This course is designed as a platform for you to get a broad range of knowledge and understanding around employability skills and requirements to support your progress into industry. You will also have the opportunity to learn about a range of livestock over an intensive six month period, whilst preparing you for progression by supporting your development of employability skills or progression onto a Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture, depending on your career goals.
The diverse and fascinating world of livestock is growing all the time, making it an increasingly exciting industry to work in. This programme will allow you to gain experience with sheep, pigs, cattle and an introduction to poultry. You will have opportunities to develop practical skills working on the college farm. You will also have the opportunity gain vital work experience in local agricultural businesses to develop industry knowledge and skills, try out the career you have set your sights on.
This course starts on 21 January 2019.
Six months, starting 21 January 2019, inclusive of four weeks external work placement.
Potential to progress onto a Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture or Mechanical Engineering (Agriculture).
- Understanding Mindset
- Setting Your Targets
- Presenting Information
- Problem Solving in a Place of Work
- Managing a Project
- Planning a Budget
- Working in a Team
- Valuing and Supporting Others
- Health, Safety and Security in the Workplace
- Practical Livestock Husbandry.
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Four GCSEs at grade 3 or D or equivalent, preferably including Science, English and Maths, or a Level 1 qualification in a related subject. One satisfactory reference is also needed.
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.