Level 3 Agriculture

Coleg Sir Gâr Carmarthenshire College
In Llanelli (Wales)

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Typology A Level
Location Llanelli (Wales)
Start Different dates available
  • A Level
  • Llanelli (Wales)
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    Different dates available

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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Sandy Road, Pwll, SA15 4DN, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Wales
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Starts Different dates available
Sandy Road, Pwll, SA15 4DN, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Wales
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· Requirements

Four GCSE’s A* - C (to include Maths, English or Welsh) or a Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject plus one GCSE (A* - C) in either Mathematics, Welsh or English.


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Access to HE : Science

mike burgess
4.0 01/09/2016
What I would highlight: the lecturers are all (now, see below) really good, they are approachable, suportive and clear in their delivery and expectations of you. The venue (graig campus in Llanelli) is fairly modern and there are plenty of facilities for such a small campus This includes starbucks, costa, a gym, a cash machine, study areas, a library and plenty of computers.
What could be improved: There was an issue with one of the lecturers not been available due to an accident and we were chopping and changing, having three lecturers in the first seven weeks It was sorted eventually though.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

FullTime Access to Higher Education (Humanities)

dave coley
4.0 07/06/2010
What I would highlight: Not one for the faint hearted or people who "dont know what else to do so i might as well go to college"... You have to be prepared for a serious amount of workload, many many hours of study and commitment to finishing the course. You will struggle if you think that this course can be done easily, you must go into it with your eyes open and be prepared to work hard. On the up side, finishing the course and gaining that all important offer for uni was worth all the hard work. The staff at Llanelli are on the whole very good, one or two exceptions made the course harder than it needed to be but that might be down to myself not liking their teaching methods so personal opinion . Essay writing will become second nature to you and the ability to research effectivly is another skill i have aquired. Remember...this course is hard work, we had a 66% drop out of students who couldn't complete for one reason or another.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

FullTime BTEC National Diploma in 3D Design (Interior Design)

Luke Thomas
5.0 01/09/2002
What I would highlight: Fantastic course with very enthusiastic lecturers which lead me to further education and a successful career in the interior / architectural field. This course is a great foundation for this industry! Learnt many aspects involved within interior design whand had opportunities to go to exhibition
What could be improved: Nothing bad to say. Was very happy with the course, teachers and modules!
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

What you'll learn on the course

Skills and Training

Course programme

  • 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

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.

Additional information

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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