Agriculture - Advanced Technical Extended Diploma - Level 3 (2 years)

Further Details
Course Code
LP51296
Location
Llysfasi
Duration
Full Time, This is a 2 year full time course
Department
Agriculture & Precision Agriculture
Start Date
05 Sep 2022
End Date
23 Jun 2023

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Course Overview
This qualification is designed to provide you with a very wide range of modern, specialist technical practical skills, delivery though detailed lesson and training which will further your understanding within the agricultural livestock industry.

Your studies will focus on agriculture, you will develop skills and understanding on modern grassland management techniques, breed analysis, machinery use and management, estate maintenance and management, modern livestock performance recording, crop and soil sampling.

Using innovative and up-to-date technology using the latest machinery such as grass measuring plate meters, a fecal egg counting microscope and a fleet of modern tractors and machinery.

Using innovative and up-to-date livestock technology you will develop skills and experience to help develop knowledge and understanding to become a more efficient:
● Farm manager
● Agronomist
● Assistant farm manager
● Livestock specialist
● Machinery operator

These are delivered through our purpose built Agricultural Teaching Centre, Industry standard workshops and modern lab facilities. The course will also involve visits to industry, agricultural shows as well as making full use of our diverse commercial working farm, consisting of 400Ha with a large dairy herd, beef and sheep, arable unit, and a range of woodland,

You will also undertake work placements throughout the course within a relevant Land-Based business, These invaluable placements are integral to the course, allowing you to further develop your skills, as well as establish links within industry, helping to strengthen your future employment prospects.

Essential Skills are an integral part of the programme and you will undertake additional qualifications to improve your Numeracy, Literacy and ICT skills. You will also have the opportunity to work on enterprise activities and complete the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate relevant to your subject course.

In addition, you will also have the option to undertake external assessments to gain certificates of competence in veterinary medicines, transport of animals sheep shearing, telescopic handler, pesticide spraying and ATVs.
You will learn using a variety of methods, including theory sessions, individual and group work and practical tasks.

Assessment will take place continuously throughout the year, in the form of assignments, practical observations, small tests, examinations, synoptic assessments, presentations and a successful period of work experience.
5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English/Welsh (1st Language) and Maths or equivalent.
Or: Level 2 Diploma in Agricultural at High Merit / Distinction.

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
Apprenticeships, into employment or to a related Higher Education course.
Livestock technician, Agronomist, Breeding Specialist, Self- Employment, University.

You may wish to progress onto further learning within Higher Education including Coleg Cambria – Llysfasi or university. You could study courses such as:

Agriculture Foundation Degree BSc (Hons)
Agriculture with Animal Science BSc (Hons)
Agriculture with Business Studies BSc (Hons)
Agriculture with Countryside Management BSc (Hons)
Agriculture with Farm Mechanisation BSc (Hons)
Some courses may require equipment and/or uniforms to be purchased. Please see attached equipment list for further information.
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