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Diploma in Agriculture – Level 2

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.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Agriculture
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/diploma-in-agriculture-level-2
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Course Information for Students

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:

  • A minimum of three GCSEs at grade D (3) or above including English and/or Maths

OR

  • An Introductory Diploma in a related subject


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:

  • Environment
  • Land-based Business Studies
  • Work Experience
  • Functional Skills

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.

This course will be delivered on-site at Broomfield Hall.

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Steel toe-capped boots or wellingtons
  • Derby College overalls (these will be available to purchase at enrolment)
  • Derby College uniform
  • Outdoor clothing
  • Writing materials

You will be assessed continually throughout the course, covering your practical skills and theoretical tasks.

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.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Agricultural Machinery Drivers

£29360

Agricultural Machinery Drivers

Agricultural and Fishing Trades n.e.c.

£21053

Agricultural and Fishing Trades n.e.c.

Farm Workers

£21551

Farm Workers

Farmers

£24095

Farmers

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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DCG Success Stories

Archie Wensley with a calf

Archie Wensley

Work placement leads to Swingate Farm apprenticeship for Archie

I like it. I get to do a bit of everything and every day is different. There’s a lot of variety and I don’t mind being out in all weathers. Swingate is an equestrian centre as well as a 130-acre farm growing re-seeded grass to produce good quality hay. I get to drive the tractor and I also help with hay deliveries. One of the best parts of the job is working with the animals. There are a few cows and sheep and I’ve been helping with fencing the sheep pen.

Read More about Archie Wensley

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:44 pm