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Agriculture College Courses

Our agriculture courses are a great starting point for a successful career in the farming industry.

Bishop Burton College is a centre of farming industry expertise; you’ll be learning in a specialist agriculture environment with outstanding facilities.

You don't need to come from a farming background to take an Agriculture course with us. Our Level 1, 2 or 3 farming courses are suitable for those with experience as well as newcomers.

Alternatively, if you’re already working in the sector, our short farming training courses are for you.

We also offer agriculture apprenticeships, which are great for upskilling those already in the industry as well as those starting their careers.

Exceptional facilities

You’ll study and work on our commercial mixed-use farm and full-time students have the option to live here too, with dedicated accommodation for 16+ and 18+ college level students.

You’ll have access to our multi-million pound Centre for Precision Agriculture, which is part of the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology, giving you access to the latest agricultural precision technologies and farming solutions. 

We are also currently developing a new Centre for Pig Industry Training in partnership with White Rose Farms Ltd.

Industry expertise and partnerships

Your tutors at Bishop Burton have current industry expertise from careers in farming and we have strong links in the agricultural sector.

All of our farming courses are developed in consultation with the agricultural industry to ensure you’ll have the knowledge and skills employers look for.

Heading out on study trips will help you to meet industry professionals and gain valuable insights. From seeing the latest technology at machinery shows to learning about sustainable agroforestry in Costa Rica, you'll have a field day learning about agriculture in the wider world.

You’ll enjoy a blend of class-based teaching, personal study and hands-on experience on the Bishop Burton farm and on external placements. Our new T Levels, which are equivalent to three A Levels, are an excellent way to build industry knowledge, with 20% of your time spent with employers on a meaningful industry placement.

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Become a specialist

Our agriculture courses include a range of topics to help you specialise, including:

  • Crop production
  • Farm management
  • Livestock production
  • Land-based operations
  • Agricultural guidance systems
  • Tractor driving
  • Egg production
  • Poultry production
  • Safe use of pesticides
A qualification from Bishop Burton will help you get where you want to be in agriculture and give you a great start for further study.

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Put what you learn to the test, with practical hands-on sessions

Student Profiles

Maddy Welford – Agriculture

"The teaching staff are just amazing; they’re really encouraging and always willing to help."

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Meet your tutors

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James Smith

Lecturer in Agriculture

"I studied Agriculture and Rural Studies at degree level, before running my own mixed arable and beef farm, which has been a brilliant opportunity to apply training, and has demonstrated how important high-quality agriculture courses are to succeeding in industry.

“It’s great seeing students come from across the UK to take advantage of the great courses and facilities we have on offer here. My favourite part? Our working commercial farm. It’s expanding and developing constantly, and really is an amazing resource for helping to illustrate farming techniques to our learners."


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