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Agriculture Diploma

Level 3

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Key Info

Learning Area   Agriculture & Countryside Management
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   2 Years

Dates & Locations

Location   Duchy College Stoke Climsland
Start Date   07/09/2020

We are the region’s largest land-based education and training provider with both campuses located in the heart of the countryside, surrounded by rolling hills and working farm land.

This course is perfect for you if you want to develop your technical knowledge and practical skills in order to gain a better understanding of the management of different agricultural enterprises, or as an alternative to A-levels and gain university entry.

You can expect to be in college three to four days a week and gain a wide variety of experience from practical work on the College farm and in association with our industry partners, which include Rothamstead Research, who provide unique research capabilities for the UK. We are the only agricultural college in the country where students take an active role in first cut silage making.

Our Duchy campus is home to Future Farm, a £10 million scheme including a state-of-the-art dairy unit, the campus occupies a 367-hectare estate with dairy, beef, sheep, arable and forage crops, plus a range of dry and wet habitats typical of the area. We also have an impressive portfolio of up-to-date farm machinery.

  What You Will Learn

About crop production, animal production and machinery maintenance and operation delivered through a combination of lectures, resource based learning, practical sessions, visits and assignments.

The second year of the course focuses more on enterprise and business management.

  Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English, maths and double science.


Assessment includes both coursework and exams.


University study such as our FdSc Agriculture or employment in agriculture or related industries.


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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. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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