This is yearlong combined practical and theory based course with an emphasis on developing your practical skills. You will also undertake theory sessions that will unpin your understanding of lessons on practical sessions. A work placement one day a week is also required as part of the course.
- Livestock production
- Crop production
- Estate skills
- Machinery operation
- Plant and animal science
- Work Placement
- Health and Safety
- English and Maths
A work experience day is built into the course to further enhance your practical skills. A feature of the course is the visits we undertake to a range of organisations, farms, shows and demonstrations. Your course is assessed by:
- A multiple choice Health and Safety exam
- A multiple choice subject exam
- Written and practical assessment under controlled conditions
Additional qualifications are offered at the commencement of the programme. Courses may include rough terrain fork lift truck operation, ATV training, tractor driving as well as health and safety in agriculture. Additional charges may apply.
The York campus has access to Westfield Farm and Home Farm, which is based in nearby Askham Richard.