By studying Agriculture at Oaklands you will will gain the specialist knowledge and practical skills required for a career within the agricultural industry.  Our working farm gives students access to 500 acres of farmland and a wide range of livestock including sheep, pigs, cattle, goats and alpacas.

Our agriculture students benefit from:

  • Working alongside staff who specialise in working with animals
  • First-hand experience of looking after a variety of animals based on our site
  • Curriculum designed to give students a great starting point for when they enter into the industry.

Students  have the chance to learn how to prepare and show livestock at county shows around the country, including the Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Berkshire shows, where past students have picked up an impressive collection of prizes.

Every spring during peak lambing time our students take part in a rota system and stay at the College around the clock to make sure ewes who are giving birth get the assistance and care they need.

All of our full time programmes include opportunities to support and enhance your learning so that you can achieve your goals and ambitions. Students enrol on a Study Programme which individualises their education whilst enhancing their employability skills. A Study programme is made up of four key elements which includes a main vocational qualification, the development of English and maths through the study of GCSE’s or Functional Skills, Work-related learning through work experience and Personal Development Reviews.

Find a course to suit you from the list below. If you get stuck, don’t worry, help is at hand just call us on 01727 737000 or email

Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration2YR 2 Year
  • 3Full Level 3
  • SSt Albans Campus

Degree in Agriculture

The BA (Hons) Agriculture degree is validated by University of Hertfordshire and delivered in part by Oaklands College.

 Our BSc (Hons) Agriculture degree is a hands-on course that aims to equip students with an understanding of the crop and animal sciences behind food security as well as the larger concepts affecting our global food supply such as climate change, business practices, and government policy. The course bridges the gap between technical skills and specialist scientific knowledge within the agricultural sector that is vitally needed for the future security of our food resources. View course

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