The Advanced Technical Diploma in Agriculture (540) qualification gives you the opportunity to study a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge that build upon the core skills of safe working practices in farming, livestock husbandry, crop production and operating agricultural machinery as well as business skills. You can then learn further specialist skills such as farm livestock health and nutrition, agricultural workshop practices, and forage crop production.
It is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels
It has a eight week period of work placement usually on farms or other agricultural institutions.
You could after finishing:
You might progress into work as a:-
You will be following the mandatory additional units: -
301 Principles of Health & Safety - 30 credits
302 Undertake and review work related experience in the land-based industries - 30
303 Land-based industry machinery operations - 60
304 Agricultural crop production - 60
305 Plant and soil science - 60
306 Undertake estate skills - 60
307 Livestock husbandry - 60
308 Business management in the land-based sector - 60
311 Forage crop production - 60
313 Farm animal health and nutrition - 60
The Level 3 Technical Diploma in Agriculture (540) course is divided into units, each of which must be passed to complete the course. Each unit is graded as a Distinction, Merit, Pass or Referral.
To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully achieve the following assessments:
All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45 prior to enrolment.
You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.