Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Agriculture

This City & Guilds course places an emphasis on practical skills development. Students attend class one day per week with the other four days being spent on the work experience provider’s farm.

Course content

Basic skills include:

  • Animal health and welfare
  • Animal selection and breeding
  • Feeding livestock
  • Keeping farm records
  • Routine treatments, for example, dosing and injecting

and two subsidiary subjects from:

  • Emergency first aid
  • Foundation module of pesticide application
  • Manual handling
  • Tractor operation

Progression opportunities and career destinations

This course provides students with an opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 Work-based Diploma in the enterprise of their choice or onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture to gain additional supervisory skills.

Entry Requirements

Normally two Grade Cs or three Grade Ds at GCSE or equivalent. Preference will be given to applicants with English or Mathematics at Grade C or above plus relevant knowledge of the industry and basic livestock skills, which can be acquired prior to leaving school.

Students who have not attained GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade C or above will have to complete Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy.