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    Level 3 - Advanced Technical Diploma in Agriculture

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    This unique course builds on the strengths of existing courses and practice and combines them to provide a programme to educate and train an employable workforce which is capable of taking on the new and exciting challenges of the agricultural industry. 


    Course Information

    • Qualification: Level 3 - Advanced Technical Diploma in Agriculture
    • Course Code: E13381 / O13381
    • Start Date: 04/09/2019
    • Duration: 2 years full-time (3-4 days per week).
    • Campus: Easton, Otley
    • Entry requirements: ** You will need to have achieved four GCSEs at Grades 9- 4 (A-C) including English, Maths and Science if you wish to undertake this course.

    This course carries the same UCAS points weighting and is equivalent to studying 3 A Levels. We have developed a new approach to training the farmers of the future and we work with leading farmers in the East of England.  Farmers have told us that they value a comprehensive mix of practical skills training, academic study and practical experience and the following structure has met with their approval.  Students will undertake agreed block placement periods to gain practical experience and skills on a farm.

    Course Content

    • Livestock and Crop Production
    • Plant and Soil Science
    • Business Management
    • Estate Skills
    • Landbased Machinery Operations and Principles
    • Root Crops and Field Vegetables
    • Spreaders and Sprayers
    • Work Experience and Investigative Project
    • Animal Health

    Throughout these two years, you will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications and certificates of competence. This complete package will turn you into a well-qualified and experienced employee with an excellent opportunity for employment in this exciting and thriving industry.  This Programme makes use of the extensive resources on Campus and also
    provides the opportunity to work alongside some of our partners such as Morley Farms, John Innes Centre and the University of East Anglia and partners the college in non-food crop research through In Crops.

    This course will be assessed by examination, synoptic assessment and assignments.

    Applications for Further Education full time, access to HE, apprenticeships and part time courses are made online. Go on to the relevant course page and click on the 'Apply Now' button to start the application process. Applications for short courses are made by contacting the College Admissions Team on 08000 224556. Higher Education programme applications should be made via UCAS in the first instance, UCAS website

    Applications for accommodation usually open late Spring. For more information pleae see the following link; Student accommodation

    Students aged 19 ( as of 31 August) and above can study any of our part time or short courses as well as our Access to Higher Education and Higher Education programme. Some of floristry, horticulture and arboriculture courses may also be available to adult learners. Please contact the College Admissions Team for more information, 08000 224556. Adult learning

    Yes, you can speak to the College Admissions Team on 08000 224556 who can provide general course choice advice and guidance or you can drop in to one of our Course Advice Days.

    Course Advice Days are normally held on Saturday morning's from 9am-12pm. They provide an excellent opportunity to speak to course tutors, find out more about the courses we offer, have a tour of the facilities and speak to Student Services about any non academic questions like transport or bursaries. Dates are advertised on our website. Course Advice Day

    We also have our campus open days, known as a 'Big Day Out' which take place in the summer term. Both campuses and facilities are available for you to explore, speak to tutors and students, watch demonstrations and have a go at activities. If you like what you see you can also make an application on the day. Details on the Big Day Out will be advertised on our website nearer the time

    Please see the following links for more information on applying for your bus pass;Easton transport information or Otley transport information

    Please contact the College Admissions Team on 08000 224556 who will be able to advise of any future interview dates and rebook your interview to a suitable date.

    To cancel your application pleae contact the College Admissions Team on 08000 224556 or use the contact us form on our website.

    The College Admissions Team will send out letters to all students aged 19 and over, on relevant courses, providing all the information needed from Easton & Otley College to enable you to make an online application with Student Finance England. These letters will be sent out during the summer term.

    Applications for the college bursary are made online. You should make sure that you read the guidance notes prior to making an application to ensure that you are eligible. Further information can be found on Financial Support

    For students resident in England and aged 18 and under on 31 August, before they are due to start their course in September, then your full time course fees are fully funded. For students aged 19 and over, and those looking to study a short course, please contact the College Admissions Team for more details on 08000 224556.