Key Details

  • Available at:
    Glynllifon
  • Course type:
    Full-Time (Further Education)
  • Study Mode:
    Full-time
  • Level:
    3
  • Programme Area:
    Agriculture
    International
  • Course Length:

    Full Time over 2 years. The course is usually 4 days per week with 5 weeks work experience per year.

  • Bilingual:

    This programme is available bilingually at the following campus(es):

    • Glynllifon

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop/chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

Would you like a career in agriculture? Would you like to develop your skills at an advanced level?

This course builds on your existing knowledge of agriculture, preparing you to operate at a management level whilst also understanding the practical aspects. It also provides a vocational route into Higher Education.

The course is suitable for students progressing from Agriculture Level 2, or a Level 2 Work-based course. It is also ideal if you are proceeding from GCSE achievements, or from relevant experience. You will gain valuable hands-on experience, combining studies of livestock, crops and machinery with practical training sessions. You will benefit from the excellent facilities of our Glynllifon campus and the expertise of our staff.

Entry Criteria

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or Welsh 1st Language and Maths
  • A relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit
  • Relevant industry experience

Delivery

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • The course includes a mixture of practical based sessions as well as lectures and lessons to develop and expand on your understanding.
  • Bilingual delivery, with learning materials available in Welsh and English.

The Glynllifon site is 750 acres of farm and woodlands, including dairy, sheep, beef and pigs. You will be working with the farm animals, equipment and specialist agricultural resources to gain skills and knowledge in a realistic setting.

Assessment

The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Portfolio assignments to demonstrate your understanding of some units
  • A practical and written synoptic assessment covering a number of units
  • External formal examination of core units

Progression

Successful completion of the course will give you a range of options. The qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels, and many students have progressed into Higher Education to study HNDs, Foundation degrees or Honours degrees.

You could also proceed into employment, and will have the skills to work at an advanced level. You would also have the option of studying a Higher Education course whilst you work.

Would you like to apply for this course?

Glynllifon