Advanced Diploma in Agriculture

Derby College
United Kingdom
Advanced Diploma
Study mode
2 years
January September
Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

  • You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject.
  • You will need:
  • a minimum of four GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and/or Maths
    • an Intermediate Diploma in the chosen subject to a Merit or Distinction standard, including English and/or Maths
  • If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject.  All applicants will be interviewed, will undertake an initial assessment in English and maths, and must present an example of current work.
  • To progress to Year 2 of this course, you will be required to obtain a Pass grade or above during your first year. 


  • Business management
  • Industrial and work experience
  • Estate skills
  • Introduction to crop production
  • Machinery operation and maintenance
  • Animal science
  • Plant and soil science
  • Principles of animal production
  • Principles of machinery
  • Spreaders and sprayers
  • Undertaking animal production
  • Grassland management
  • Undertaking farm habitat management
  • Forage crops
  • Investigative project
  • Managing agricultural environments
  • Livestock breeding and nutrition

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