Countryside & Agriculture

Our specialist pathways include Agriculture, Countryside and Environment, Forestry and Arboriculture, Horticulture and Gamekeeping, giving you the ability to focus on the subjects you are really interested in as well as giving you a grounding in the land-based industries as a whole.

With access to sheep, dairy and arable farms, estates, national parks and leisure facilities through our extensive and wellestablished employer links, you will be able to develop the range of practical skills you need for the huge range of employment opportunities in the Land-based sector, whether you choose to study a full-time course or an Apprenticeship.

All of our tutors are experts in their fields with specialist knowledge of Agricultural Botany, Ecology and Garden Design and with experience of working with the National Trust, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Skipton in Bloom and Harrogate Flower Show. With their knowledge and contacts, you will be able to visit relevant exhibitions and demonstration grounds as well as gaining inspiration from guest speakers from a variety of Agriculture, Countryside and Environmental sectors.

In addition to work placements, you may be able to study for additional qualifications in Chainsaw and Brushwood Cutter Usage, Dry Stone Walling and ATV Handling.

VOCATIONAL
If you are looking for a practical course, love the outdoors and want to learn more about the world of farming and agriculture, then you will enjoy this Land-based Diploma.
2020-2021
Vocational
Level 1
With specialist pathways in Agriculture, Countryside and Environment, Forestry and Arboriculture, Horticulture, Gamekeeping and Sports Turf, this Diploma can lead to many career opportunities in...
2020-2021
Full-time, Vocational
Level 2
Auction Mart
Want to work outdoors as a Ranger, Wildlife Conservation Officer, Woodland Manager, Gamekeeper, Agricultural Contractor or in the Agricultural sector? This course will teach you the practical...
2020-2021
Full-time, Vocational
Level 3
Auction Mart
Apprenticeships
Cultivate your agricultural skills by taking up this Apprenticeship and work on livestock farms.
2019-2020
Apprenticeships
Level 2
Auction Mart
The Countryside Apprenticeship focuses on practical skills to assist countryside management and community environmental projects.
2019-2020
Apprenticeships
Level 2
Auction Mart
Love the outdoors? The Horticulture Apprenticeship can lead to jobs in public parks and gardens, green spaces and historic gardens, private gardens and estates or in production nurseries and retail...
2019-2020
Apprenticeships
Level 2
Auction Mart
Part-time
Always wanted to drive a tractor? Now’s your chance.
2019-2020
Part-time
Sat 21 September 2019
Auction Mart
Always wanted to drive a tractor? Now’s your chance.
2019-2020
Part-time
Sat 16 May 2020
Auction Mart
Insider... News & Videos
Videos
Mountain Rescue & Search Dogs
Tractor Training
Conservation & Countryside
Events
Kath Pinington – Polework & Jumping Clinic
19 November 2019
11:00 - 17:00
Open Evening – Skipton
26 November 2019
17:30 - 19:30
Open Evening – Aviation Academy
04 December 2019
17:30 - 19:30
Year 11 Taster Morning 2019
06 December 2019
09:30 - 11:30
Our Staff
Other Sites