Level 3 Technical Qualification in Agriculture

Level 3 Technical Qualification in Agriculture


Hadlow Campus

Start Date


This course has a mixture of practical and theory and is delivered making use of the excellent Agricultural facilities including farms, dairy and workshops.

Students are able to access a range of additional learning support, based on need and are well supported through the use of virtual learning resources. A range of employability skills will be developed whilst on the course including practical skills, communication, and land-based specific knowledge, and development of ICT skills. Students will also get the opportunity to carry out work experience on external placements.

The following are examples of some of the topics students can expect to study within the course:

Year 1

• Animal anatomy and physiology
• Principles of plant science
• Principles of soil science
• Work-related experience
• Business management
• Agricultural crop production
• Estate skills
• Land-based machinery operations
• Animal health
• Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths

Year 2

• Pig production
• Sheep production
• Investigative project
• Workshop practice
• Grassland management
• Livestock breeding and nutrition
• Manage agricultural environments
• Dairy production
• Beef production
• Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths

Students will be assessed throughout the course using assignments, projects, practical tests, exams and external assessments.

Students are encouraged to relate theory to practice in all assessments.

Completion of this qualification will allow you to progress onto Apprenticeships or a higher qualification including HND, BSc (Hons) International Agriculture or BSc (Hons) Agriculture at Hadlow College.

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Advanced Learner Loan

    Hadlow Campus

  • 2 Years

    Full time

  • free for 16-18 year olds

  • 19+ FEES


  • Awarding body

    Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs grades A*-C / 9-4 or equivalent (Level 2 Diploma), which must include GCSEs in English AND maths A*-C / 9-4 Grade. For those students who achieve four GCSEs A*-C/9-4, there is the option of a one year Diploma. Achievement of this at Merit or Distinction will allow progression onto the second year.