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It’s an exciting time to step into the agriculture industry, a dynamic and increasingly technical sector and one of the UK’s biggest employers. And there is no better place to start than Lackham, with an incredible range of industry-level resources at your fingertips and a wealth of teaching expertise. Set in a 1600-acre estate, the College’s campus for land-based study is home to several working farms and land-based engineering workshops, which make the perfect classroom for hands-on learning and developing your skills for study and employment. Our courses are accessible to everyone with an interest in Land-based industries, regardless of background. You’ll combine academic study with practical skills and routine duties to build your confidence, develop your knowledge and begin a rewarding career in agriculture.
What will I learn?
With several farms used for teaching, a fleet of new tractors and a full range of industry equipment and machinery, the skills you’ll learn on this course will give you real industry experience and a solid foundation to build on. You’ll gain knowledge and skills in growing crops, working with livestock, driving tractors and using other agricultural machinery. College farm enterprises include sheep, dairy, pigs, beef and arable cropping, and as an agriculture student, you will be involved in them all. You’ll have the opportunity to specialise and develop your skills throughout the course, tailoring your learning to your ambitions.
• 4 GCSEs at grade D including English, Maths and preferably Science or equivalent (or successful completion of relevant subject at Level 1)
• Work experience in the farming industry.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Agriculture.
An Industry Placement is a fundamental part of this course. An Industry Placement gives you the opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience for your future. You will be supported throughout your placement by our dedicated Work Placement Team.
Assessment is through written, practical and industry-based assessments.
Additional Costs and Information
Some visits are an integral part of this course, for example to agricultural shows and exhibitions. Students will be asked to contribute to the cost of these events.
You will also be required to supply your own protective clothing, i.e. overalls, gloves, safety wellington boots or steel toe-capped work boots.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
- Farm Production Manager
- Technical Agriculture Adviser
- Agricultural Engineer
- Farm Manager
- Agricultural Lecturer
- Livestock Manager