Level 2

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Many students go on from this course to the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Agriculture and there is also the opportunity to gain a range of additional qualifications. 

Work Experience

Study programmes include a minimum of compulsory work experience hours achieved through one day a week or block placements. The amount of hours required is dependent on the study programme. 

Industry Work Placement

All students aged 16-18 on our Level 2 & Level 3 programmes will now have to take part in an exciting and compulsory 50-day industry placement programme alongside completion of their vocational course. The programme will give you the chance to gain valuable skills in a real working environment whilst being paired with your ideal employer.

Our mission is to pair students with their ideal employer and to support them continuously during the placement.

There is flexibility on how students complete the placement; it can be during non-college weekdays, weekends, in blocks or over the holiday period. You will receive all of the necessary information during your interview, and if you have any queries in the meantime please contact workexperience@plumpton.ac.uk

Level 2 Diploma: you complete all 6 subjects to study

Offered at Plumpton Main Site. 
 

Entry Requirements:

Either:

  • You’ll need to have achieved 2 or more GCSEs between Grade 9-3 (previous grade structure grades A*-D)
  • Successful completion of a Level 1 course, having studied English, Maths and Science at GCSE Level

Mature students without the above requirements will be considered

Dates & Location:

September 2018

Duration:

1 year

4 days per week 

While I was at Plumpton I soon found that I was particularly interested in dairy farming. In my middle year I had the chance to truly hone my skills as part of a farming business, which has certainly made me more employable.

Holly Morris

Student, Level 3 in Agriculture

Future Opportunities

Following satisfactory completion of the full Diploma programme, students may progress on to the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (1 year), Diploma (2 year) or Extended Diploma (3 years).

This course could also provide entry in to an apprenticeship in Agriculture or full-time farm work such as assistant herdsperson, estate worker, machinery operator or general farm worker with crops or livestock.

Alternatively, there are numerous opportunities within the industry to to progress in to direct employment such as a general farm worker, machinery operator or stockperson. 

Modules

Indicative Programme Content

  • Tractor driving
  • Machinery operation
  • Introduction to animal & plant husbandry
  • Workshop skills
  • Estate skills
  • Industry experience*
  • Environment and land based business*
  • Farm animal production
  • English & maths

(*compulsory units for Diploma only)

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