Course type:

Level 3 National Diploma Agriculture

Increase your knowledge and practical skills across machinery operation, livestock skills and crop production, with this two-year programme.

This course will provide you with the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding in a wide range of agricultural subjects.

What you will study

You will study aspects of:

  • Sheep
  • Beef
  • Dairy production
  • Agronomy associated with combinable and forage crops

We place a huge value on work experience which is incorporated into the course and a component of the Hartpury Certificate.

Career and education opportunities

On successful completion of the first year, including positive tutor reports and progress made with Maths and English, you'll then progress onto the second year. Opportunities are available through some universities to progress onto foundation degree courses or into full time employment.

Through industry links and a period of work placement 99% of students make positive progression into employment or higher education.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

2 Year
2 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

Achieve a merit or above in Level 3 National Extended Certificate Agriculture, grade 4 or above in GCSE English Language and Mathematics and receive a satisfactory reference from course tutor.

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

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