Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ




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City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture

This agriculture qualification is aimed at anyone interested in a career in farming or farm management. You may be completely new to agriculture or you may have some knowledge or existing skills.

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The large practical element of this course will help you to build a variety of skills that will allow you to either progress to higher level study or move directly into employment upon successful completion. You will spend two days per week working in a range of locations across Pembrokeshire undertaking practical activities related to the course.

  • Three GCSEs at grade D or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh or Mathematics/Numeracy
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to attending a course information session or informal interview
  • Successful completion of relevant Level 1 programme with a merit grade or above in addition to a successful decision from progression board meeting

Units studied may include:

  • Introduction to Farm Animal Production
  • Participate in Providing Estate Maintenance
  • Introduction to Dairy and Beef Cattle Husbandry
  • Introduction to Grass and Forage Crop Production
  • Conservation and Improvement of British Habitats

Mandatory units:

  • Undertake Work Related Experience in the Land-based Industries
  • Environmental and Land-based Business

As part of the course you will also develop skills in problem solving, personal thinking, communication and working with others which are transferable to whichever course you decide to pursue in the future.

This course is delivered over three days per week with one day spent in the classroom and two days delivered in a range of locations throughout Pembrokeshire. Agricultural practical locations will vary from year to year, working with local farms as well as developing working projects with Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society at Withybush.

As part of the course, you will also learn how to drive a tractor, how to maintain small engines, and an introduction to crop establishment and production. You will also learn how to be more employable and receive timetabled tutorials from the course tutor.

You may need to study an additional skills course depending on:
  • the course you are taking at College
  • what grades you gained in your GCSE Maths and/or English Language
Click below to find out what skills course you may be taking at College

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence

Successful completion of this course and progression to a higher level programme could lead to a number of future career opportunities including: Farm Worker, Farm Manager, Farm Contractor or Self Employment.

Following successful completion of this course learners could look to progress to a higher level course at the College, seek an appropriate Apprenticeship or go directly into employment.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Clothing, which you can purchase online before you start the course
  • Practical/comfortable clothing for parts of the course
  • Ensure that your Tetanus vaccination and any other appropriate vaccinations are up to date before commencing work with animals or in the countryside
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2024/25
  • You will need to pay a £35 agriculture workshop fee each year before you start the course
  • You can rent a locker for £10 per year this will be refunded if the locker remains undamaged and keys are returned
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

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Sports Academy: While on this course you may be able to join our Sports Academy, if you have a talent for sport, find out what we offer on our Sports Academy page.

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Last updated: 01/03/2024
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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