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Level 2 Technical Diploma in Agriculture

Keen to learn more about topics such as tractor and machinery operation, forage crop and grassland management, livestock production and husbandry? If yes, 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

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Course Information for Students

Keen to learn more about topics such as tractor and machinery operation, forage crop and grassland management, cattle, sheep, pig and livestock nutrition, health and welfare? Interested in developing your skills to work safely and effectively on a farm? If yes, 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


  • An Introductory Diploma in a related subject

You will have an interview and initial assessment. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview, but not the initial assessment.

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:

  • Environmental Management
  • Land-based Business Studies
  • Work Experience
  • Functional Skills

You will also take three specialist units, which will be discussed at interview and will cover livestock production and husbandry, crop and grassland management and tractor/attachments use and maintenance. You will also be studying GCSE Maths and English if you have not already got a grade C/4 in these.

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 Group overalls (these will be available to purchase at enrolment)
  • Derby College Group uniform
  • Outdoor clothing
  • Writing materials

You will be assessed continually throughout the course. This will be done via assessment of your practical skills and theoretical tasks.

You will be involved in a range of practical and theoretical learning activities as well as completing a minimum of six weeks’ work experience.

There will be a written exam at the end of the course.

If you do well in your studies, it may be possible to progress to a Level 3 Technical Diploma in Agriculture or related subject. However, you must have a minimum of a Merit grade to progress.

Derby College Group also 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 Group Part-time Prospectus or the website for a full list and details.

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or

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 the curriculum, please contact us via email on, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

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

Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture and Horticulture


Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture and Horticulture

Farm Workers


Farm Workers


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Course Information Last Updated On: February 16, 2024 2:54 pm