Agriculture, Level 3

Course code: EFCN200P

Subject area: Agriculture

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 3

Course details

9:30am - 4:30pm

Monday to Friday

7th Sep 2020 - 2nd Jul 2021

Common Leys Farm

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01993 208148

This course combines both the theory and practical aspects of crops and livestock management. The course covers the practical applications of agriculture as well as the advanced aspects designed to give you a broad spectrum of knowledge and the opportunity for employment into the industry or progression into higher education. A period of external industrial placement is a major integral part of the course allowing you to work in a variety of agriculture establishments, as well as carrying out duties on the College’s Estate.

Students will be studying 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 4 days a week from 9.30am -4.30pm. You will take part in off site visits to other agriculture establishments as well as receive guest lecture sessions from industry professionals. At Level 3 you can study using different routes: An Advanced Technical Certificate is covered in 1 year you will study 6 modules - equivalent to 1 A Level. An Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) – this runs over 2 years, you will study 19 modules in total - equivalent to 3 A Levels.

Methods of study will include demonstrations, lectures, tutorials, practical tasks and assignment work.

The course will include such topics as; Plant and Soil Science, Crop Production, Livestock Production, Estate skills, Machinery Operations, Animal Health, Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Farm Livestock Husbandry, Grassland Management, Farm Habitat Management, Workshop Practice, Pig Production, Sheep Production, Crop Handling and Storage, Land Based Engineering, Investigative Project, Work Experience and Business Management.
Students may progress on to higher education and chose to study further at university.
5 GCSEs at grade C/4 and above including Maths, English and Science and attendance at the assessment day.
Trips and visits may be offered as part of your programme of study but these will be optional and fees will be collected throughout the duration of the course. Details of cost will be provided during the enrolment process if not already above.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, 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. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page under the Info Centre link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £75.00

Total Cost: £75.00


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £3,417.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £75.00

Total Cost: £3,492.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £75.00

Total Cost: £75.00