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BTEC Level 3 in Agriculture

HOW AND WHEN TO ENROL

To ensure the safety of our staff and students and to manage the number of people on campus in a Covid-safe manner during this busy period, it is our intention to enrol as many students as possible online. You can find out if you’re eligible for online enrolment on our How to Enrol page.

If you are eligible to complete your enrolment online, you will receive a unique username and password via letter and email. This will allow you to sign in to access your online enrolment dashboard.

Online enrolment for this course opens on the following dates:

12th August

Please note: Access to your personal online enrolment dashboard will only be available from the date stated above.

If you need support with online enrolment, please email enquiries@bishopburton.ac.uk or give us a call on 01964 553000 during the support times shown on our How to Enrol page.

If you are not eligible for online enrolment or need extra support, please call 01964 553000 to book an appointment to enrol on campus.

INDUCTION

The enrolment process will be complete once you have attended Bishop Burton for your induction sessions, which will be the week commencing 6th September 2021.

The days that you are expected to be on campus for your induction sessions will be the same as your normal timetable. This will be sent to you via post after you have enrolled.

At induction, students will receive their ID badge, a copy of their Learner Agreement and details about how to access your college email account, including your username and password.

Autumn Term

Monday 6th September 2021 - Friday 17th December 2021


Autumn Half Term

Monday 25th October 2021 - Friday 29th October 2021


Spring Term

Tuesday 4th January 2022 - Friday 8th April 2022


Spring Half Term

Monday 21st February 2022 - Friday 25th February 2022


Summer Term

Monday 25th April 2022 - Friday 1st July 2022


Summer Half Term

Monday 30th May 2022 - Friday 3rd June 2022


Part of your time at college involves you undertaking work experience; some of this is completed on the college farm on a regular basis. This will give you access to be able to develop your skills and knowledge and you will accrue evidence which contributes to some of your units of study. During the academic year you will also complete further work experience which will contribute to your 315 hours required for your assessed work placement.

Previous students have worked on farms for the work experience period, or completed work experience at a machinery dealer. Support from the college is available to assist you in finding a suitable placement.

This year, the course has been redesigned to mimic industry requirements and therefore boost employability prospects for graduating students. The agriculture industry boasts a wide variety of exciting career opportunities and students will acquire a broad knowledge and the skills and techniques needed for entry in to this highly rewarding industry.

Before you begin your course, you’ll need to make sure you’re prepared with the right equipment. Many of our courses need specialist health and safety clothing, but we’ve made it simple - some of your essentials and college branded clothing can be bought from our online shop.

For your course, you will need:

  • A pair of strong sturdy safety boots (with steel toe-caps)
  • One pair of college-branded overalls - preferably made of cotton
  • College-branded white laboratory coat
  • Waterproof coveralls
  • Wellington boots
  • Folder with dividers to organise your work and assignments
  • Stationery including notepad for use in class, pens and pencils
  • USB pen drive (for saving your work).