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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This Diploma enables you to develop practical skills and knowledge of working in agriculture.

Entry requirements

You should have successfully completed a Level 1 programme with Distinction or a Level 2 programme with a Pass.

Course Content

  • Tutorial
  • Maths
  • English

Unit 1 Machinery operations:

  • Tractor
  • Telehandler

Unit 2 Management of livestock:

  • Movement of animals
  • Administer vet medicines
  • Sheep shearing
  • Lambing
  • Tagging and paperwork/licences

Unit 3 Pesticide application:

  • Legislation
  • Storage
  • Mixing
  • Application
  • PA1 online test
  • PA6 knapsack sprayer
  • PA2 boom sprayer

Unit 4 Estates Skills/Health and Safety/Farm Duties:

  • Surfaces
  • Structures
  • Boundaries
  • Building maintenance
  • Health and Safety Farm Safety Foundation Certificate/Makita Certificate
  • General health and safety linked to livestock and machinery
  • Farm duties

Unit 5 Work experience:

  • 150 hours of work experience


  • NPTC animal movements – sheep, sheep and cattle, pigs

How will I be assessed?

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.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You need a Derby College Group overall and steel toe-cap boots.

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to a Level 3 qualification.


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This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Craig Gavagan

Craig Gavagan

A career in farming

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.


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