Level 2 Diploma Agriculture

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.

Key Information

Course Duration: One year
Part or Full Time: Full Time
Level of Study: Diplomas

Course Overview

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.

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

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“I had some of the best times of my life at Hartpury. My advice to students would be to grasp all of the opportunities on offer.”
Jacob Anthony
Level 3 National Diploma Agriculture


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