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Content / Overview
This programme is aimed at those interested in plant and animal production, and the management of environments. It covers the basics of machinery operations, estate management, farm animal production and conservation.
On this programme you will develop the key knowledge and practical skills required to progress further into the agricultural sector of your choice.
All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies
You will study three of the following modules -
- Introduction to Farm Animal Production
- Conservation and Improvement of British Habitats
- Participate in Providing Estate Maintenance
- Introduction to Land-based Machinery Operations
Why Study Here
- Passionate, dedicated staff with strong industry links
- Chance to get involved with estate management
- 400 acre outdoor classroom including woodlands, wetland and grasslands
- Fully functioning farm with rare breed sheep and cows, pigs, goats, llamas, chickens and ducks
- Well-equipped workshops and machinery with instruction by subject-specialist staff
Suitable for those who are clear they want to enter employment in the agricultural sector.
Application followed by individual interview
Two to four GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D - E) or above, including Maths and English, or a Level 1 qualification at Merit or above.
All students will also be expected to gain an additional qualification in Functional Skills English at an appropriate and challenging level.
3 -4 days per week, one day being a work experience day that will be provided on site at Merrist Wood College.
Written and practical based assignments
On successful completion you could progress onto a study programme for one of our Level 2 Diplomas.
All students aged 19 years or over on 1 September in the first year of their course are expected to pay tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course related costs. Some assistance with these costs may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.
There are normally no tuition, registration or examination fees to pay if you are aged 16-18 on 1 September in the first year of your course and are a British or European Union resident. This does not apply to HNCs/Ds, Foundation Degrees, Degrees or courses that do not attract government funding (identified as 'no fee remission available on this course').