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Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agriculture

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Gain the technical know-how and practical skills you need to work in the agricultural industry – and play your part in feeding a growing global population. Study on our 150-hectare rural campus at Writtle College.

The world is facing a food crisis. We need to produce at least 50% more food to feed a rapidly growing population of 9 billion people by 2050. The agricultural industry needs people who can meet that challenge with fresh thinking and new approaches.

By studying agriculture at Writtle College, you could play an important role in developing the future of British and international farming.

We’re one of the leading land-based institutions in the UK, based on an open campus with approximately 130 hectares of arable land, livestock, and a working farm. You’ll have use of all these facilities as a student.

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Hands-on learning

As an agricultural student at Writtle College you'll:

  • get hands-on experience on our campus farm
  • work extensively with livestock throughout your studies
  • learn about state-of-the-art technology and machinery
  • develop skills such as tractor driving and forklift operations.

Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • make full use of facilities including library and IT resources
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.

Awarding body

City & Guilds

City & Guilds is the global leader in skills development and apprenticeship schemes with 2 million learners working on diverse qualifications every year.

Careers and educational progression

Level 3 qualifications can provide a route into the agricultural profession, support career development if you’re already working in agriculture, or be a foundation for further learning or training.

After completing this course, you could further your education by studying an undergraduate degree, such as our BSc (Hons) Agriculture.

Or you might move into employment in roles including:

  • Trainee assistant farm manager
  • Assistant herdsperson/stockperson
  • Agricultural technician
  • Assistant machinery operator.

Apply now for Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agriculture

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