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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.

Our Level 1, 2 or 3 farming courses are suitable for those with experience as well as beginners, and you can study full or part-time.

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 extensive mixed-use estate and full-time students have the option to live here too.

You’ll have access to our multi-million pound Centre for Precision Agriculture, and we have plans in place for a new, high-quality pig unit too.

Industry expertise and partnerships

Your tutors at Bishop Burton have current industry expertise from careers in farming, and you’ll also benefit from our strong food sector links.

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

Tailor your course

Our farming and agriculture courses can be tailored to your needs, with topics including:

  • Crop production
  • Farm management
  • Livestock
  • Land-based operations
  • Agricultural guidance systems
  • Tractor driving
  • Egg production
  • Poultry production
  • Safe use of pesticides

Knowledge, skills, experience

You’ll enjoy a blend of class-based teaching, personal study, and hands-on experience on the farm and on external placements. 

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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Student Profiles

Maddy Welford Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture

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

James Smith Agriculture Lecturer at Bishop Burton

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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