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Agriculture Courses in Hertfordshire

By studying an Agriculture course at Oaklands you will gain the specialist knowledge and practical skills required for a career within the agricultural industry.

Students are given the opportunity to work on our farm and allows students access to 500 acres of farmland and a wide range of livestock including sheep, pigs, cattle, goats and alpacas.

Aneesa Kiani Head of Land Based Industries
"I enjoy working with the teams and developing further innovative and exciting opportunities for our students. In my short space at Oaklands College I have witnessed outstanding industry led opportunities for the students here. The staff are ever so passionate about getting the best for their student’s. One of the brilliant ideas I will be driving in both areas is  “farm to fork” an idea my Co-ordinator shared upon my first day here. I will be working with my teams to support a lot more interdisciplinary activities making sure our students keep getting the best professional, industry oriented standards  developing them with future employable skills."



Aneesa Kiani

Students who study agriculture 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.

Why Agricultural 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.

Students that study Agriculture at Oaklands are given the opportunity, during lambing season, to ensure 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. Agriculture 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 GCSEs 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

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 2Full Level 2
  • SSt Albans Campus
  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration2YR 2 Year
  • 3Full Level 3
  • SSt Albans Campus
  • Full TimePart TimeFull / Part Time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • SSt Albans Campus

Future Opportunities 

Click below for more information on what you can do with your Agricultural studies qualification.

Your Future Opportunities in Agriculture