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Diploma in Agriculture Level 2

Kirkley Hall Campus
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NPTC Diploma in Agriculture (QCF) 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 to have two GCSEs at grade D, or a relevant level 1 Qualification.

What will I study on the course?

You will study a variety of units including undertaking introduction to farm animal production, tractor driving, estate maintenance, work related experience in the land based industries, environmental and land based business, introduction to land based machinery operations and introduction to the principles of land based machinery

The course runs for 3 days per week over 1 Year.

You may also be required to attend duties, as part of your work experience.

Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including practical assessments and observations, written assignments, and projects.

You may also have the opportunity to complement your studies with additional qualifications that will help you gain employment,

You may also study Functional Skills for which you will be tested at the start of your course. Other options may be available depending on timetabled commitments.

NPTC Diploma in Agriculture (QCF) Level 2

After completing the course you could progress into employment, or onto a level 3 qualification in agriculture or a related subject.

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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