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Coleg Sir Gâr Carmarthenshire College

BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Agriculture (Part-Time)

Coleg Sir Gâr Carmarthenshire College
In Llanelli ()

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Typology A Level
  • A Level

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. 

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· 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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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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