Diploma in Agriculture Level 3 (Conversion)

Northumberland College
In Ponteland

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Typology Course
Location Ponteland
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You will need to have four GCSEs at C grade or above, including English and maths, an appropriate level 2. You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.At Northumberland College you will be treated as an individual and given opportunities to study subjects you may not have tried before, as well as opportunities to grow and develop so that you are prepared for your next steps, whether this is university or starting out in the first stage of your career.

Where and when
Starts Location
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Kirkley Hall, NE20 0AQ, Northumberland, England
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Starts On request
Kirkley Hall, NE20 0AQ, Northumberland, England
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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who would like to learn a broad range of agricultural subjects. It is a practical course covering livestock, machinery, estate, management and science.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

You will need to have four GCSEs at C grade or above, including English and maths, an appropriate level 2.

What will I study on the course?

You will study animal anatomy and physiology, undertaking estate skills, understanding agricultural forage crop production, undertaking land-based machinery operations, undertaking beef production, undertaking sheep production, undertaking an investigative project in the land based sector, understanding grassland management, undertaking and reviewing work related experience in the land based industries, business management in the land based sector, livestock breeding and nutrition and understanding and carrying out farm livestock husbandry.

How will my progress be assessed?

Your progress will be assessed by assignments, practicals and occasionally short tests for each unit. Each unit has four outcomes that are assessed and an overall grade is given for the unit which can be pass, merit or distinction.

Can I gain any extra qualifications while on the course?

It may be possible to undertake other practical qualifications while on the course.

What final qualification will I get if I am successful?

NPTC Diploma in Agriculture (QCF) Level 3

Next Steps

After completing the course you could progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma, or gain employment.

Can I receive any financial support whilst I am studying?

Many of our learners study for free with a "Fee Waiver" when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions or are aged between 16-18. If you are not entitled to a "Fee Waiver" you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 23 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 you will be able to apply for a 24+ Loan that cover all of your course costs. Higher Education learners are entitled to apply for HE Loans that cover the cost of tuition. In addition, depending on your chosen course of study and individual circumstances, you may be entitled to a maintenance loan.

Please note, from September 2016, anyone over 19 years of age can apply for a loan to cover all course fees for qualifying courses.

All learners can also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.

Please note for full cost courses funding may not be available.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email advice.centre@northland.ac.uk

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 330 660, email advice.centre@northland.ac.uk or drop in to one of our open events – dates are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available to certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

Download/Print Course Details Northumberland College has two main campuses at Ashington and Kirkley Hall and centres at Hexham and Berwick. We offer hundreds of full-time and part-time courses, work with students aged 14-18, mature students, higher education students and employers from numerous industry sectors.Our Ashington campus was opened in 1957 and is home to a wide range of subjects - all housed in specialist facilities including those for art and design, construction, engineering, sport, hospitality and beauty therapy. Our Kirkley Hall campus, in Ponteland, has a long established history as the main provider of land-based education and training in the region, stretching back more than 50 years. So if you want to study animal care, agriculture or horticulture, this campus will provide the perfect environment for you. Life at Northumberland College is about more than just studying; it's about meeting new people, enjoying new experiences, developing new skills and spending time with friends.

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