Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Agriculture

This City & Guilds course provides education and training to Level 3 and gives applicants the flexibility to combine work and education. The course reinforces production and management skills in a chosen livestock enterprise.

Course content

Students study one of the following livestock enterprises:

  • Beef and sheep production
  • Milk production

and cover nutrition, grassland management, housing, records, animal health, selecting stock and, if applicable, milking. There is also the opportunity to achieve additional awards.

To hear further information about our courses please see below for a presentation by the Course Manager

Progression opportunities and career destinations

This course may provide students with an opportunity to progress onto the Foundation Degree in Agriculture and Technology. On completion of the course, students will have the necessary skills to work in a variety of businesses connected with farming and practical agriculture jobs.

Entry Requirements

Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Agriculture and normally a Grade C in English and Mathematics or equivalent.


Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture or equivalent qualification and normally a Grade C in English and Mathematics or equivalent.


Applicants who can demonstrate significant relevant industry experience will also be considered. These applicants may be required to submit work-based evidence and undertake written assessments and/or practical competence tests as part of the assessment.

Key staff

Lorna Christie

Lorna Christie

Senior Lecturer (Agriculture)Agriculture,
Greenmount Campus