Agriculture (Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Agriculture (Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Subject Area: Agriculture Suffolk Rural (Otley)


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2022
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course Code: 153795
  • Entry Requirements

    4 GCSEs at Grades 9-4 (A-C), including English, maths, and Science.

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus.

    This course carries the same UCAS points weighting and is equivalent to studying 3 A Levels. We have developed a new approach to training the farmers of the future and we work with leading farmers in the East of England.

    This unique course builds on the strengths of existing courses and practice and combines them to provide a programme to educate and train an employable workforce which is capable of taking on the new and exciting challenges of the agricultural industry.

    Farmers have told us that they value a comprehensive mix of practical skills training, academic study and practical experience and the following structure has met with their approval. Students will undertake agreed block placement periods to gain practical experience and skills on a farm. You will need to gain a relevant work placement in order to complete the mandatory 300 hours of work experience as part of your qualification.

    Throughout these two years, you will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications and certificates of competence. This complete package will turn you into a well-qualified and experienced employee, with an excellent opportunity for employment in this exciting and thriving industry. This programme makes use of the extensive resources on-campus and also provides the opportunity to work alongside some of our partners, such as Morley Farms, John Innes Centre, and the University of East Anglia, and partners the college in non-food crop research through In Crops.

    This course will be assessed by examination, synoptic assessment, and assignments, and is suitable for those aged 16-19.

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    Course Highlights

    • Livestock and Crop Production
    • Plant and Soil Science
    • Business Management
    • Estate Skills
    • Landbased Machinery Operations and Principles
    • Root Crops and Field Vegetables
    • Spreaders and Sprayers
    • Work Experience and Investigative Project
    • Animal Health

    Next Steps

    There is the potential to progress onto:

    • Advanced Agricultural Apprenticeship
    • Employment
    • Foundation Degree in Agricultural Management
    • BSc (Hons) Agriculture

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2022.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    National Skills Fund:

    This course is part of the National Skills Fund Offer - if you are 19 or above and do not have a level 3 qualification or higher your course will be funded for you.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.