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You need English and maths skills to get on in life. They will support your studies at the College, help with everyday tasks and pave the way to future career success.
If you don’t already have a grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths – or equivalent qualifications – you will continue studying these subjects as part of your course at Derby College.
We’ll support you all the way: working with you on the right programme of development throughout your time with us.
When you’ve completed your course, why not broaden your horizons further still at Derby College? Additional qualifications in subjects such as Animal Care, Horse Care, Conservation, Horticulture and Arboriculture are exciting choices. Or check out our courses in Business, Enterprise and Management if you would like to set up a venture of your own.
Craig Gavagan from Breaston was the first Agriculture apprentice at Broomfield Hall – learning new skills while working on our farm which boasts a wide range of livestock.
Craig, a former pupil at Friesland School in Sandiacre, had originally planned to do A-levels but decided to take a different route to success after seeing the apprenticeship advertised.
I didn’t know anything about farming life before coming here but I never want to work in any other industry now. I love working with the livestock and machinery and I hope that the qualifications I gain as part of the apprenticeship will help me get a job after the programme finishes.
£16000 per year
Performing general duties on the farm
£25,000+ per year.
Designing, installing and servicing machinery and equipment
Experienced farm manager
£32,000+ per year
Responsible for the day-to-day running of a major enterprise
Up to £35,000 per year.
Responsible for ensuring standards and regulations in farming
Courses in this area are run at our Broomfield Hall campus. About Broomfield Hall »
Advice from the sector skills council for the land-based and environmental sectors
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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