This Diploma enables you to develop practical skills and knowledge of working in agriculture.
You should have successfully completed a Level 1 programme with Distinction or a Level 2 programme with a Pass.
Unit 1 Machinery operations:
Unit 2 Management of livestock:
Unit 3 Pesticide application:
Unit 4 Estates Skills/Health and Safety/Farm Duties:
Unit 5 Work experience:
NPTC PA 1:
You will be assessed via practical assessments, witness statements and work books. The PA1 online test will also give you an additional qualification and allow you to undertake further pesticide qualifications.
You will also take Maths and English exams and assignments.
You need a Derby College Group overall and steel toe-cap boots.
You can progress to a Level 3 qualification.
Craig Gavagan from Breaston was the first Agriculture apprentice at Broomfield Hall – learning new skills while working on our farm which boasts a wide range of livestock.
Craig, a former pupil at Friesland School in Sandiacre, had originally planned to do A-levels but decided to take a different route to success after seeing the apprenticeship advertised.
I didn’t know anything about farming life before coming here but I never want to work in any other industry now. I love working with the livestock and machinery and I hope that the qualifications I gain as part of the apprenticeship will help me get a job after the programme finishes.