers and modules!
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

What you'll learn on the course

Part Time
IT Management

Course programme

  • Part-time one day a week over one year or two years (depending on units gained)
  • You can farm and study at the same time
  • Students enjoy the relevance and practical nature of the lectures
  • Equivalent to AS and A level
  • Excellent well qualified teaching team
  • Caring supporting learning environment

The course will develop skills required for you to manage your own enterprise or to be employed on other farms. Its part-time nature means that practical experience and a portfolio of skills can be gathered alongside the course, working on your home or other farms.

Additional information

The main method of assessment is by written and oral assessments.  Assignments, case studies, reports and powerpoint presentations can be used to demonstrate knowledge. There may also be end of unit tests.  The skills assessment will be college or farm based.  Witness testimonies can also be used as evidence.

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