Access to Higher Education courses are designed to prepare students aged 19+ for a Foundation Degree. This course includes specialist Agriculture units, enabling students to fully tailor their study programmes to suit their future progression or career aims. The programme makes full use of the College's facilities, including our mixed-use farm.
- Land-based skills
- Study skills
- Livestock production
- Crop production.
On completion of this course students can progress onto a range of Foundation Degrees at the college, including in Agriculture.
Work in a wide range of exciting and diverse areas, including as an arable and livestock farm assistant or manager, agronomist, animal feed specialist and many more.
Advanced Learner Loans are available to help students cover the Tuition Fees for this course. Visit our Further Education Financial Support page for more information.
Please note, if you are applying for your first level 3 course (including Access to Higher Education) and you are aged between 19 and 23, then your course is free, so you don’t need a loan!
Students should be able to demonstrate sufficient literacy and numeracy skills to cope with the requirements of the course, including the written components. Life experience will be taken into account for all applicants.
BTEC Level 3 in Agriculture
“Bishop Burton is a really good college. Everyone is there to help you and having the farm to work on helps you understand it more, rather than just sitting in a classroom. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to study agriculture.”
Chantelle has benefitted greatly from the opportunity to work on the College farm as part of her course.
She and her fellow Agriculture students have developed a wide range of practical skills across many different areas of farming, which has helped prepare them for careers in the industry.
Chantelle is planning to further enhance these skills by progressing to study a degree in Agriculture at the College.
“We have done a mixture of arable and livestock farming, so everything to do with crops and all different farm animals,” she said.
“We have done a lot of practical work on the farm. It involves shearing sheep, for example, checking on the crops – all aspects of farming really.
“I’m now looking at staying at the College to do a degree and would like to follow in my dad’s footsteps as an agronomist.
“Bishop Burton is a really good college. Everyone is there to help you and having the farm to work on helps you understand it more, rather than just sitting in a classroom. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to study Agriculture.”