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Full-Time & A Level Courses

Agriculture L3 Advanced Technical Diploma

Level 3

Course code: F21D528
Type: Full Time, A Level & T Level > Full Time
Duration: 1 Year
Subject area: Agriculture
Location: Holme Lacy
Additional Costs - £185.00

This charge identified is applicable to learners aged 16-18 who qualify for funding. Learners aged 19+ will have to pay this charge and possibly tuition and exam fees. This will depend on the course and any prior qualifications. For further information, please refer to the fees page of our website

* Fees are chargeable each year and the fees quoted will be for the current year only, if the course is more than 1 year further fees will be due next year.

About the course

This course is ideal for those working towards positions of responsibility in the agricultural industry and is based on an integration of theoretical and practical sessions backed up by work experience. You will gain an understanding of all aspects of modern farming practices based around our College farm which will cover a wide range of livestock and arable operations. You will also enjoy a range of trips to various local and national shows and demonstrations.

Why choose us

Classroom-based learning is regularly linked in with the tasks undertaken at our 230-hectare organic farm. The farm is well-equipped with machinery and runs a pedigree herd of Hereford cattle, a flock of Lleyn ewes and a large arable enterprise. This enables students to gain valuable practical skills and key underpinning knowledge in order to progress further in the industry. The College has strong links within the agricultural sector, with guest speakers to visits to local farms enhancing the learning experience.

What you could do next

Study options may include Advanced Apprenticeship in Agriculture, Higher Education or Level 4 Diploma in Agriculture. Employment options may include stock person, contractor or advisory work or commercial representative

Popular modules

  • Machinery Operations

  • Livestock Husbandry

  • Business Management

  • Agricultural Crop Production

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GSCEs at grade 4, including English and/or maths or successful completion of a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit grade and good progress with English and maths, including attendance at the GCSE exams if applicable.