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Agriculture Level 2 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The courses starts in September 2024 and it will take one year to complete.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 2/3 or above including English and Maths.

You will achieve

Level 2 Agriculture Certificate, validated by City & Guilds.

Course overview

Do you want to work with animals and make a difference to their lives? Our Level 2 Agriculture course will set you on your way.

This course allows you to gain the practical skills and knowledge that are important for working with farm animals specifically cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and poultry.

The course is based at Wigfield Farm, our very own working farm and visitor attraction based in Worsbrough Barnsley. You will be taught by our experienced team of agriculture teachers, some of which have their own farms and years of experience managing poultry, cattle, sheep and goats.

This course is ideal if you are interested in a career within the agricultural industry, including farm worker or manager, agronomist and feed nutritionist.

Course content

This one-year qualification combines theory and practical sessions giving you the skills you will need to progress to secure employment in the agricultural industry, progressing to a Level 3 in agriculture or work-based learning.

The units you will be studying at Level 2 are:

  • Introduction to Farm Animal Production
  • Assist with Agricultural Habitat Management,
  • Participate in Providing Estate Maintenance

You will be assessed through coursework and practical observations at the farm.

You will need waterproof coat and trousers, overalls, and steel toe capped boots or wellies.

You will also need to bring either a notepad and pen or a laptop.

All other PPE you may need will be provided.

Long hair will also need to be tied back.

Wigfield Farm
Haverlands Lane
S70 5NQ

Upon completion, you could progress onto the Level 3 Agriculture course, or work-based learning courses or secure employment as a farm worker or manager, agronomist or feed nutritionist.

See what careers are available in the Animal Management sector. Use our online careers tool, Career Coach, to find out what your next steps could be.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Agriculture Level 2 Full-time

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