NPTC Diploma in Agriculture and Countryside Level 2
Agriculture & Animal Care
Mode of Study
01 September 2020
Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above to include either Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh 1st Language; or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification in the relevant vocational area to include either GCSE Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh 1st Language grade
In a nutshell
The course allows you to develop underpinning knowledge whilst practising skills that could be used in the agricultural industry.
This course is for you if...
... You want to learn more about agriculture
... You to start your career, or progress onto vocational qualifications
... You want a classroom and practical mix of study
What will I be doing?
You will study a range of subjects including:
- Tractor driving
- Livestock husbandry
- Administering veterinary treatments
- Livestock tasks
- Health and safety
- Estate skills
- Countryside experience
You will have an opportunity to work on the college farm and undertake work experience. Your work will be a balance between gaining theoretical knowledge of animal and plant systems and practical work to underpin this theory.
The course is assessed through practical assessment and written assignments to show your understanding. You’ll achieve:
What is expected of me?
To enter the course, you’ll need a minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above to include either Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language; or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification in the relevant vocational area to include either GCSE Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language grade.
Full commitment to attendance is required. Respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation along with a passion for the agriculture industry are the essential qualities we expect to see in all our learners. You will be continually assessed and there is an expectation that you will continue your studies and coursework/work placement during your own time.
What comes next?
Level 3 Extended Diploma Agriculture or employment in the land-based sector.
Some practical and relevant animal or farm experience is desirable.
You’ll need to have an up to date tetanus injection before commencing work with the animals.
You will need to purchase steel toe capped wellingtons and overalls to wear when you are working with the farm animals. You can purchase these from the college when you come to enrol, for approximately £35.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Call 01495 333 777 to speak to our Student Recruitment team
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