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Diploma in Agriculture Level 2

Kirkley Hall Campus
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NPTC Technical Certificate in Agriculture Level 2

Start Date:
10 September

Who is the course for?

The Diploma in Agriculture Level 2 is for anyone who would like an introduction to the career opportunities available in the land based sector, particularly in agriculture. It is a practical based program covering a range of units intended for those who have an interest in farming and working outdoors. Students will gain a wide range of practical skills and knowledge with the opportunity to develop these working on the college farms.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

You will need 4 or more GCSEs at Grade 3(D) or higher. At least One Grade 4(C) in either English, Maths or Science. Level One Agriculture (merit) with At least One Grade 4(C) in either English, Maths or Science.

Maths and English is mandatory for those entering with GCSE grades lower than 4.

What will I study on the course?

You will study a variety of units including Agricultural machinery, crop production, Farm animal production, Estate maintenance, Work Experience and Farm enterprise.

Full time, 1 year; Normally three days per week occasionally four days if you require Maths and English

You will be guided and monitored throughout your study programme and assed to ensure that you are ready for the On line tests in health and Safety and Agricultural practice,

Part of your year you will undertake a synoptic assessment that will assess your skills and knowledge over the whole spectrum of the course.

As part of your study programme you will gain a level one in Health and Safety or Occupational studies along with Maths and English to GCSE level (If you do not already have them at grade 4 or above).

Students are also able to book on chargeable competency courses in Machinery operation leading to a certificate of competence

NPTC Technical Certificate in Agriculture Level 2

Progression to level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate or Diploma in Agriculture or Agriculture apprenticeship. Many successful students gain employment in the Farming and related industries

Many of our learners study for free with a Fee Waiver when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions or are aged between 16-18.

If you are not entitled to a Fee Waiver, you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 19 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 and have not previously studied at Level 3 or above you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that covers the costs of your tuition fees. The loan will not cover the cost of any examination / registration fees and these will need to be paid for separately, or you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help cover the cost.

All learners may also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email helphub@northland.ac.uk.

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email helphub@northland.ac.uk or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

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