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Level 2 Diploma in Practical Agricultural Skills

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

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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

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Course Information for Students

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.

  • 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

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

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

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 can progress to a Level 3 qualification.

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Career Information

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

Agricultural Machinery Drivers


Agricultural Machinery Drivers

Agricultural and Fishing Trades n.e.c.


Agricultural and Fishing Trades n.e.c.

Farm Workers


Farm Workers




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