This is an introductory-level course that is designed to allow students interested in a career in the land-based sector to develop the confidence and skills they will need whilst studying. It makes the best possible use of the College’s outstanding facilities and is a mixture of Horticulture, Engineering, Agriculture and Countryside studies.
- Safe and effective working practices
- Transportation of supplies
- Maintenance of structures and surfaces
- Maintenance of equipment
- Planting and establishing plants
- Habitat management work
- Animal care
- Work experience and employability skills
- English and Maths, as required.
One year full-time, normally in college three days a week.
Students can follow higher level programmes at the college at Level 2 in Agriculture, Engineering, Countryside, Horticulture and Game-keeping.
Work in a wide variety of roles in land-based engineering, on an arable and livestock farm, with animals in sanctuaries and wildlife centres, in environmental conservation and horticulture.
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A genuine passion for the subject and one satisfactory reference is needed.
BTEC Level 3 in Agriculture
Lucy grew up on the family farm, which is owned by her parents and includes a beef suckler herd.
Q: What do you like about Riseholme College?
A: I enjoy the outside practical activities. Also, the staff all treat you like a grown up and are very helpful.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: I really like the friendly atmosphere on the course and I get on well with the other students.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I will be looking to get a job in the agriculture industry after this course and hope to progress from there to a senior position.