Level 2 Agriculture

Careers, Not Just Courses

In 2019, 100% of our students successfully passed their qualification.

BMC has a rich heritage as a leading provider of agricultural courses in the East Midlands. For generations, students have gained excellent experience on our 850 acre Brooksby estate, getting hands-on training in every aspect of farming.

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Key facts

  • Start date: September
  • Duration: 1 Year (full-time)
  • Location: Brooksby
  • Fees: This course is fully funded for school leavers.
    If you are a mature student, a fee may apply. Please contact us for more information.

Your future

The vocational delivery of our courses enables you to get the very best out of your time at BMC. You will leave us ‘work ready’, having developed a great-skill set in arable agriculture and livestock, by learning the theory in practice, with real crops and real animals.

Our courses cover a range of specialist areas such as livestock breeding and nutrition, managing environments, crop production and land management. There is also an opportunity to develop your understanding of plant and soil science, and to learn business management within the land-based industries.

Our Agriculture students have the opportunity to enter regional and national competitions, as well as attending high profile events, such as the Uppingham and Melton Fat Stock Shows, and other livestock events.

We also have very good links with the industry; our Agriculture students have gone on to work as shepherds, herdsmen, tractor operators, agricultural representatives, estates managers and teachers.

Upon successful completion of this Level 2 course, students may progress onto a Level 3 land-based course here at BMC. Alternatively, students may wish to progress onto an apprenticeship or into employment within the industry.

Our Level 3 (2 year) courses allow students to progress on to University.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above including English, or Level 1 Agriculture and Entry 3 Functional Skills

If you miss the English and/or Maths requirements of your course, don’t worry – there are options to study these alongside your course. Click here to find out more.

Adult students are welcome to apply.

Typical Topics

  • Work -Related Experience in Agriculture
  • Land-Based Business
  • Farm Animal Production
  • Land-Based Machinery Operation
  • Estate Maintenance
  • Animal and Plant Husbandry



  • Participate in events such as the Lincolnshire County Show, with the chance to show the college’s pedigree Lleyn sheep and pigs.
  • Attend events like LAMMA to see the latest machine technology.
  • Visit dairy farms to understand the practices used in rotary milking.
  • Take an industry-relevant short course alongside your full-time qualification, such as PA1 and PA2 pesticides qualifications.
  • Learn about sustainable farming with ecology and the environment, by managing the set-aside land and field margins as part of the HLS Countryside Stewardship.


Accommodation is available for students studying Level 2 Agriculture.

Would you like to start a course at BMC in September, but are struggling with the distance? Our on-site 16-18 accommodation could be the perfect solution!

To find out more about our accommodation offer, get in touch!

T: 01664 850 850

E: accommodation@brooksbymelton.ac.uk

Visit Us

If you like what you’ve seen so far, why not come along to our next Brooksby Campus Open Event?

This is a fantastic way for you to get a feel for what it’s like to be a student at BMC. You will get to meet our industry-expert teaching staff, tour our fantastic facilities and find out everything you need to know about courses at BMC.

For a list of our upcoming events, click here.

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