Coleg Sir Gâr Carmarthenshire College

Level 3 Agriculture

Coleg Sir Gâr Carmarthenshire College
In Carmarthen

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Typology Course
Location Carmarthen (Wales)
Duration 2 Years
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  • Carmarthen (Wales)
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    2 Years
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The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agricultures equivalent to `A` level standard and encompasses both practical and academic study.The course is packed full of practical skills training combined with lectures, field trips, visits and guest speakers.This course combines academic and vocational studies.  This Level 3 qualification is designed to meet the needs of learners who may wish to work within the agriculture industry or progress to further training or onto higher education in these or related subjects. It allows learners to develop underpinning knowledge whilst practicing skills that could be used within employment in the land based industry. The course includes a period of compulsory work experience undertaken in the first year. Learners will complete a 90 credit Diploma in year 1 and subject to satisfactory progress a 120 credit Diploma or 180 credit Extended Diploma in year 2. As part of the programme learners will also complete Essential Skills Communication, Application of Number and ICT. Opportunities will also be provided for GCSEs in English, Welsh  and Mathematics.          

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Jobs Well Road,, SA31 3HY, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Wales
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Jobs Well Road,, SA31 3HY, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Wales
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· Who is it intended for?

Progression and Employment: Successful completion of the Extended Diploma will qualify students for entry to Foundation Degree, Degree or work based learning level 4 courses in related subjects. This course also prepares students for the practical needs of the farming industry. There are numerous careers which this course could prepare students for: Farm Manager, Shepherd, Herdsperson, Shearer, Production and Distribution of Feeds and Seeds, Sales and Product Marketing, Welsh Government, Animal Health Officers, Nutritionist, Education and many more jobs involved in the food industry.


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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme

Programme Features:

  • A vocational course suited to well motivated practical farming students
  • The course covers all aspects of agriculture. This includes working with livestock, grassland, forage crops and machinery
  • It has UCAS points tariff and the top grade that could be achieved, a D*D*D* (triple distinction) is equivalent to 420 UCAS points
  • The campus has excellent modern teaching facilities and is sited on the college farm which makes access to practicals very easy
  • A caring committed tutorial team that ensures students happiness and success

Programme Content:

There are 9 units in the Level 3 (90 credit) Diploma qualification.

  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Animal anatomy and Physiology
  • Business Management
  • Manage agricultural environments
  • Animal Health
  • Livestock Husbandry
  • Grassland Production
  • Specialist Project study
  • Forage Crop Production

The second year units are:

Breeding and NutritionDairy ProductionBeef ProductionSheep ProductionBusiness Planning and ImprovementOrganic FarmingCrop ProductionEstate SkillsIndustry Experience

Additional information

Method of Assessment Knowledge and practical skills are assessed in a variety of ways including assignments, end of unit tests, case studies, practical and oral assessments. Whilst on placement students are also required to collect witness testimonies from their employer.

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