Level 2 Technical Certificate in Agriculture

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 9-3 or A*-D
  • Must include English and 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 most recent school, college or employer

Please note:
Alternative qualifications or experience will be considered on application.

Assessment Methods

Modules are assessed using a wide variety of methods including practical observation, oral questioning, multiple choice questions, written assessments, open book exams and formal written assessments.

Work Placements

The programme requires a module which includes work experience. This should be in the agricultural or supporting industries. Assignments based on this work will need to be completed, aspects of which will involve employers observations. This should be completed throughout the programme.

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
  • Apprenticeship in Agriculture
Employment opportunities
You might progress into employment as:
  • General farm worker
  • Tractor operator
  • Agricultural machinery operator
  • Trainee stockperson