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Level 3 (T Level) Qualifications in Agriculture

  • BERKSHIRE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
  • LEVEL 3
Student feeding cows

Course Overview

During the 2-year programme, students will learn the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of agriculture, land management and production occupations.

The study programme includes the Technical qualification, English, Maths & Digitial Skills & Industry Placement.

The Technical qualification is split into Core content and specilist content.

We will be offering the Livestock Production specialist content, which includes the skills knowledge and behaviours needed to work with Cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry.

Course Code

Z83CB011

Course Fee
Please contact us for more information
End Date

Fri, 03 Jul 2026

Entry Requirements

Applicants will need to have five GCSEs at grade 4 or above in maths, English and science (and two others).

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Course information

WIthin the core content students will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including, but not limited to:

Sustainability, including environmental legislation, sustainable development, climate change and waste management principles.

Employment rights and responsibilities and progression opportunities within the sector
Ethical principles
The supply chain and principles of stock management.
Finance
Health & Safety.
Customer Care & Communication
Information systems and data collection.

We will be offereing the Livestock Production specialist content, which includes the skills knowledge and behaviours needed to work with Cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry.
The specialist content includes but is not limited to:

Health and safety of working with livestock.
Livestock BIology.
Livestock Health and Welfare
Livestock Husbandry
Business Management

2 years

This course is delivered predominantly through theory lessons, some practical work, group seminars and internal and external Industry placement.
There will be at least 9 weeks of external industry placement.

Assessment takes place through the completion of examinations, synoptic assessment, Employer related projects, homework and successful completion of industry placement.

Students will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:

Sustainability, including environmental legislation, sustainable development, climate change and waste management principles
the principles of biosecurity
Employment rights and responsibilities and progression opportunities within the sector
Ethical principles
The supply chain and principles of stock management
Business organisations, enterprise skills and project management
Characteristics protected by equality legislation
Communication
Principles of customer care
Finance
Health and safety
Information and data

There will be at least 9 weeks of external industry placement.

Progression can be on to Higher Education studying subjects such as Agriculture, Applied Farm Management & Rural Land Management.

We have had learners attend Harper Adams University, Royal Agricultural University and Aberystwyth University,

Level 3

Working in the agriculture industry can be highly rewarding but it requires hard work and dedication.

You will need to be comfortable with working outdoors in all weathers, be physically fit and be able to carry out routine husbandry tasks e.g. checking livestock out on our 162-hectare estate, manual handling and restraining livestock, transporting tools and debris, cleaning and feeding the animals and working to provide the highest possible standard of care.

We have a strict dress code for working with our commercial livestock and working on our Animal Centre and, as such, you need to be prepared to follow instructions from all staff in order to maintain your own health, safety and welfare and that of our animals.

Our Level 3 courses have a high science content, therefore a passion and interest in these science-based modules are essential for success at this level.