The agriculture industry in the UK is entering a new phase, with consumers placing increasing importance on the quality of farm production, and modern systems being focused on improving animal welfare and the environmental footprint.
If you enjoy working outside and find the variety involved in farm work livestock, crops and machinery appealing, then you might wish to consider a course in Agriculture. Learning is set within our 200-hectare working farm, Rodway Farm in Cannington in the South West, which provides an excellent teaching resource for both livestock and fieldwork.
Students’ access to these exemplar resources are continuously maximised, with daily access provided through timetabled teaching, together with practical farm duties which take place throughout the year.
More about our Facilities
Follow the links below to find more information on our excellent facilities and what it is like to study a land-based subject at Bridgwater & Taunton College.
Future Farmers Academy
A group of leading agriculture organisations and employers have recently established the Future Farmers Group, to help Agriculture students progress into the industry, by offering them a fast-track route into management positions.
If you would like to find out more about this programme, perhaps with a view to joining the FFG, please click here.
At FarmLink we provide opportunities for over 20,000 children annually to learn and gain an appreciation of how food is produced, its impact on the countryside and to recognise how we can all contribute in a positive way on the local environment. Please click here for more information.
What our students say
“An Apprenticeship is an excellent way of introducing you into working life whilst earning a wage and becoming more experienced and competent at the same time. Since finishing my apprenticeship I have continued to expand my farm business using the skills that I learnt at College and also providing farm services for other farmers. My greatest achievement was winning the Advanced Apprentice of the year award. I felt proud to know that all my hard work had been recognised.”
Former student of Kings of Wessex Academy completed an apprenticeship with R. J .Willcox Ltd.
“Everything I learnt on the course was applicable to real life situations. As the course was designed alongside the agriculture industry, it has helped me gain industry links and prepare me for life in the outside world. Being able to work on both the College and my dad’s farm allowed me to gain two different perspectives. My career has been inspired by the course, it was hard work but massively rewarding, it really has changed my life.”
Dan works for Johnson’s Farm Finance and Advice.