Course type:

Level 2 Diploma Agriculture

Get career-ready by learning in a 360-hectare classroom and working with livestock and arable on our working farm. Experience the agriculture industry first-hand and develop your skills with external work experience.

This Level 2 course will give you a good introduction to agriculture and prepare you for Level 3 study. You’ll learn how to operate farm machinery, gain an understanding of crop and livestock husbandry, and develop your estate skills. With our farm on campus, there will be plenty of opportunities to get hands-on in practical sessions. You’ll spend one day per week gaining work experience to familiarise yourself with the industry. On successful completion, you could progress onto our Level 3 Agriculture Extended Certificate.

What you will study

  • Discovering the agricultural industry
  • The operation of agricultural machinery
  • Crop and livestock husbandry
  • Agricultural practical skills

Industry experience

During your course you will complete work experience, one day per week during the year, providing you with the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the industry. You will arrange your own work placement within an agricultural-related industrial organisation with the guidance of the agricultural academic staff.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs at grade 3 or above to include English Language or Maths.

Why study Agriculture at Hartpury College?

Whether you’re studying Agriculture, Engineering, Farm Mechanisation or Gamekeeping, our 500-hectare farm estate will be your classroom.

You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in every aspect of farming and estate operation; whether it’s milking in the dairy unit, maintaining farm machinery or active participation in routine farm and gamekeeping duties.

Two students holding lambs

How to apply

Apply online

To apply for a diploma course or A-levels at Hartpury College please complete an online application

What happens next?

Once we receive your application, we will write and invite you to attend an interview and written assessment with a member of staff on your chosen course. The interview is an opportunity to discuss the course content, ask any questions you may have and go on a tour of the campus.


If you are unable to complete an online application please contact

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