Course: BTEC Level 3 in Agriculture

Department: Agriculture

Type: 16+

Duration: One or two years

The Course

This is a broad-based course for those with a passion for working with crops or livestock. It combines theory and practical work to fully equip you for the world of work. A range of study pathways over one or two years are available to suit your needs.


A range of pathways are available, dependent on your qualifications.

  • One-year Extended Certificate
  • One-year Subsidiary / 90 Credit Diploma  
  • Two-year 120 Diploma 
  • Two-year Extended Diploma.

What You Study

  • Plant and soil science
  • Agriculture business and income generation project
  • Estate skills
  • Farm livestock husbandry
  • Crop production
  • Pig, dairy, sheep and beef production
  • Root and vegetable production
  • Machinery operation
  • Professional working responsibilities
  • English and Maths, as required.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 / First Diploma or equivalent. One satisfactory reference is also needed.

Chantelle Beaumont-Hayes

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.”