Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Agriculture - Writtle University College

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Agriculture

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New for 2019-20, Writtle University College (WUC) is pleased to offer the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Agriculture qualification.

This City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Agriculture provides students with a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge needed to seek employment or further learning and training within the agricultural industry.

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 10 units which are studied over one year. Included is a work placement with in the agricultural industry. The work placement enables you to apply the skills and knowledge gained from your studies in a real working environment.

The course is comprised of the following units:
  • Health and safety for the land-based industries
  • Undertake and review work related experience in the land-based industries
  • Land-based machinery operations
  • Agricultural crop production
  • Plant and soil science
  • Undertake estate skills
  • Livestock husbandry
  • Business management is the land-based sector
  • Forage crop production
  • Undertake land-based workshop practices

Entry Requirements

The following information provides students with the entry requirements for this particular course.
  • 5 GCSEs at Grade A* to C or Grade 9-4
  • Must include English and Maths
  • 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 3 qualifications can provide a route into the agricultural profession, they can support career development for those already working in the field of agriculture 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 Extended Diploma in Agriculture (1080)
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Agriculture
Employment opportunities
You might progress into employment as:
  • Assistant herdsperson/stockperson
  • Agricultural technician
  • Apprentice in a farm business
  • Calf or stock rearer
  • Assistant machinery operator

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Study Mode - Full-time
Course Length - One year

Awarding Body

City and Guilds




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