A minimum of five GCSEs at A- C Level. Ideally these should include English, Maths and a science related subject.
Or BTEC or City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture at overall Merit.
Candidates are encouraged to have a period of practical experience before starting the course.
Chassis and engines
Farm and horticultural machinery used for field work and harvesting
Diagnosis and rectification of faults
Business and machinery management
Plant and soil science with arable crop and grassland production
Livestock husbandry including sheep, dairy, beef and pig production
Estate skills and environmental issues
Machinery operation, their maintenance and workshop practices
Farm business management and farm diversification