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At a glance

  • Full Time

  • 2 Years

  • Gelli Aur Campus

This two-year agriculture course focuses on developing the core skills you are required to have by employers in the agriculture industry, such as safe working practices, livestock husbandry, crop production and operating agricultural machinery as well as business skills.  They enable you to progress onto degree level courses in this or related subjects.  

You will also be required to complete an eight week work placement within your first year of study.

As part of the programme learners will also study towards the Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales qualification.

This course is a full-time level three course which is equivalent to A-level standard. 

Programme Features
  • Fantastic farms as open air teaching spaces
  • Excellent balance of theory and practical
  • Dedicated knowledgeable caring staff team
  • Innovative teaching methods
  • A range of industry, farm and show visits
  • A range of guest speakers
Programme content
  • Principles of Health & Safety 
  • Undertake and review work related experience in the land based Industries land based industry machinery Operations 
  • Agricultural Crop Production 
  • Plant and Soil Science 
  • Undertake Estate Skills 
  • Livestock Husbandry 
  • Business Management in the Land based Sector
  • Forage Crop Production 
  • Farm Animal Health & Nutrition 
  • Grassland Management 
  • Pollution and Waste Management 
  • Dairy Production 
  • Beef Production 
  • Sheep Production 
  • Farm Animal Science 
  • ATV and Rough Terrain Telescopic Forklifts 
  • Specialist Project in the land based Sector 
  • Workshop Practices 
  • Pollution and Waste Control Management 
Progression and employment

You could after finishing: -

  • Study for a Level 4 Foundation Degree
  • Enrol on a BSc Degree Programme
  • Become an Apprentice on a Farm
  • You might progress into work as a Herdsperson/Herd Manager, Agricultural Technician, calf or stock rearer, Machine Operator
Method of assessment

Assessment of the course includes externally set formal exams, written assessments and practical assessments aimed to test your knowledge and practical skills.

This qualification is available to be assessed through the medium of English only.

Entry requirements

All applicants need to have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C, to include both mathematics and English language or Welsh (first language).

Or you will have achieved a merit/distinction grade in a relevant level two qualification plus two GCSEs at grades A* to C in mathematics and English language or Welsh (first language)

Entry is normally subject to interview which will show an aptitude to agriculture.  Some experience of practical farming is essential. 

Additional costs

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £25 prior to enrolment.

Learners are expected to provide their own steel toe capped wellington boots, safety boots, overalls and waterproofs for practical sessions.

You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits. 

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Get in Touch

Graig Campus
Sandy Road
SA15 4DN
01554 748000
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Coleg Sir Gar is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 08539630 and is a registered charity No. 1152522. 
The registered office is at The Graig Campus, Sandy Road, Pwll, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 4DN