Agriculture Courses in Hertfordshire

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 1 Diploma in Landbased Studies (Agriculture)

The Level 1 Certificate in Land based Studies is a specialist practical and vocational qualification.You learn by completing practical assessments, short written tests and written assignments. The course is designed to give you an insight into the practicalities and realities of working within an agricultural and farming environment. The course offers a range of topic areas offering an introduction to the skills you will need when working in this industry.

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture

This course is aimed at providing you with the knowledge and skills you need to work in Agriculture including breeding, feeding and the raising of livestock. You will also learn about the machinery used to clutivate land and harvest crops in arable farming.

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 2Full Level 2
  • SSt Albans Campus

Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture

This study programme is ideal if you want to be involved with agricultural work (from smallholdings to modern farms) or if you are interested in allied industries.

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