BTEC Level 3 in Agriculture :: Riseholme College

Course: BTEC Level 3 in Agriculture

Department: Agriculture

Type: 16+

Duration: One or two years

The Course

This is a broad-based course for those with a passion for working with crops or livestock. It combines theory and practical work to fully equip you for the world of work. A range of study pathways over one or two years are available to suit your needs.

What You Study

  • Soil and plant science (external exam)
  • Professional Working Responsibilities (externally set assessment)
  • Contemporary issues in the land based Sector (externally set assessment)
  • Agricultural Business Improvements
  • Estate skills
  • Livestock production
  • Crop production
  • Sheep and beef production
  • Root crop and field vegetable production
  • Machinery operations
  • Work experience
  • Additional learning goals e.g. volunteering / competency tests.
  • English and Maths, as required.


We offer a range of pathways to study over one or two years, depending on your qualifications.

  • Extended Certificate (one year)
  • Foundation Diploma (one year)
  • Diploma (two year)
  • Extended Diploma (two year).

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4 or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 / First Diploma. A satisfactory reference is also needed.

Lucy Robinson

BTEC Level 3 in Agriculture

Lucy grew up on the family farm, which is owned by her parents and includes a beef suckler herd.