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Agriculture Intermediate (Level 2)

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This study programme will equip you with the skills and theoretical knowledge needed to start your career in the agricultural industry. The course will cover arable, livestock and machinery elements.

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need... 

Duration: 1 Year

  • 2 GCSEs A*-D in English and Maths OR
  • BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Land-Based Studies with Functional Skills

We also welcome students with relevant work experience. You will need to show evidence of appropriate literacy skills.

Course content

  • Subject units:
    • Business
    • Introduction to Crop Establishment
    • introduction to Farm Animal Production
    • Introduction to Land-based Machinery Operations
    • Participation in Providing Estate Skills Maintenance.

  • English and maths:
    If you don't already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills. 
    • Work experience:
       
      You will undertake work-related experience in the land-based industries
    • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills 

Assessment methods

You will be continually assessed as the study programme progresses; a variety of methods of assessment will be used, including presentation, case studies, assignments and practical assessments.

Qualifications

Agriculture BTEC Level 2 Diploma

Plus:

  • English and maths skills
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills
  • Study skills
  • Employability skills

Further study and career options

You can progress on to Agriculture Level 3, or employment in the farming industry as a farm hand or related role. Some of our students have gained employment in the local farming community and a large percentage progress on to the Level 3 qualification.


Additional information

If commuting to Shuttleworth College will be difficult for you, then you can choose to live in our halls of residence on campus. Priority is given to those who live the furthest distance from the College so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. Visit our accommodation page for more information - www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/accommodation.

Funding information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at www.bedford.ac.uk/finance

Course Information & How to Apply

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
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