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Agriculture

These exciting and always evolving courses are perfect for those that are interested in the ever-expanding field (literally in some cases) of the agricultural world. From sustainability and development to breeding and livestock, there is something for every student eager to take their first steps into the vast world of of the agricultural industry.

Get Industry Ready

Whether you are just beginning your journey or are looking to extend your knowledge and sharpen your skills, this qualification could be the gateway to over 200 careers that are available in UK agriculture.

Real Experience

You will have the chance to gain practical and hands on experience at the college farm as well as gain valuable industry knowledge with a range of guest speakers and educational visits.

Agriculture learners in a field with tutor looking at crops.

Build your career in
Agriculture

Growing or rearing food on an industrial scale takes a lot of skill and dedication, helped along by technology and science. In fact 70% of the jobs in the agricultural industry involve science, engineering or technology, and includes everything from GPS, to drones and even robots. If you’re ambitious, there is real scope to progress in this industry.

The majority of jobs within the world of agriculture involve the outdoors in some way, making the industry a good match for people who like hands-on practical work. Many study areas of the industry also offer the opportunity to learn about and operate machinery, many of which using the latest cutting-edge technology. Most importantly there are real opportunities to specialise and develop your skills as you progress through the course. 

Two sheep at the Suffolk Rural Farm.
Drone photo of agriculture students who have cut the letters SNC into crops.

Facilities at Suffolk Rural

Our campus has a wide range of agricultural machinery that learners utilise to carry out all farm operations across 95 acres of grassland, mixed cropping and environmental areas.

We have an excellent selection of workshop facilities, including welding and fabrication areas. Alongside this, our students have the ability to carry out service work (accompanied by staff) on our own fleet of machines.

We also have our recently updated livestock facility which house’s our rare breed Red Poll cattle and allows indoor lambing of our Lleyn sheep. Our other animals include our chickens and Oxford Sandy and Black pigs.

Careers in Agriculture

Help & Support

Moving from school to college can be something of a culture shock. But at Suffolk New College we’ve created a supportive, social environment where you can easily get access to the help and advice you need, make new friends and get the most out of your time with us.

Two learners sitting in the learning curve reading books.

Employer Engagement & Visits

As part of their course our learners meet with local agriculture employers, visit both arable and livestock farms and attend a range of industry events such as LAMMA, Does Show and the Cereals Show.

Book a Taster Event and come visit us!

Come and visit us on one of our college Taster Events, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current learners and staff.

A photo of the Suffolk Rural campus at dusk