Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Agriculture - Writtle University College

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Agriculture

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About the Course

This course is suitable for those who have a passion for food and farming, and are aiming to gain a broad base of agricultural knowledge, science, husbandry and practical skills.

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.

Method of Assessment

Each unit studied comprises four learning outcomes with pass, merit and distinction for each outcome. These are assessed using a wide variety of methods including practical observation, orals, multiple choice questions, written assessments, open book exams and formal written assessments.

Areas of Study

Principles of plant science, principles of soil science, estate skills, agricultural crop production, root crop & field vegetable production, farm livestock husbandry, land-based workshop practice, land-based machinery operations, business planning and improvement in the land-based sector.

After Completion of Your Course...

You can progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma or to a higher level qualification such as a Foundation or Honours degree. There are a number of employment opportunities such as a trainee assistant farm manager, agricultural contracting, or a general farm worker.

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Study Mode - Full-time
Course Length - One year




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