This BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma will develop your scientific knowledge and broaden your understanding of the farming industry, allowing you upon completion to progress onto a relevant honours degree, a course at an agricultural college or employment within the industry. Delivered in partnership with the Whirlow Hall Farm Trust you will develop your practical skills through spending one day per week at the farm, as well as on regular placements. You'll also have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the industry through various study visits to animal establishments.
This course gives you the chance to improve and broaden your scientific and agricultural knowledge.
Key Areas of Study
5 GCSEs grades A* - C/grade 4 or above or acceptable alternatives, must include English Language, Maths and Science.
All units are assessed and graded (Pass, Merit and Distinction) and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded. The units are assessed by a programme of assignments and practical work.
Students who achieve good grades could also go onto study in Higher Education. Sheffield City College also has progression accords with Nottingham Trent University and Moulton College, which means that you will be guaranteed an interview on some of their degree programmes (dependant on grades).
An Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture should enable you to progress into careers in:
Will this course suit me?
An ideal student for this course is one who is motivated with a desire to learn and who has a keen ambition to work with animals and an interest in farming and working outdoors.
Official Qualification Title
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture.
This course carries UCAS points equivalent to 3 A levels. Please check the UCAS website for more details.
You will need to purchase some overalls, which the college can provide for a cost of £15. You will also need a pair of wellington or steel toe-capped boots.
Visits will be arranged during the year to various places, such as farms, zoos and other types of animal establishment, you are expected to attend these visits as part of your course. For some of the visits you will be asked to contribute towards the cost of the entrance fee and travel, which you will be able to pay in instalments throughout the year.