Level 2 Technical Certificate in Agriculture - Writtle University College

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Agriculture

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New for 2019-20, Writtle University College (WUC) is pleased to offer the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Agriculture qualification.

This City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Agriculture qualification is ideal for those looking to start a career within the agriculture and farming sector. Agriculture and food production is a thriving global industry that is essential to all our lives.

You may or may not have any previous experience in farming and this qualification could be the gateway to over 200 careers that are available in UK agriculture. Most jobs involve the outdoors in some way and it is a good match for people who like hands on practical work.

The farm and facilities here at WUC provide an excellent learning environment, which is complemented by our experienced and enthusiastic staff.

Course Content

The qualification consists of the following 7 units:
  • Health and safety for the land-based industries
  • Agricultural power units and machinery operation
  • Crop Husbandry
  • Farm animal production
  • Farm estate maintenance
  • Physiology of plants and animals
  • Working in the agricultural industry

Entry Requirements

The following information provides students with the entry requirements for this particular course.
  • 4 GCSEs at Grade A*-D or Grade 9-3
  • Must include English or Maths at no less than Grade 3 or Grade D
  • A work placement of 5 days in a related industry is desirable
  • Satisfactory references from School
Please note:
Alternative qualifications or experience will be considered on application.

After Completion of Your Course...

Level 2 qualifications can provide a route into the agricultural profession or they can provide a foundation for further learning or training.

Educational progression
Students could further their education in agriculture by studying the following courses:
  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Agriculture (540)
  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agriculture (1080) (Livestock)
  • Apprenticeship in Agriculture
Employment opportunities
You might progress into employment as:
  • General farm worker
  • Tractor operator
  • Agricultural machinery operator
  • Trainee stockperson

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Study Mode - Full-time
Course Length - One year

Awarding Body

City and Guilds




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