Extended Diploma in Agriculture
James Valentine is in his second year of an Extended Diploma in Agriculture and has a keen interest in farming.
“I applied to the College of West Anglia because it has some great facilities and it is a local college offering agricultural studies. I had an interest in agriculture from when my grandfather worked on a farm and although I don’t live on a farm I decided it was the career path for me, so I applied to the college to gain skills and a qualification. Since being at college I have met many likeminded people and made some great friends. I have improved my tractor driving skills and learnt a lot about livestock husbandry. I also went on a college trip to Suffolk Show for three days where we took some commercial pigs. I really enjoyed showing them, especially when they won first prize! When I finish my course I would like to continue to university to study a degree in agriculture and eventually become a farm manager.”