This is a full-time course for anyone who wants a broad introduction to the agricultural industry. Throughout the course you will develop skills and knowledge in a range of farming disciplines and technologies.
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You are hoping to work in agriculture and would like to get to know the industry better.
four GCSEs at grade D or 3, including English and maths.
Farming skills and gain a deeper understanding of how the farm really works as well as safe working, farm animal husbandry, crop husbandry, tractor operation, business skills, fencing, and other estate skills.
To attend college for 3 - 4 days a week and undertake a work placement one day a week.
Gaining a wide variety of experience on the College farm, whilst interacting with farm staff in a commercial environment.
Employment in agriculture, an agriculture apprenticeship or progress to our Agriculture Technical Extended Diploma Level 3.
Robb Dunn Head of Land-based & Food Studies
Food and farming expert Rob Dunn has recently joined the leadership team for Duchy and Bicton College had has taken on the role of curriculum lead, overseeing education provision across the region and projects such as the new Future Farm scheme; the £10 million creation of a new skills centre, dairy unit and pioneering research centre at Duchy College Stoke Climsland. Rob has worked at a number of land-based colleges around the UK. Rob also presents a weekly farming show for a Cornish radio station and is a judge for the British Farming Awards.
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