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Full Time National Diploma in Agriculture

Easton & Otley College

Other Qualifications , Agriculture

Course Description

Full time National Diploma in Agriculture Level 3 qualification This course carries the same UCAS points weighting and is equivalent to studying 3 A Levels. It is a broad-based course for those individuals looking to pursue a career in Agriculture. It will develop Agricultural skills which will provide access to a wide range of employment of higher education opportunities. Assessment is by a combination of assignments, practical assessments, case studies and short examinations. Year one is spent becoming familiar with day-to-day crop, livestock and mechanised tasks. Year two builds on the experiences of the first year and applies this to business management concepts and decision making. Additional qualifications are offered in a range of practical areas such as tractor driving, fork-lift truck operation and use of pesticides. Course content includes: ?Livestock and Crop Husbandry ?Plant and Soil Science ?Business Management and Planning ?IT ?Estate Skills ?Farm Mechanisation ?Farm Diversification ?Sustainable Farming Systems ?Root Crops and Field Vegetables ?Organic Farming ?Farm Habitat Management ?Principles of Machinery ?Animal Health ?Key Skills ?Work Experience Progression: ?Foundation Degree in Agricultual Management at Easton College ?Other Higher Education courses ?Employment Financial Information: If you are under 19 on 31 August 2009, and are resident in the UK, you do not have to pay tuition or examination fees. For mature students, the tuition fee is 1224.00 per year and the examination fee is 153.00 for the year 08/09. Help with fees up to the full cost of the course may be available. Information contained in this leaflet is correct at the time of going to press but may be subject to revision at a later date.

Full time National Diploma in Agriculture Level 3 qualification This course carries the same UCAS points weighting and is equivalent to studying 3 A Levels. It is a broad-based course for those individuals looking to pursue a career in Agriculture. It will develop Agricultural skills which will provide access to a wide range of employment of higher education opportunities. Assessment is by a...

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