Keen to learn more about topics such as tractor and machinery operation, grass and forage crop husbandry, cattle, sheep, pig and livestock nutrition, health and welfare? Interested in developing your skills to work safely and effectively on a farm? If so, then this course is for you.
You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. You will need:
You will have an interview which parents and carers are welcome to attend.
If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into account your previous experience in your chosen subject.
The course will cover:
You will also take three specialist units, which can be discussed at interview, as well as GCSE Maths and English if you have not got a grade C in these already.
You will be assessed continually throughout the course, covering your practical skills and theoretical tasks.
You will be required to supply your own:
If you do well in your studies, it may be possible to progress to a Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Agriculture or related subject. However, you must have a minimum of a Merit grade to progress.
Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Agriculture, as well as a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.