Agriculture Level 2

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 11417
Qualification Type National Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time

Overview

This course is perfect for those looking to pursue a rewarding career in agriculture.

Details

There is a demand within the agricultural industry for trained, skilled and motivated young people. You will gain experience in a range of agricultural skills through theory and practical sessions, including working with livestock, carrying out soil investigations and cultivation, as well as being given an opportunity to select, prepare and show animals and visit shows and exhibitions.

The course will introduce you to livestock production methods and techniques which are involved in modern farming systems, concentrating on the species traditionally farmed in the UK and you participate in providing estate maintenance.

You will learn about all aspects of crop establishment, and will develop your knowledge of crop physiology, ground conditions and preparation, crop planting and nutrient supply. You will develop your sheep husbandry skills and look at the health and welfare requirements of farm animals.

During the course, you will be encouraged to take part in a work placement in order to support your learning. Work placements support your learning by providing opportunities for you to apply knowledge to practice, receive feedback and reflect on your own experience.

How will it be delivered?

You will be assessed through written assignments, presentations and practical work.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs with the following grades: English at 3 or above and maths at 2 or above and 2 other GCSEs at 3 or above.

Your next steps...

You could enter employment in the field of agriculture, working within farms, breeding, nutrition, advisory, retail and more.