Level 1 Introduction to Agriculture and the Environment

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Agriculture, Welding and Forge, Agricultural Engineering AG223A01/20/1 Further Education

Course Information

Learn the basic skills, knowledge and understanding of working in agriculture and the countryside and prepare for employment or progression to a more advanced course, or an apprenticeship. Kingston Maurward College offers the ideal environment for students to develop agriculture and countryside skills at their own pace under expert guidance.

This programme offers a broad range of subjects and practical skills. Assessment takes place throughout the year and support with developing numeracy, literacy, study skills, IT and vocational skills is available.


  • Level 1 Introduction to Agriculture and the Environment
Course Content
  • Health and Safety for Land-based Industries
    Farm animal husbandry
    Introduction to crop production
    Tractor driving, machinery operation and maintenance
    Practical countryside skills
    Estate maintenance
    English and Maths
Entry Requirements
  • 4 GCSEs grade 2/E or above, including English and maths.Interest and enthusiasm in working in the land-based industries is essential. Other experience within the land-based industries will also be considered.Attitude to work/learning taken in to account
Next Steps
  • Level 2 Certificate in Agriculture, Level 2 Technical Certificate in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Intermediate Apprenticeship in Agriculture, Intermediate Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation
Career Opportunities
  • General farm worker, Tractor driver, Working for an agricultural contractor, Assistant shepherd/Assistant herdsperson, Assistant gamekeeper, Assistant dairy person, Contract milking, Estate maintenance

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
07-Sep-2020 24-Jun-2021
Mode of attendance
Full Time
Day of the week Number of sessions
Tue - Thu 105
Course Fees

Materials Required

Basic Stationery; Calculator, Pens, paper and lever arch files. Suitable Outdoor Clothing - The clothing must be suitable for environment, weather and time of year, Protective Overalls, Steel Toe Capped Work Boots, Steel Toe Capped Wellington Boots, Hi-vis yellow vest. AEL Uniform (polo shirt and sweat shirt). Tetanus protection is recommended. All protective equipment will be inspected by the Course Manager

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