Introduction to Agriculture and Estates Skills
This course is suitable for students who want to learn more about farming, including working with farm animals. The Estate part of the course is valuable for students who want work with gardens, fruit, vegetables and bulbs. The course will help students gain an understanding of the countryside and the people who work there. It’s a practical course which also has some basic academic units to help students deepen their knowledge. The Essential Skills units help students with numbers, language and other core skills needed for the modern worker.
Areas of study include:
· Horticultural Machinery
· Landscaping Preparation & Aftercare
· Commercial Fruit & Vegetable Production
Dates: August 2022 to June 2023
Commitment: 16 hours with a lecturer per week.
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No formal entry requirements. A demonstration of enthusiasm for working in agriculture. Some applicants with no prior understanding or experience of the industry may wish to consider completing the Access to Landbased Industries programme prior to commencement of this programme.
Method of Assessment
A demonstration of practical skills and competence, a small number of written assessments and a short local agriculture project.
Students can progress onto Level 5 Estates and Horticultural courses, Pre-apprentice or Modern Apprentice training or into rural work on farms, horticulture businesses and estates.
29 Aug 2022
- Fee stated is per academic year. All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.
The course application is currently closed. You can find out more information about this course by making an enquiry.