East Durham College

C&G Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agriculture

East Durham College
In Durham

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Important information

Typology A Level
Location Durham
Duration 2 Years
  • A Level
  • Durham
  • Duration:
    2 Years

Job opportunities after this course:
This qualification gives you the opportunity to learn about and build on the essentials of working in farming such as safe working practices in farming, livestock husbandry and crop production, plant and soil science, estate skills and operating agricultural machinery as well as business skills. A specific route will be chosen to specialise in either livestock, arable or farm mechanisation.
Students choosing the livestock option will go to study subjects such as farm livestock health and nutrition, pollution and waste control management, business improvement and farm animal science, plus you will learn about specialist dairy, beef, sheep, pig or poultry production. You will also study further topics such as grassland management or farm habitat management. This would be for you if you really enjoy the aspects of farming relating to animals and their husbandry and production. If you chose the arable option, then you will learn those skills that are particularly important for working with agricultural crops such as pollution and waste control management, business improvement, agricultural spreaders and sprayers plus further subjects such as forage crop production, grassland management, harvesting, storage and marketing of root crops, field vegetable production and combinable crop production.
For the farm mechanisation pathway, you will focus on the agricultural machinery side. You will learn about land-based power units and workshop practice, plus you will study further topics such as repairing compression-ignition engines, mechanical power transmission systems, spark-ignition (petrol) engines, cultivation, planting and application machinery and harvesting machinery.
Centres and providers work with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training. Employers will provide demonstrations and talks on the industry and where possible work placements will also be provided by the employers ....

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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:
Progressing from a Level 2 Diploma requires a minimum of an overall Merit and be competent at tractor driving. Good attendance from previous year is also required.
Direct entry requires a minimum of 5 x GCSE's at Grade 4+ including maths, English and science and two other subjects. Basic livestock knowledge and tractor driving skills are required for this course.

What you'll learn on the course

Business Improvement

Course programme

Overview of the course:

It is a full time two year study programme allowing learners to develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the agriculture sector. Sessions will consist of practical and theory taught sessions. Basic skills are required and industry experience is an advantage. Maths and English will be to be studied alongside the programme.


Health and Safety, Livestock, Machinery, Arable, Grassland, Estate Maintenance and Bio-security

Additional information

Further study options after this course:
In livestock pathway :Herdsperson, Shepherd, Dairyman, Contractor (livestock), Assistant Poultry Unit Manager. In arable pathway : Contractor (crops), Agricultural technician, Assistant head tractor driver, Fixed plant manager, Sprayer operator In farm mechanisation pathway : Machinery technician, Farm mechanic. Foundation Degree

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