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2 Years
Milnthorpe Road Campus


Agriculture is a vital part of Cumbria's economy and community. Be part of its future with us.

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Course Overview

T-Level summary:
- Two-year course
- Equivalent to 3 A-Levels
- Worth up to 168 UCAS points (Triple Distinction*).
- Created alongside employers
- Includes an extended industry placement within the industry (315 hours minimum)
- Supports progression into university and a professional career within land-based industries

T-Levels bring together academic knowledge with practical experience. The course will give you the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into all areas of agriculture.

Meaningful Work Placements
Our T-Level students will gain direct work experience in placements best suited to their career aspirations. They will spend a minimum of 9 weeks over the 2-year course, working with employers in the industry to develop and apply their knowledge, core skills and professional behaviours within the agricultural sector.

This will give T-Level students a solid foundation to progress onto studying at higher levels at university, a higher level apprenticeship or employment in the industry.

The core content includes:
- Sustainability, including environmental legislation, sustainable development, climate change and waste management principles
- The principles of biosecurity
- Employment rights and responsibilities and progression opportunities within the sector
- Ethical principles
- The supply chain and principles of stock management
- Business organisations, enterprise skills and project management
- Characteristics protected by equality legislation
- Communication
- Principles of customer care
- Finance
- Health and safety
- Information and data

You will also learn about topics specific to agriculture.

In addition to the core content, each student will complete at least one module of occupation-specific content.
- Livestock production; or
- Crop and plant production

Partnership Farms
The college works with a network of partner farms, allowing us to give our students access to a range of farming methodologies, breeds and technology. This means that our students gain a rich and broad practical experience.

Assessment is via practical & academic-based assignments, examinations and a series of assessed tasks based on a case study.

Further Opportunities
The department organises a variety of guest speakers throughout the year and the opportunity to gain land-based "ticket" qualifications.

Awarding body
This qualification is awarded by City & Guilds.

Entry Requirements

This qualification is designed for students aged 16-18.

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including Maths, English & Science, OR a level 2 diploma or NVQ in a related field with a merit or distinction.

After Your Course

This course enables progression to employment within the industry, apprenticeships, and on to a variety of university courses, for example:
- BSc in Agriculture
- BSc in Agriculture with Farm Management
- BSC in Environmental Science

This course can lead to careers in many areas such as farm management, agronomist, farm supply chain, sustainability or perhaps research.



The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time courses and per course for part-time courses.

Other costs may be associated with this course, e.g., kit, equipment, books, trips, etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.

Courses fees

The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2024/25 academic year.

Level 3-6 Courses

Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19 or over and studying eligible level 3, 4, 5 & 6 courses. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.

You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a Level 3 qualification if you do not already have a Level 3 qualification (this will depend on the course & your age on 31/08/24).

Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.


The fees displayed are for the one-year AS-Level course. If you would like to progress onto the full A-Level, please get in touch with us for the cost of the second year, as it will be different.

16-18 year olds

There are no course fees if you were aged 16-18 on 31/08/24 and are not studying at another institution.

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