Level 2 Technical Certificate in Agriculture

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Agriculture AG220A01/23/1 Further Education

Course Information

This course provides the practical skills and knowledge that will help you gain employment in agriculture. You will acquire a wide range of knowledge, practical skills and industry experience from both your studies and work experience on a local farm. The course includes husbandry of crops, livestock, estate skills, farm machinery operation and maintenance.

Employment prospects for qualified and experienced young people with the right attitude are excellent as the industry is experiencing a skills shortage.

The course is specially designed to develop practical skills and produce students who are able to operate machinery and look after livestock and crops to a high standard.


  • Level 2 - Technical Certificate in Agriculture
Course Content
  • Health and Safety for Land-based Industries
    Agricultural Power Units and Machinery Operation
    Crop Husbandry
    Farm animal production
    Farm Estate maintenance
    Physiology of Plants and Animals
    English and Maths

    Additional qualifications that are available (subject to satisfactory attendance and completion of assignments) include City & Guilds (NPTC) Certificate of Competence in Tractor Driving and Related Operations. First Aid and Manual Handling are also taught. Much of the training towards these qualifications is included within the course and in most cases only assessment fees need to be paid by students wishing to achieve these additional qualifications.
Entry Requirements
  • 4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above, including English and math OR successful completion of a Level 1 Diploma in a relevant vocational subject and working towards Level 1 Functional Skills.
    Some farming experience before commencing the course is essential, as is the ability to cope with written work. A work placement for at least 150 hours will need to be completed.
    Attitude to learning is also considered.
Next Steps
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture, Intermediate Apprenticeship in Agriculture or employment.
Career Opportunities
  • Tractor driver, Herdsperson/Shepherd, General farm worker, Agricultural technician, Working for an agricultural contractor, Harvest worker, Assistant dairy person

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
07-Sep-2023 23-Jun-2024 9.00 a.m. 4.00 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Full Time
Day of the week Number of sessions
Various 105
Course Fees

There are no course fees for eligible students aged 16-18. Students aged 19-25 may also be eligible for government funding or a student loan depending on their circumstances.
Assessment fees for some additional qualifications - usually between £70 and £150 per qualification for certificates of competence such as Tractor Driving. For some additional qualifications a contribution towards the cost of training may also be required.

Uniform - Kingston Maurward Polo shirt/sweatshirt.

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. Access to IT equipment at home and at College. Tetanus protection is recommended. All protective equipment will be inspected by the Course Manager

What's next?

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