Learn how to safely operate and maintain a variety of farm machinery both for crop and livestock enterprises. You will learn new workshop skills, develop your tractor driving competences and build confidence with a range of fieldwork operations.
We offer three options for you to gain a career in the agricultural industry depending on your GCSE results. Our Level 1 and 2 courses are ideal should your GCSE results not be what you expected, with the option to progress to Level 2 or 3.
Agriculture is arguably the most important industry in the world and without the food, clothing and fibres it provides, we simply wouldn’t survive. Now an industry with highly-mechanised processes, employment in this sector goes beyond farm workers and managers to engineers, consultants and scientists.
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You wish to pursue a career in agriculture, with the focus on farm machinery. This Level 2 course is an ideal starting point if you wish to progress onto a Level 3 diploma or apprenticeship.
GCSE English and maths and double science at grade 3 or above.
How to safely operate and maintain a variety of farm machinery both for crop and livestock enterprises.
Continue your studies with our Land-based Engineering Diploma Level 3, Agriculture Diploma Level 3, Agriculture Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 or go into employment.
Holly Yelland TRAINING CO-ORDINATOR ON THE BVD STAMP IT OUT PROJECT AT RURAL BUSINESS SCHOOL AND SHEPHERDESS TO HER OWN FLOCK OF EWES
On completion of the Agriculture Diploma Level 3, Holly then continued her studies with the FdSc Agriculture and the BSc (Hons) Rural Business Management. Holly is currently studying for a PGCE alongside her two job roles of of training co-ordinator and shepherdess. “I was getting mid-range results at school, but at Duchy College I received a distinction* in my diploma and a first class honours on my degree. I think the smaller class sizes helped to create good working relationships between students and teachers, which allowed for excellent learning and knowledge transfer to occur. Alongside my work as a training co-ordinator, and teaching on my PGCE, I also keep my own ewes. I thoroughly enjoy working with them and strive to improve their performance, genetics and breeding of ewes. I am extremely passionate about improving the longevity of breeding flocks.”
*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.