Derby College

Introductory Diploma in Agriculture: Site Broomfield Hall

Derby College
In Derby

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Typology BTEC
Location Derby
Duration 1 Year
  • BTEC
  • Derby
  • Duration:
    1 Year

Course Summary:
This course is a fascinating introduction to a career in agriculture, giving you the chance to gain skills in areas such as animal husbandry and estates maintenance. As well as learning about agriculture, you will develop your literacy and numeracy skills.
Entry requirements
You should have grades E-G at GCSE and a sound interest in the area of study. All applicants will be interviewed, will undertake an initial assessment in English and maths, and will be encouraged to present an example of current work.

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Broomfield Hall, Morley, Ilkeston, DE7 6DN, Derbyshire, England
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Broomfield Hall, Morley, Ilkeston, DE7 6DN, Derbyshire, England
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Course programme

Course Content: You will work towards a Health and Safety Certificate as well as Functional Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and IT. You will also complete an additional qualification in Employability and Personal Development. Your units of study could include: Use safe and effective working practices in land-based industries Develop performance in land-based industries Use transport and assist with maintenance of tools and equipment Assist with the care of animals Assist with the movement, handling and accommodation of animals Introduction to crop systems Carry out tractor operations How will I be assessed? Assessment will be via a series of practical tasks and questions. You will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence of your achievements throughout the course. Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required? You will need writing materials along with working clothes and steel toe-capped boots. You will also need to buy protective clothing and footwear for all practical activities. We will discuss this with you at your interview. What can I do after this course? Further Study If you do well in your studies, it may be possible to progress to a Level 2 Intermediate Diploma in Agriculture or related subjects. However, you must have a minimum of a Merit grade to progress to the Intermediate Diploma. Careers You could go directly into employment in a wide range of roles within the farming industry.

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