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Agriculture Level 3 (Livestock Pathway)


Designed to prepare you for a career in one of the UK's most vital industries - Agricultural food production. In Year 1 learners will acquire a broad knowledge of all the issues relating to agriculture and the skills required. In Year 2 students then specialise in one of three pathways including Livestock listed below.


Year 1 (All Students)

  • Livestock
  • Crops
  • Estate Skills
  • Machinery
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Grassland and forage production
  • AgriBusiness

Click through for the Agriculture Level 3 Full programme

Year 2 (Livestock Pathway)

  • Farm animal science
  • Health and nutrition
  • Livestock production
  • Business planning
  • Waste and pollution management
  • ATV and rough terrain forklift operations

Alternative Year 2 Level 3 Pathways in Arable or Farm Mechanisation are available at York Only

For the full digital course guide click here

Entry Requirements

Usually at least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (new GCSE grading levels 4 to 9) to include any 2 from English, Maths and Science with at least a grade D in the remaining subject. Alternatively a suitable Level 2 vocational qualification (Merit or above) with English and Maths at Level 2

Further Study

Progression routes from the programme can include Foundation Degree study leading to Degree programmes in Agriculture or onto a Level 4 Apprenticeship in Agriculture.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400