ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN AGRICULTURE - ANIMAL HUSBANDRY VAG005

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DIPLOMA IN ANIMAL HUSBANDRY COURSE
Become an Agriculture Industry Professional.
With the emergence of developing nations like China and India, world demand for agricultural produce is likely to continue growing at a rapid rate throughout the 21st century. With increasing demand, the likely need for skilled and knowledgeable farm industry professionals is looking bright for decades to come. 
 
As long as people continue to need food; this is an industry that is likely to boom.
 
This course is in many respects a cutting edge study program, offering opportunities to study things that mainstream agriculture often does not offer.  This school is continuing to watch the industry and develop new study options to build into this course, quickly, and in response to rapid changes which are a feature of todays world.
 
ACS Student Comment: Yes [the course was a valuable learning experience]. It is providing me with new insights and development beyond my former knowledge of this subject. It also provides me with a proper basic knowledge to pursue my dreams in this career path. Arnold Taen, Netherlands - Diploma in Animal Management
 


Total Duration
  2500 hours

 

Core Modules

These modules provide foundation knowledge in both practical and theoretical farming of animals. Workshops and Research projects are normally undertaken during the second half of the course.

Stream Modules

Studied alongside the core modules, these modules provide a specific but broad foundation in animal husbandry.

Elective Modules
In addition to the core modules, students study any 11 of the following modules. These provide an opportunity for each student to customise a large part of their studies and differentiate themselves from other students.

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Developing a Career
 
 The decisions you make today will affect the opportunities you create for yourself tomorrow.  
There are an infinite number of choices which a person can make about their career path; and an infinite number of paths you can set yourself on.
  • Some paths may take you to a desirable place; while others might not.
  • Some paths are easier to get onto than others.
  • The thing that many people do not appreciate is that most paths have many different entry points. It is often easier to jump from an undesirable path to a more desirable path than to get onto a desirable path when you are on no pathway at all.

The first and most important step in finding a satisfying career path is to get started in the workplace. Get a job, any job, as soon as you can. It doesn’t matter too much what your first job is. It might be delivering pizzas or newspapers, working in an animal shelter or mowing lawns. It doesn’t even need to be paid. It can be a volunteer job.

If you are studying at secondary school or university, still try to do some part time work at the same time. An education is always important, but the majority of people who study something will end up working in something different to what they studied. Even doing volunteer work or starting a small business while you are a student can have a major effect upon your prospects after you complete your studies.
Sometimes it is easier to get experience when you are young and not highly qualified, than when you are older and highly qualified.  Experience and learning acquired through part time employment are often just as impressive to a future employer as the qualification you are studying. Either one without the other may put you in a less advantageous position in the future.

Once you have a job keep looking for opportunities to improve your situation, whether in the existing job, or by moving on to something different. You will learn skills in every job you do, even if they are not skills you recognise at the time. As you progress through your career you will build on your skill set and develop new skills. Even if you change career you will often still be able to draw on skills you have developed in a different career, just in a different context. For example, if you start working in farm management you may develop skills in dealing with people which may later be applied to a job in agricultural marketing. If you start working as a veterinary assistant you may develop knowledge and skills that could help with care of animals on a farm, later in your career.
 
 
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Distance Learning Animal Husbandry Diploma

Are you interested in a career working with animals?

ACS Student Comment: Yes [the course was a valuable learning experience]. It is providing me with new insights and development beyond my former knowledge of this subject. It also provides me with a proper basic knowledge to pursue my dreams in this career path. - Arnold Taen, Netherlands - Diploma in Animal Management

Suitable for anyone wishing to work in animal production at any level. Improve your career prospects within the animal husbandry industry. Study at your own pace in your own time. Supported by highly experienced tutors.

This course provides training for people wishing to work in animal production at:

  • Technician or management level in positions such as a farm manager
  • Technical representatives
  • Trainers
  • Agricultural Consultants.

Modules available include: Animal Husbandry, Animal Breeding, Animal Behaviour, Aquaculture, Sustainable Agriculture;Organic Farming, Horse Care, Poultry, Pigs, Permaculture, Sheep, Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle, and Pasture Management.

This course is internationally accredited through the I.A.R.C.

Meet some of our academics

Dr. Gareth PearceGraduated from the University of Nottingham in 1982 with a B.Sc.(Hons) in Animal Science. Between 82 and 85 worked as Research Assistant and Demonstator in Animal Science at the University of Leeds. Over more than 30 years he has furthered his studies, obtaining eight significant university qualifications including degrees in Veterinary Science, Wildlife Conservation and Animal Behaviour. Gareth has significant teaching experience around the world as a faculty member at eight different universities including Associate Professor at Murdoch University and Director of Studies in Veterinary Science at Cambridge University. He has over 100 prestigious research papers published, and enjoys an outstanding international reputation in the fields of animal and veterinary science.
Anna Jones Anna has been a pony club instructor and examiner since 1998. In 2002 she became Yard Manager at Hinckley Equestrian Centre in Leicestershire. She is a graduate of Landsborough University, and holds a B.Sc. in science and a Masters Degree in Equine Science. In 2005 Anna became a Research Assistant with Liverpool Veterinary School and at the same time, commenced lecturing in Equine Studies with Moreton Morrell campus of Warwickshire College. Her knowledge, experience and passion for all things equine, provides her students at ACS with a valuable opportunity to learn from her extensive experience.
Cheryl WilsonA scientist, teacher, writer and animal scientist, with more than 20 years experience including: Sports Horse Stud Groom, Stable Manager, Yard Manager, Equine industrial Training Manager, FE Distance Learning Manager. Cheryl has travelled widely, working in England, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand; and is now based in Scotland. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons), Higher National Diploma in Horse Management, and a City and Guilds Teaching Certificate.
Peter Douglas Over 50 years experience in Agriculture and wildlife management. Former university lecturer, Wildlife park manager, Animal breeder, Equestrian. Peter has both wide ranging experience in animal science, farming and tourism management, and continues to apply that knowledge both through his work with ACS, and beyond.


Check out our eBooks

Horse CareThis book is an accumulation of information from biology, agricultural science and veterinary medicine. It looks to explore and explain the fundamentals of appropriate horse care aims and techniques. In doing so it will consider horsemanship as a combination of art and science.
Animal HealthUnderstand animal health issues, diseases and how identify and manage illnesses and injuries. Animals can become sick for many different reasons -diseases caused by infections, injuries, poisoning, genetic disorders, poor nutrition and other things.
Farm ManagementThe Farm Management ebook is a valuable piece of equipment for any farming student or current farmer. Improve your farm management skills or learn new skills and techniques. The topics covered within this Farm Management ebook include 1/ Scope and nature of the farm industry, 2/ The farm site, 3/ Production systems, 4/ Managing livestock, 5/ Managing pasture, 6/ Managing crops, 7/ Managing equipment and materials, 8/ Computer applications, 9/ Farm structures and buildings, 10/ Financial management, 11/ Marketing, 12/ Farm planning, 13/ Staff management, 14/ Water management and 15/ Diversification.
Profitable FarmingDiscover new ways to make money from your farm and broaden your perspective on the farming industry. A few things in life are certain; change is inevitable and people need to eat. Learn to embrace change as an opportunity and improve your ability to forge a sustainable career in farming.