This course is an ideal introduction into the land-based agricultural industry, where you will gain the hands-on practical skills, experience and knowledge of a variety of farming disciplines, designed to prepare you for employment.
As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement. For more details please click here.
Share this course with someone you know...
You want to work in a land-based industry and are looking to gain the right experience and knowledge.
GCSE English and mathematics at grade E or 2, or equivalent qualifications at Entry Level 3.
About safe working, farm animal husbandry, crop husbandry, tractor operation, fencing, and other estate skills, whilst developing the personal skills and qualities to find and keep the job you want.
To attend college three days per week and gain hands-on practical skills, agricultural knowledge, employment skills such as using mathematics and English, managing money, getting and keeping a job, working relationships and attitudes, building your confidence and developing your self-management skills.
Working with livestock, machinery and getting hands-on.
Further study such as our Level 2 Technical Certificate in Agriculture or an agricultural apprenticeship.
Holly Yelland TRAINING CO-ORDINATOR ON THE BVD STAMP IT OUT PROJECT AT RURAL BUSINESS SCHOOL AND SHEPHERDESS TO HER OWN FLOCK OF EWES
On completion of the Agriculture Diploma Level 3, Holly then continued her studies with the FdSc Agriculture and the BSc (Hons) Rural Business Management. Holly is currently studying for a PGCE alongside her two job roles of of training co-ordinator and shepherdess. “I was getting mid-range results at school, but at Duchy College I received a distinction* in my diploma and a first class honours on my degree. I think the smaller class sizes helped to create good working relationships between students and teachers, which allowed for excellent learning and knowledge transfer to occur. Alongside my work as a training co-ordinator, and teaching on my PGCE, I also keep my own ewes. I thoroughly enjoy working with them and strive to improve their performance, genetics and breeding of ewes. I am extremely passionate about improving the longevity of breeding flocks.”
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.