Agriculture Level 3

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Please note you can only send one application to this provider.

What will you be working towards?

Code 11421
Qualification Type National Extended Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course is ideal if you are looking to persue a rewarding career in agriculture.


This course combines both practical and theory sessions and is designed to provide you with a broad base of agricultural knowledge in greater depth than level 2, incorporating plant and soil science, farm livestock husbandry and practical skills required by the industry today. You will gain an understanding of professional working responsibilities which are required to work safely and effectively in the land-based sectors.

You will work explore a range of farming systems including farmed livestock handling, nutrition and feed systems and anatomy and physiology. You will also deepen your understanding of crop production and harvesting skills, crop physiology, ground conditions and preparations required for the cultivation, this will include recognising weeds, pests, diseases and deficiency symptoms.

Estate skills are essential and you will develop the knowledge needed to plan, implement and reflect on maintenance tasks, carried out by yourself and others. You will learn about managing agricultural environments and explore land-based machinery that is relevant to your particular sector of the industry carrying out pre-start checks and maintenance on these machines.

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

How will it be delivered?

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

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs with the following grades: English at 4 or above and maths at 3 or above and 3 other GCSEs at 4 or above.

Your next steps...

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