OverviewCrop & Plant Production (T Level)
This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in agricultural crop production and land management. When studying a T Level qualification, you will spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a high-quality placement with an employer.
This study programme includes a broad range of units to enable you to develop the knowledge and technical skills required to work in crop and plant production industries.
Areas of study include plant and soil science, crop production, machinery operations, business management and agricultural science.
As Part of your course you will study at our working Kingshill Farm Site. The farm has 98 hectares of arable cropping, including Wheat, Barley, Peas, Sugar Beet and permanent pasture. You will learn to drive, calibrate and maintain farm equipment to support crop selection, management and husbandry.
You will be taught by industry specialists with access to modern farming methods and specialist equipment and resources. By learning on our working farm you will have access to the largest classroom on site to support your knowledge and understanding to progress into a career in crop and plant production.
Need to know
4 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths.
What qualification will I gain?
City and Guilds T Level in Agriculture Land Management and Production – Crop and Plant Production
How will I be assessed?
This course will be assessed by exam and synoptic assessment. In the second year there will be a work-based project.
The course consists of core knowledge and understanding in:
Sustainability, Biosecurity, Ethics, Supply Chain, Business, Equality, Relationship Management, Communication, Finance, Health and Safety, Information and Data and Working in the Agricultural Sector.
Specialist topics will involve establishing a range of crops in field and container-based systems, managing and harvesting these crops for optimum yield and quality. You will also learn how to maintain the habitats surrounding the crop production environment and collect and evaluate yield data and planning nutrient applications to support increased food production.
Unit content will include:
- Operating principles of machinery, equipment and technology
- Crop selection and establishment
- Crop science, nutrient and chemical planning
- Crop harvest, handling and yield analysis
- Business planning and growth
- Principles of soil, water and energy codes of practice
- Estate management
- Key environmental legislations
On completion of this study programme you could progress on to the Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc) here at College, or a university-level course elsewhere, or find employment in the agriculture sector.
Farm Worker, Agricultural Contractor, farm manager, agronomist, machinery technician.
To study this course you will be required to have:
- PPE: Steel Toe Capped Boots or Wellington Boots
- 2 Pairs of Overalls
A number of trips will be organised in the UK and abroad, and you will also have the opportunity to enter competitions and participate in agriculture shows.
The College works closely with the local community and employers to give you the experience of the working environment.
You could also study to achieve the following additional qualifications:
- Level 2 Certificate in competency of Tractor driving
- Level 2 Certificate in competency of Fork lift truck operations
- PA1 Pesticide application
- PA2 Pesticide application mounted sprayer
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