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BTEC Level 3 in Agriculture

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Extended Diploma in Agriculture (QCF)
Code 3
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Developed with employers and professional bodies, this qualification identifies knowledge, understanding and technical skills needed from you entering the sector in the coming years. Work experience forms a large part of the study programme with learners needing to complete over 300 hours off-site work experience.

This is a broad-based course for those with a passion for working with crops or livestock. It combines theory and practical work to fully equip you for the world of work. A range of study pathways over one or two years are available to suit your needs.

A range of pathways are available, dependent on your qualifications.

  • One-year Extended Certificate
  • One-year Subsidiary / 90 Credit Diploma  
  • Two-year 120 Diploma 
  • Two-year Extended Diploma.


  • Crop production
  • Livestock husbandry
  • Estate skills
  • Machine operations
  • Work experience
  • Professional working responsibilities
  • Maths and/or English, as required.

How will it be delivered?

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 / First Diploma or equivalent. A satisfactory reference is also needed.

Your next steps...

Students can go on to study Agriculture at degree-level at Bishop Burton College.


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