Learn the Fundamentals of Farming
This course provides students with the
broad knowledge they require to work in middle management of farms and
in other parts of the agricultural industry.
Study farming by distance learning and study to fit in around your work
schedule. The qualification offers you a choice of modules to fit in
with you and your interests in agriculture.
COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT
Course Duration: 600 hours.
Start Date: Start at any time - study at a pace that
suits you, and with full support from our friendly tutors for the
duration of your studies.
Content: Study three Core Modules and then choose three Elective Modules.
The Core Modules cover Farm Management, Agricultural Marketing, Animal Health Care.
Then choose three Elective Modules from – Soil Management, Animal
Behaviour, Animal Feed And Nutrition, Beef Cattle Management, Calf
Rearing, Commercial Vegetable Production, Dairy Cattle Management,
Diagnosing Animal Disease, Equine Behaviour, Fish Farming And
Aquaculture, Irrigation, Nut Production, Pasture Management, Pig
Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry, Sustainable Agriculture, Mushroom
Production, Organic Agriculture And Farming, Organic Plant Culture.
The Core Modules for the Certificate In Agriculture are summarised
below, followed by a listing of the Elective Modules. Follow the title
link for further information on each.
THE CORE MODULES
Farm Management BAG104
Improve your capacity to more effectively manage a farm or agricultural
enterprise which services farms. Learn about effectively using
resources through planning and assessment with this 8 lesson module.
Agricultural Marketing BAG304
The manager of a rural business faces continually changing conditions
rarely experienced in other industries. They have to continually
consider, evaluate, assess the numerous changes and types of information
that may affect the success of the business. Although crucial to the
success of the business, the manager also needs to understand the unique
markets within which they operate, and how to capitalise on market
forces to maximise their profit. This 8 lesson module looks at
establishing marketing objectives and strategies for a farming business,
whilst showing students how to identify markets and understand the
components of the marketing mix. The module includes lessons on
customer care, market research, promotions, and managing marketing.
Animal Health Care VAG100
Learn to identify and describe common signs of ill health and diseases
in animals, and the appropriate types of treatment for these. This 12
lesson module looks at the broader aspects of animal welfare and control
as well as codes of practices and the services provided by
veterinarians. The module includes preventative health care, as well as
considering routine health treatments (such as de-sexing and
castration). It is concluded with a lesson on animal rehabilitation and
THE ELECTIVE MODULES
Students are to choose three modules from the following:
Soil Management (Agriculture) BAG103
Animal Behaviour BAG203
Animal Feed and Nutrition (Animal Husbandry III) BAG202
Beef Cattle Management BAG206
Calf Rearing BAG207
Commercial Vegetable Production BHT222
Dairy Cattle Management BAG205
Diagnosing Animal Diseases BAG219
Equine Behaviour BAG216
Fish Farming and Aquaculture BAG211
Irrigation (Agricultural) BAG303
Nut Production BHT219
Pasture Management BAG212
Pig Husbandry BAG209
Sheep Husbandry BAG210
Sustainable Agriculture BAG215
Mushroom Production BHT310
Refrigerating Farm Produce BAG225
Organic Agriculture and Farming BAG205
Organic Plant Culture BHT302
HOW THE COURSE WORKS
You can start the course at any time.
It is studied by distance learning, so you can study in the comfort of
your own home. But this doesn't mean you are all alone in your studies.
Our highly qualified and friendly tutors are there to help you every
step of the way. If you have any questions at all, they are always
happy to help.
Each lesson includes set tasks, and is completed with an assignment
which the student submits to their course tutor. The tutor will mark
the assignment and return this to the student with comments and
suggestions for further reading.
HOW THE CERTIFICATE IS ASSESSED
The Certificate requires around 600 hours of study. This is made up of six 100 hour modules.
To pass the course –
1. Pass all assignments on the six 100 hour modules. There will be an
assignment at the end of each lesson to submit to your tutor for
marking and feedback.
2. Pass six examinations – one on each module. These are usually
taken at the end of the module and can be arranged at a time and
location to suit you.
WHAT DO ACS OFFER?
- Quality - Our
courses are written and taught by experienced professionals, so you know
you can expect a high quality of teaching and support.
- No time limit - You
can start the course at any time and study at your own pace.
- Flexibility - Fit
your studies around your own busy lifestyle; study where you want to -
online studies offer the flexibility for you to determine where and when
WHY ENROL ON THIS COURSE?
- Become more involved in a successful business - with you as an important contributor to that success!
We understand the importance of choosing the right course to study. If
you have any questions or need help and guidance in choosing the right
course for you, please use our FREE COURSE COUNSELLING SERVICE to get in touch with one of our Agriculture specialists. They are always more than happy to help.