This programme will help you develop your technical knowledge and gain a better understanding of the management of different agricultural enterprises. Equivalent to A-levels, this course can lead you on to a full extended diploma qualification and university if you wish.
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You want to develop your technical knowledge and practical skills.
Five GCSEs at grade C or 5, including English and maths.
About crop production, animal production and machinery maintenance and operation; delivered through a combination of lectures, resource based learning, practical sessions, visits and assignments.
To attend college 3-4 days a week and develop skills and knowledge of a full range of agricultural enterprises reflecting the husbandry practices of the industry. Assessment includes both coursework and exams.
Gaining a wide variety of practical experience on the College farm and in industry, and theoretical work in the classroom.
Employment in agriculture or progression to the second year of the Agriculture Technical Extended Diploma Level 3 or an agriculture apprenticeship.
Alistair Worth Agriculture
"Studying agriculture I do a wide range of things like handling and looking after animals, learning about crops and machinery but my most memorable experience was doing machinery practicals with my friends. I've enjoyed studying here, there is plenty to do and I've made loads of new friends."
Robb Dunn Head of Land-based & Food Studies
Food and farming expert Rob Dunn has recently joined the leadership team for Duchy and Bicton College had has taken on the role of curriculum lead, overseeing education provision across the region and projects such as the new Future Farm scheme; the £10 million creation of a new skills centre, dairy unit and pioneering research centre at Duchy College Stoke Climsland. Rob has worked at a number of land-based colleges around the UK. Rob also presents a weekly farming show for a Cornish radio station and is a judge for the British Farming Awards.
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.