Course type:

Level 3 National Extended Diploma Agriculture (Farm Mechanisation) Year 2

This program of study is designed to increase knowledge and practical skills across machinery operation, workshop skills and crop production. This course is a good balance between agriculture and engineering.

What you will study

The first year units have a strong agricultural content which includes one livestock and a crop production unit.

You'll have opportunities to gain skills and experience in our five workshop facilities and from operating some of the latest tractors and harvesting & cultivation equipment.

Machinery operations gives you the chance to gain experience when opportunity allows on the college farm and estate, making use of the range of tractors and equipment we have.

In your second year, business and machinery management units allow you to learn about these aspects of the industry. Engine and transmission units allow you to learn about maintaining tractors and equipment whilst carrying out practical tasks in our workshops.

Industry experience

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

The college maintains strong industry links enhancing the students experience through trips, visits and guest speakers.

Career and education opportunities

On completion, you should have a thorough understanding of your subject and be ready to progress into higher education or into full employment.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

Achieve a merit or above in Level 3 National Foundation Diploma Agriculture (Farm Mechanisation), 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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