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2 years
Full time
Diploma / Certificate

Program description

The Agriculture Diploma course will give you a broad knowledge of all the issues relating to agriculture and the skills, techniques and attitudes essential for success in the agricultural industry which continues to be a significant contributor to the UK economy.

The core modules of the Agriculture course are work experience, an investigative project, plant and soil science, animal anatomy and physiology, and business management.

Other modules could include various aspects of land based machinery, livestock and crop production, and estate and habitat management.

You can then choose additional modules to focus on either an arable or livestock route. There are also visits to agricultural shows and events. Your work is assessed continually throughout the course.

Further study

Higher education qualifications such as Foundation Degrees in Agriculture and Land Management or Countryside Management and, if you’re successful, then on to a ‘top up’ BSc Hons degree.


In many sectors such as agriculture, countryside management and all allied industries. Students typically go on to work as forepersons, herd persons and general farm workers at crafts person rates of pay. With further training you could become a manager.

Admission requirements

Students wishing to study Agriculture diploma must meet the following entry requirements:

  • evidence of previous study at GCSE level or equivalent is required,
  • references and subject to interview.

About school

Askham Bryan College

Askham Bryan College is one of the UK's foremost land-based colleges and provides education and training at all levels from introductory courses for school leavers right up to honours degrees. The college, previously Yorkshire Institute of Agriculture, was founded in 1948...

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Askham Bryan College

Askham Fields Lane
YO23 3FR York
United Kingdom

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