Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Cannington Centre

Who is the course for?

Students who want to enter or progress within livestock or crop production areas of agriculture, progression routes may include entry into Higher Education courses.

What does the course involve?

Topics studied include:

  • Principles of plant science and soil science
  • Animal anatomy and physiology
  • Business management in the land-based sector
  • Grassland management
  • Agricultural crop production
  • Livestock production
  • Undertaking land-based machinery operations
  • Undertake work related experience in the land-based industries
  • Undertake an investigative project in the land-based sector
  • Undertake estate skills
  • Agricultural forage crop production
  • Undertake land-based workshop practice 
  • Undertake land-based industries pollution and waste control management 
  • Understanding principles of land-based machinery
  • Understanding farm power units: machinery and operation
  • Undertaking agricultural combinable crop production
  • Participate in business planning and improvement in the land-based sector

What makes this course special?

Students have the opportunity to:

  • Students have the opportunity to visit the JCB factory and attend Lamma, the leading farm machinery, equipment and services show in the UK 
  • Complete a major investigative project of their choice.
  • Have the opportunity to engage with a wide variety of employers.
  • Supervise other students on farm in the second year of the course. 
  • Learn a variety of employability skills whilst on a series of farm work experience at Rodway Farm

Placements/Work Placements

During the course you will have the opportunity to practice employability skills by completing 300 hours work experience on a suitable placement away from College.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 x GCSEs A* – C or 9 – 4, including Maths and English


  • An appropriate Level 2 qualification

What are the assessment methods?

  • Assignments
  • Written tests
  • Practical assessments

How long is the course?

Two years full-time.

What are the College attendance requirements?

You will attend College four days per week, to receive the underpinning knowledge for the practical skills you learn during your placement.

What are the progression options?

Progress to Foundation Degree in Agricultural Management at the Cannington Centre.

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