East Durham College

      C&G Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture

      East Durham College
      In Durham

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      Important information

      Typology A Level
      Location Durham
      Duration 1 Year
      • A Level
      • Durham
      • Duration:
        1 Year

      Job opportunities after this course:
      Following successful completion of this course you may gain employment in the land-based sector as a farmer, general farm worker, shepherd/shepherdess, farm machinery technician, a retail assistant in an agricultural merchant or a herdsperson. Further on in your career development you may consider being an agricultural engineer or an agricultural machinery driver.

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      East Durham College, DH1 3SG, Durham, England
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      East Durham College, DH1 3SG, Durham, England
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      · Requirements

      Entry requirements:
      Direct Entry: 3 x GCSEs at Grade 3 or above including Maths, English and Science.
      Progressive entry: Level 1 in a land-based subject and a minimum of Entry 3 maths and English. Attendance at 85%+ for previous year and satisfactory standards of behaviour.

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      Course programme

      Overview of the course:

      You will cover a mixture of theory and practical topics that are taught on the Houghall estate. The Houghall estate comprises a mix of grassland, woodland and arable land and houses a variety of sheep, pigs, cows and chickens which you will work with during your time on the college course.

      Your study programme timetable will consist of the following vital elements: maths and English, agriculture units (listed below), tutorial and work experience. Depending on your previous qualifications in maths and English, you will study either functional skills or GCSE.

      Work experience is a vital element of the course and you will spend 4 weeks with an employer enabling you to experience working within the agricultural industry.


      Units & topics covered in the course include;

      (201) Work Experience
      (202) Land-Based Business
      (204) Farm animal production
      (206) Land based machinery
      (208) Tractor driving
      (210) Grass and forage crop production
      (216) Estate Maintenance and safe working on farms

      Please note individual units are subject to change.

      Additional information

      Further study options after this course:
      Progression options following successful completion of this course may enable you to progress into an apprenticeship in agriculture or a level 3 course in a related subject such as animal care.

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