Agriculture - Technical Certificate - Level 2

Further Details
Course Code
LP00368
Location
Llysfasi
Duration
Full Time, This is a 1 year full time course.
Department
Agriculture & Precision Agriculture
Start Date
05 Sep 2022
End Date
23 Jun 2023

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Course Overview
Agriculture is broad and challenging sector, and consequently the course is designed to develop a breadth of knowledge across a range of sectors. Our agriculture courses provide an understanding of modern agricultural production systems and the underlying scientific and technological principles.

Facilities:

Purpose built Agricultural resource centre

970 acre commercial farm designed to demonstrate principles in practice and the application of scientific, technological and business principles to commercial agricultural and food production.

Where will I study?

You will be based at our Llysfasi campus in our purpose built Agricultural resource centre. Llysfasi is located in Ruthin, North East Wales.

Farm enterprises:

You will have full access to our 970 acre commercial farm which comprises of 230 cow dairy herd, Beef and Sheep enterprises, alongside a range of Forage crop production.

What subjects will I study?

The course consists of a combination of the following units:

● Health and safety for land-based industries
● Agricultural power units and machinery operation
● Crop husbandry
● Farm animal production
● Farm estate maintenance
● Physiology of plants and animals
● Working in the agricultural industry

Why choose Agriculture at Llysfasi?

● Strong working relationships with industry specialists.

● Developing skills in: animal sciences, machinery, plant and animal husbandry, crops, grassland and business.

● Opportunities to gain additional qualifications in: Safe Use of Pesticides, Telehandler and ATV licences.

● Hands-on practical work experience on our commercial farm and industrial work placements are an integral element to the course and contribute to future employment opportunities.

● Extensive links with other agricultural and food related businesses, external visits and guest speakers are integrated into the course.
To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully achieve the following assessments:
One externally set, externally marked health and safety test
One externally set, externally marked exams, sat under examination conditions
One externally set, internally marked, externally moderated assignment
4 GSCEs at grade D/3 or above including English/Welsh (1st Language) and Maths or Science, or a Distinction grade in a Level 1 qualification.

At Coleg Cambria we would encourage you to do the very best that you can in your exams. The better your grades the more options you will have, and may result in you gaining entry onto a higher level course
Progression after this course?
● Level 3 a two year course studying Agriculture, Agriculture with livestock or Agriculture with Mechanisation.
● Apprenticeships and traineeships are available within the industry, where you can work whilst continuing to study.
● Further training and courses, such as A.I. and Foot trimmin qualification

Career options after this course:
● Farm Managers (With Level 3)
● Farm worker
● Consultants
● Contractors
● Livestock Auctioneers
● Educational officers
● Running your own business

Achieve a Distinction in Level 2 with 90% attendance to progress to the 90 Credit Diploma.

Achieve a Merit in Level 2 with 90% attendance to progress to the 60 Credit Diploma
Some courses may require equipment and/or uniforms to be purchased. Please see attached equipment list for further information.
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