Level 1

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You will normally spend between 2 and 3 days in College with the remainder of your time available for work experience. The programme is at level 1 and is available in three options which allows you to develop your practical agricultural skills and give you the flexibility to study at a pace most suitable to you.

Entry Requirements:

Either:

  • You’ll need to have achieved 1 or more GCSEs between Grade 2-1 (previous grade structure E-G) or another related Entry Level 3 qualification
  • Completion of the Rural Pathways programme and a strong interest in agriculture
  • Successful completion of a Level 1 course in another area


Mature students without the above requirements will be considered
 

Dates & Location:

September 2019

Duration:

1 year

3 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

This course gives you a fantastic start to your agricultural career. You’ll be able to choose whether to go on to complete a Level 2 programme or a traineeship, working towards gaining a full apprenticeship.

Modules

Course Programme

You can look forward to a varied programme of modules that also includes a work placement. You’ll also continue your English and Maths up to GCSE level. Modules include:

  • Farm Animal Movements
  • Farm Animal Health & Welfare
  • Introduction to Farm Animal Husbandry
  • Introduction to Health & Safety
  • Tractor Driving

Indicative Programme Content

  • Assist with the maintenance of equipment
  • Maintain the safety of self and others
  • Assist with movement of animals
  • Assist with preparing livestock accommodation
  • Assist with monitoring livestock outdoors
  • Assist with animal accommodation
  • Care of farm animals
  • Farm animal heath
  • Assist with basic operation of a tractor
  • Understanding soils
  • Self management skills
  • Working in a team
  • English & Maths

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