Agriculture Level 2 Diploma

Course code: EFCM116P

Subject area: Agriculture

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 2

Course details

9:30am - 4:30pm

Monday to Friday

6th Sep 2021 - 1st Jul 2022

Common Leys Farm

Contact details

01993 208148

This is a one year, Level 2 course designed to give you an excellent introduction to working in agriculture. The course has a good balance of theory and practical modules to help you learn and practice the skills needed to work in the farming industry. You will get hands on with the college sheep, cattle, pigs and poultry.

You will be based at the Common Leys Farm campus where we have a range of livestock and agricultural machinery. You will get to use the new livestock technology centre fitted with up-to-date production farming equipment. You will get hands-on with lambing our ewes and have the opportunity to assist with showing and selling of the college stock. You will also visit and have access to local farms, where you will see a range of different animal and crop husbandry methods. Students will be working towards a study programme that will include their main vocational qualification, skills in English and Maths, tutorials, enrichment and work experience. These are essential skills for employment. Students will usually attend College 4-5 days a week from 9.30am - 4.30pm. Additional enrichment activities will be undertaken that will develop your employability skills and you will attend trips and visits to relevant agriculture establishments.

Modules may include:

• Work Related Experience
• Environmental and Land Based Business
• Farm Animal Production
• Land Based Machinery Operations
• Estate Maintenance
• Animal and Plant Husbandry
On successful completion of the course including achievement of literacy and numeracy at Level two or achieving 4/C grades in English and Maths, you may be suitable for progressing to a Level 3 course.
4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including Maths, English and one Science subject plus a successful interview and assessment day where you can demonstrate your suitability for the programme. Or a pass in a level 1 vocational qualifcation, minimum of E3 in English and maths plus a successful interview and assessment day at Common leys farm where you can demonstrate your suitability for the programme.
In addition to the main course fees given below there is an additional cost of £150 for kit / clothing and £25 for a course trip. (Costs are given for guidance only.)

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page by searching Fees and bursaries link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £80.00

Total Cost: £80.00

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £1,250.00
Exam Fee: £90.00
Kit / Clothing: £80.00

Total Cost: £1,420.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £80.00

Total Cost: £80.00

Level 2 City and Guilds Diploma in Agriculture.
Assessment is via assignment, multiple choice computer based exams (GOLA), a portfolio of evidence, and practical tasks.
Students will develop a wide variety of basic skills that will help to prepare them to work within the agriculture industry including knowledge and practical skills of livestock handling and crop production.