This programme is designed for school leavers will introduce students to the basics of machinery, crop and animal husbandry and will develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to work on a modern farm. Many students go on from this course to the BTEC National in Agriculture. There is also the opportunity to gain a range of additional qualifications. Following satisfactory completion of the full Diploma programme, students may progress on to the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (1 year), Diploma (2 year) or Extended Diploma (3 years). This course could also provide entry in to an apprenticeship in Agriculture or full-time farm work such as assistant herdsperson, estate worker, machinery operator or general farm worker with crops or livestock. Alternatively, there are numerous opportunities within the industry to to progress in to direct employment such as a general farm worker, machinery operator or stockperson.
Suitability - Who should attend?
Students need to have achieved 2 or more GCSEs between Grade 9-3 (previous grade structure grades A-D). Successful completion of a Level 1 course, having studied English, Maths and Science at GCSE LevelMature students without the above requirements will be considered.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
Qualification awarded by the course provider
Plumpton College - Apprenticeship Training
Plumpton College is a specialist land-based College offering outstanding indoor and outdoor facilities at our main 800-hectare site plus our other superb Out Centres. You'll be able to develop your skills and knowledge at our inspirational sites. Offering a variety...
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