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Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Agriculture Management

This course is designed for people who would like to enter the world of farming in a supervisory or craftsman role or to move on to further study at university. It covers all the main aspects of modern farming, including business management, machinery, livestock and crop production.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Agriculture
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/level-3-advanced-technical-diploma-in-agriculture-management
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Course Information for Students

This course is designed for people who would like to enter the world of farming in a supervisory or craftsman role or to move on to further study at university. It covers all the main aspects of modern farming, including business management, machinery, livestock and crop production.

You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject.

You will need:

  • A minimum of four GCSEs at grade C(4) or above, including English and/or Maths

            OR                                     

  • An Intermediate Diploma in the chosen subject at Merit standard or higher, including English and Maths.

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 consider your previous experience in your chosen subject.

To progress to Year 2 of this course, you will be required to obtain a Pass grade or above during your first year.

The course will cover:

  • Business management
  • Industrial and work experience
  • Estate skills
  • Introduction to crop production
  • Machinery operation and maintenance
  • Animal science
  • Plant and soil science
  • Principles of machinery
  • Spreaders and sprayers
  • Undertaking farm habitat management
  • Forage crops
  • Investigate project
  • Managing agricultural environments
  • Livestock breeding and nutrition

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

Please note that course fees will apply for students aged 19+.

You will be assessed continually throughout the course using a combination of written tests, project and assignment work, and demonstration of your competence in a range of practical skills. There will be a written exam at the end of the course.

If you do well in your studies, you will be able to progress to Level 2 of this course.

Derby College Group 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 Derby College Group website 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

Daniel Wall with an alpaca

Daniel Wall

Trainee alpaca shearer Daniel sets out on his next life adventure

The Broomfield Hall college and facilities are lovely and my lecturers have been great. They helped me achieve the best grade I could. They never failed to teach us something new every lesson and gave us valuable life knowledge. I’m lucky to have had them teaching and mentoring me as they’ve enabled me to start my next adventure in life.

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Tom Longdon

College kept Tom in farming

Derby College made me want to carry on farming and made it possible for me get my 'tickets' (NPTC competence qualifications). For instance, I'd looked into training for the telehandler (boom lift) and it would have cost £1,000. I wouldn't have been able to do it. But through the college, it cost £120 in total to sit the test. For most of your 'tickets', you get training as part of the course but you have to pay for be the test. It's a substantial saving. You have to get all your paperwork and tickets to get the best jobs.

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Ashley Slater sat by some cows

Ashley Slater

Agri-qualifications power Ashley towards contract farming

The two courses gave me the qualifications I needed and helped me build on what I already knew. Some of the teachers have their own farms and they really know what they are talking about. You also get an option to learn for various tickets you might need - like I got my pesticides tickets and rough terrain forklift ticket. It all helps to show you've got the knowledge and skills when you apply for a job. My ambition is to one day have my own contracting business with my own machinery, working on other people's farms.

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