Access to Higher Education courses are designed to prepare students aged 19+ for a Foundation Degree programme. This course includes specialist Agriculture units, enabling students to fully tailor their study programmes to suit their future progression or career aims.
- Introduction to business
- Higher Education study skills
- Organisations, people and products
- Land-based skills
- Introduction to science
- Science of life
- Research project
- Specialist Agriculture modules covering crop production, livestock production and technology.
One year, usually three days per week in college.
On completion of this course students can progress to a range of Foundation Degrees at the college, including in Agriculture.
Work in a wide range of exciting and diverse areas, including as an arable and livestock farm assistant or manager, agronomist, animal feed specialist and many more.
Lever arch file, dividers and hole punched lined paper, pencil case, pens and pencils. A laptop is desirable but not essential. USBs are not permitted. All work is stored using Microsoft OneDrive, free for Bishop Burton students.
Overalls and steel toe cap boots or wellingtons.
Advanced Learner Loans are available to help students cover the tuition fees for this course. Visit our Further Education Financial Support page for more information.
Please note, if you are applying for your first Level 3 course (including Access to Higher Education) and you are aged between 19 and 23, then your course is free, so you don’t need a loan!
You will need GCSEs in Maths, English and Science at grade 4 or above or equivalent qualifications, as well as relevant industry experience.
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture
James is from a farming family and wants to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather with a career in agriculture. His hobbies include shooting and football.
Q: What do you like about Riseholme College?
A: I really enjoy the practical activities and farm work. I have also met a lot of really great friends on my course.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: The supportive and friendly tutors. They are always there for you and will help in any way they can.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I would like to progress onto the Level Three Diploma programme at Riseholme College. Ultimately, I would like to become a farm manager or a partner in the family farm.