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.
- Introduction to business
- Higher Education study skills
- Organisations, people and products
- Land-based skills
- Introduction to science
- Science of life
- Research project
- Specialist Agriculture modules covering crop production, livestock production and technology.
One year, usually three days per week in college.
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.
Lever arch file, dividers and hole punched lined paper, pencil case, pens and pencils. A laptop is desirable but not essential. USBs are not permitted. All work is stored using Microsoft OneDrive, free for Bishop Burton students.
Overalls and steel toe cap boots or wellingtons.
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!
You will need GCSEs in Maths, English and Science at grade 4 or above or equivalent qualifications, as well as relevant industry experience.
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture
Martina has always had pet goats and hand-reared them since she was a young child. Her duties on her work experience placement at a beef farm organised through the College include feeding calves and carrying out health checks.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: The College has great facilities and it gives you the chance to get real life experience of all aspects of agriculture. Since starting at Bishop Burton College I have gained a lot of skills and knowledge about farming and the care of livestock.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: Working with livestock and gaining hands-on experience. I particularly enjoy working with the cattle and sheep. We get to take part in lots of practical sessions, including work on the College farm, tractor driving and estate work.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I would like to progress onto the Level Three Diploma in Agriculture at the College and then study at degree level. Eventually I hope to work as a farm manager or own my own farm.