Higher National Diploma in Agriculture

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Agriculture AG100A01/24/2 Higher Education

Course Information

Kingston Maurward is pleased to be working with Pearson BTEC to offer a Higher National Diploma in Agriculture .The course is highly industry focused with great opportunity to develop practical as well as academic skills. The programme is aimed at college leavers entering Agriculture looking to develop specialist farm management skills for industry. The course is also highly suited to those already in the industry looking to upskill at degree level to support their role in the industry. The course has eight units in the first year and can be studied an flexible way either, full time part time or by module credits.


  • Higher National Diploma in Agriculture
Course Content
  • The course has eight units in the first year and can be studied an flexible way either, full time part time or by module credits.

    Animal Health and Welfare
    Business and Business Environment
    Animal Husbandry
    Principles of Livestock Production
    Land Based Machinery and Technology
    Animal Nutrition
    Management Accounting
    Managing a Successful Project

    Year 2 includes the following modules, with additional optional modules available:
    Research Project (30 Credits)
    Advanced Financial Accounting
    Forage Production and Management
    Animal Breeding and Genetics
    Work experience
    Diversification and alternative enterprises
    Sustainable practices
Entry Requirements
  • Entrants will need Level 3 qualifications. This could include
    Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture (1080) - City and Guilds or BTEC - grade PPP or above, or MP for the 720 credit Extended Diploma.
    A Levels to a combination of 48 UCAS points - suitable subjects Biology, Maths, Geography

    Applicants should have GCSEs in English and maths at grade 4 or above.

    Mature students may want to discuss qualifications and experience before applying, but are not exempt from the course if they do not have specific entry qualifications.

    international students can apply but should have achieved IELTS at 5.5 or above.
Next Steps
  • External applicants should apply through UCAS as with other university level applications.

    Internal applicants progressing from Kingston Maurward can apply through myKMC.
Career Opportunities
  • This course leads into opportunities to progress to Level 6 courses at Universities and Colleges to gain BSc (Hons) in Agriculture.

    Typical employment would include assistant Farm Manager, independent agricultural enterprises, Farm secretary, advisor or consultant roles.

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
18-Sep-2024 31-Jul-2026 9:00 16:00
Mode of attendance
Full Time
Day of the week Number of sessions
Thu, Fri
Course Fees
Fee (HE International Student Fee) £9500.00
Fee (HE Full Fee) £6500.00

Students on this course are normally eligible for a student loan depending on their circumstances.
Fees shown are per year.

There may be additional cost for ensuring students have adequate PPE, costs of transport to the college and offsite trips may require additional costs such as entrance fees. Study Tours will have additional costs depending on the tour offered.

Materials Required

Learners will have practical sessions and should ensure they have correct PPE. This includes suitable clothing, steel toe boots, water proofs. Learners will also find it useful to have their own devices (laptops, tablets) to bring to college for classwork and to access learning materials.

What's next?

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