Agriculture (0073)

Last Updated: 26 May 2016
Focusing upon the major principles and practices within modern agriculture in a College-based setting, the learner will be able to start or build on a career in the Farming Industry.

UCAS tariff

Certificate in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

70

28

D

60

24

M

40

16

P

20

8

 

Subsidiary Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

140

56

D

120

48

M

80

32

P

40

16

 

Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

280

112

D

240

96

M

160

64

P

80

32

 

Extended Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

420

168

D

360

144

M

240

96

P

120

48

 

90- Credit Diploma in Land Based Services UCAS tariff

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

210

84

D

180

72

M

120

48

P

60

24

These agriculture qualifications are for anyone interested in a career in farming or farm management. You may be just starting out, or taking a break from a farming job to get some valuable training. You don't need any previous qualifications or experience to get started. At Level 2 you can be under 16. To take a Level 3 qualification you need to be 16 or over.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

At Level 2 you'll get an introduction to important topics in agriculture - you might choose things like animal husbandry and crop production.

Depending on the size of qualification you choose, you might also cover the science behind farming, do work experience and gain practical skills.

At Level 3 you'll gain in-depth insight into the mechanics and science for farming. You might cover things like microbiology or the genetics of crop production. You'll also gain plenty of practical experience in your choice of skills, from beef production to estate management.

You'll learn with your training provider - maybe through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments.

You'll be assessed on assignments, one for each unit you complete.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
You may be new to agriculture or have some knowledge and basic skills. You want to develop your skills, perhaps to start work on a farm or prepare for further training.

Level 3
You may have some experience in agriculture or have gained your Level 2 qualification. You want to develop the skills to be a more senior farm worker or manager, or to prepare for higher-level training.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A certificate or diploma in Agriculture is designed to help you find work as a farm worker or farm manager.

Once you've completed the Level 2 qualification you can move on to Level 3. If you have a current job you might be interested in a work-based qualification:

  • Level 2 or 3 qualifications in Work-based Agriculture.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

You'll deliver these qualifications in a classroom environment and provide access to practical experience.

You'll need to provide your learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualification. You will need qualified internal assessors.

You'll assess learners on assignments.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

You can get fast-track approval for the Level 2 qualifications if you offer:

  • Level 2 National Certificate in Agriculture (0340-02).

You can get fast-track approval for the Level 3 qualifications if you offer:

  • Level 3 Advanced National Certificate in Agriculture (0340-03).

Fast-track approval is available for 1 year after the qualifications launch. Please check before you apply.

Anyone can take these qualifications but you must make sure all learners can access the resources they need to complete them.

At Level 3 you will need to provide access to work experience.

Level 2

This level is ideal if you are new to agriculture or have some knowledge and basic skills. You want to develop your skills, perhaps to start work on a farm or prepare for further training.

To earn this qualification, you must complete a range of mandatory and optional units, including:
  • Introduction to farm animal production
  • Tractor driving
  • Assist with agricultural crop production
  • Introduction to crop establishment
  • Introduction to farm animal production
  • Conservation and improvement of British habitats.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A certificate or diploma in Agriculture is designed to help you find work as a farm worker or assistant/farm manager or contractor.

Once you've completed the Level 2 qualification, you can move on to Level 3. If you have a current job, you might be interested in Level 2 or 3 qualifications in Work-based Agriculture.

Level 2 in Agriculture (0073-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture

  • Accreditation No: 500/8575/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 60 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 360 - 360 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: Data unavailable This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 2 Certificate in Agriculture

  • Accreditation No: 500/8584/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 15 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 90 - 90 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Extended Certificate in Agriculture

  • Accreditation No: 500/8590/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 30 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 180 - 180 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: Data unavailable This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3

One or more pathways within this qualification has been approved by the DfE to appear in the 2016 Performance Tables. To review the qualifications approved please click here.

This level is ideal if you have some experience in agriculture or have gained your Level 2 qualification. You want to develop the skills to be a more senior farm worker or manager, or to prepare for higher-level training.

To earn this qualification, you must complete a range of mandatory and optional units, including:

  • Understand the principles of plant science
  • Undertake agricultural crop production
  • Understand and use agricultural spreaders and sprayers
  • Understand and carry out farm livestock husbandry
  • Understand animal anatomy and physiology
  • Business management in the land-based sector.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A certificate or diploma in Agriculture is designed to help you find work as a farm worker or farm manager.

Learners may progress to Higher Education as these qualifications have UCAS points.

Level 3 Agriculture (0073-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Agriculture

  • Accreditation No: 500/8388/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 60 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 360 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture

  • Accreditation No: 500/8487/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 120 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 720 - 720 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Agriculture

  • Accreditation No: 500/8488/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 30 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 180 - 180 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture

  • Accreditation No: 500/8490/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 180 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 1080 - 1080 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 90-Credit Diploma in Agriculture

  • Accreditation No: 600/6048/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 90 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 540 - 540 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

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