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Agriculture Level 1

Plumpton College
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1 hour
0 GBP
Lewes
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Course description

Agriculture Level 1:

This one year programme is designed for school leavers and offers a route to employment or possible progression on to a Level 2 programme. You will normally spend between 2 and 3 days in College with the remainder of your time available for work experience. The programme is at level 1 and is available in three options which allows you to develop your practical agricultural skills and give you the flexibility to study at a pace most suitable to you. This course gives you a fantastic start to your agricultural career. You’ll be able to choose whether to go on to complete a Level 2 programme or a traineeship, working towards gaining a full apprenticeship.

Course Programme

You can look forward to a varied programme of modules that also includes a work placement. You’ll also continue your English and Maths up to GCSE level. Modules include:

  • Farm Animal Movements
  • Farm Animal Health & Welfare
  • Introduction to Farm Animal Husbandry
  • Introduction to Health & Safety
  • Tractor Driving

INDICATIVE PROGRAMME CONTENT

  • Assist with the maintenance of equipment
  • Maintain the safety of self and others
  • Assist with movement of animals
  • Assist with preparing livestock accommodation
  • Assist with monitoring livestock outdoors
  • Assist with animal accommodation
  • Care of farm animals
  • Farm animal heath
  • Assist with basic operation of a tractor
  • Understanding soils
  • Self management skills
  • Working in a team
  • English & Maths

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Suitability - Who should attend?

Students need to have achieved 1 or more GCSEs between Grade 2-1 (previous grade structure E-G) or another related Entry Level 3 qualificationCompletion of the Rural Pathways programme and a strong interest in agricultureSuccessful completion of a Level 1 course in another area.Mature students without the above requirements will be considered

Outcome / Qualification etc.

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About provider

Plumpton College - Apprenticeship Training

Plumpton College is a specialist land-based College offering outstanding indoor and outdoor facilities at our main 800-hectare site plus our other superb Out Centres. You'll be able to develop your skills and knowledge at our inspirational sites. Offering a variety...


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Contact info

Plumpton College

Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex
BN7 3AE


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