The BTEC Extended Certificate in Agriculture is a practical, work related course. It introduces you to the employment area you have chosen and provides an excellent basis to go on to a more advanced qualification
The course is designed for individuals who are interested in farming, land management and animal management. It allows you to develop knowledge in a range of associated areas, such as livestock, grassland and crop production, and farm management. In addition, you will complete extra components to boost your skills in other key areas.
The Course consists of three units:
Introduction to Animal and Plant Husbandry
Introduction to Grass and Forage Crop Production
Introduction to Farm Animal Production
Successful completion of the course will give you a range of options. Many students will choose to progress onto the Level 3 Agriculture course. You will also have the option of continuing your development through another form of industry training. Overall, the course gives you the skills and qualification to advance in your career. You will have enhanced your employment options, and will be able to seek an enhanced position in the industry.