About this course
The Extended Diploma is a three-year sandwich course, equivalent to three A-Levels, designed to provide the knowledge and skills essential for a career in the landbased sector. The course combines practical skills on the college farms, classroom theory and one year of industry work experience.
Note: This course is offered in Greenmount Campus only.
- Normally five GCSE subjects at Grade C or above, including Mathematics, English and a Science subject or equivalent qualifications are required. Applicants must also demonstrate that they have the equivalent of one year's relevant industry experience, which can be acquired prior to leaving school.
- Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture normally at Merit level or above, or an equivalent qualification and normally Grade C in English and Mathematics or equivalent.
- Applicants who can demonstrate significant relevant industry experience will also be considered. These applicants may be required to submit work-based evidence and undertake written assessments and/or practical competence tests as part of the assessment.