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It’s an exciting time for Agriculture as the UK strives to produce high quality, affordable food that has minimal impact on the natural resources required to sustain it.

Modern technology and effective training will produce farmers of the future.

With over 75% of the UK’s land use being agriculture and with a current skills shortage in the sector now is the time to consider a career feeding the nation. Modern agriculture is quick to embrace new technologies and will require a skilled workforce capable of adapting to changes in both business management and climate.

With an ageing workforce it is vital the next generation have the skills to succeed.

Hands on training

Education in the great outdoors.


Industry relevant skills and knowledge.

Variety of roles

From tractor driver to farm manager.

Feeding a nation

Responsible management of our limited natural resources.

Key information

As well as achieving a nationally recognised technical qualification in Agriculture you will also have the opportunity to achieve qualifications in English and maths.

Training takes place on our Rodbaston estate and is supplemented by close links with regional industry experts.

You will be taught through a combination of classroom and practical activities that replicate the skills and knowledge required by modern industry. You will be required to complete a minimum of 150 hours industry experience, a vital part of further developing employability prospects.

You will be required to purchase your own protective equipment such as overalls and safety boots.

You can become a:

  • Farm Worker
  • Stockperson
  • Agronomist
  • Tractor Driver
  • Sales/Buyer
  • Contractor
  • Relief Milker
  • Advisor
  • Nutritionist
  • Farm Manager

Take the next step with a career in Agriculture

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Why SSC?

At South Staffordshire College our students come first, and everything we do is aimed at helping you to realise your full potential. We are about careers not courses and our expert staff will make sure you have the skills and knowledge needed to give you that competitive edge for when you start your career within your chosen industry.

As a school leaver, you will be treated as an adult, within a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll enjoy more freedom and independence, and you’ll make many new friends, all with the same passion and journey ahead as you. As an adult, we understand you may feel uneasy about returning to education, but there is no need to be. We have smaller class sizes and supportive tutors to make you feel very welcome.

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