Agriculture, Level 1 Diploma

Course code: EFCP100P

Subject area: Agriculture

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 1

Course details

9:30am - 4:30pm

Monday to Friday

5th Sep 2022 - 30th Jun 2023

Common Leys Farm

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01993 208148

This is a one year, Level 1 course designed to give you an excellent introduction to working in farming. The course will focus on developing your practical skills working with a range of farm animals. You will get hands on helping to lamb the college ewes and help with the daily care of production pigs, cattle and poultry. Additional enrichment activities will be undertaken that will develop your employability skills and you will attend trips and visits to relevant agriculture establishments.

You will be based at the Common Leys Farm campus where we have a range of livestock and agricultural machinery. You will get to see the new livestock technology centre fitted with up-to-date production farming equipment. You will get to assist with lambing our ewes and have the opportunity to assist with showing and selling of the college stock. You will also visit and have access to local farms, where you will see a range of different animal husbandry methods. Students will be working towards a study programme that will include their main vocational qualification, skills in English and Maths, tutorials, enrichment and work experience. These are essential skills for employment. Students will usually attend College 3-4 days a week from 9.30am - 4.30pm.

Modules may include:

• Safe and effective working practices
• Preparing to work in the land-based industries
• Carry out tractors operations
• Introduction to production livestock and breeds
• Assist with the care of animals
• Introduction to wildlife and conservation
On successful completion of the course you may be suitable for progressing to a Level 2 course.
GCSEs at grade 3 - 1 and a sucessful interview and assessment day at Common Leys Leys Farm where you can demonstrate your suitability for the programme.
In addition to the main course fees given below there is an additional cost of £150 for kit / clothing and £50 for a course trip. (Costs are given for guidance only.)

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £80.00

Total Cost: £80.00


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £80.00

Total Cost: £80.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £80.00

Total Cost: £80.00

Level 1 City and Guilds Diploma in Land-based Studies (Agriculture and Environment).
Assessment is via assignment, multiple choice computer based exams (GOLA), a portfolio of evidence, and practical tasks.
Students will develop a wide variety of basic skills that will help to prepare them to work within the agriculture industry including knowledge and practical skills of livestock handling and crop production.