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Agriculture is a vital part of Cumbria's economy and community, be part of its future at Kendal College.

Agriculture and other land-based work is a vital part of Cumbria’s economy and culture. We are excited to offer these new programmes, delivered by experienced staff for those wanting to develop the skills needed to make a career working in the sector.

Cumbria has a diverse land-based sector and our programmes will teach you modern techniques for productivity and business methods that will allow you to embrace the opportunities that will arise in the years to come. With our Cumbrian based offer and staff expertise, we will tailor our programmes to suit the needs of the local employers whilst ensuring that you have the knowledge and skills to succeed anywhere. With Cumbrian agriculture alone accounting for nearly 5% of all English farms over 508,000 hectares and full time 12,000 jobs there is plenty of work to do.

We will use our network of local employers to give you a diverse, relevant set of experiences. This won’t be tied to one place or type of location, or our own facilities so we can ensure you receive the training you need to be ready for what faces you after you leave college. This will include both taught practical sessions and work placements. You will undertake a work experience package that will allow you to put into practice and develop the skills you learn at college. This will be tailored to develop the skills and knowledge that you need for your future in agriculture.

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Land-Based Studies
Full-time 1 1st Sep 2023 1 Year

Level 1 Land-Based Studies is an introduction to all the skills involved in working on the land. It will help you understand what farm, forestry, land management and how to do practical jobs on them. You will develop a wide range of practical skills and get the chance to practice them in lots of different places. This course is based in Kendal.

Agriculture, Land Management & Production T-Level
Full-time 3 1st Sep 2023 2 Years

This course combines academic knowledge with meaningful work placements within the agriculture sector. During the 2-year programme, students will learn the core knowledge and skills needed for entry to various agriculture, land management and production occupations.

Safe Use of Sheep Dip
Part-time 2 26th May 2023 1 Day

This course will teach the safe use of sheep dip, sheep parasites, and sheep dip storage.