Learn Pig Farming
Living the good life and becoming self-sufficient appeals to many people.
If you also have a love or interest in keeping pigs, this could be the course for you. Study by distance learning, supported by our excellent tutors.
Learn more about self-sufficiency and keeping pigs with this 500-hour course. The course is made up of three 100-hour modules and a 200-hour research project/industry experience.
Pig Husbandry is a 100-hour course looking at pig breeds, hybrids, pig production, buildings, environmental control, breeding and selection, feeding pigs, pig diseases, feeding pigs, managing the boar, managing the sow and litter, the management of fattening pigs, economics and records, managing a piggery.
Self Sufficiency I
If you dream of living the good life, then this module is an excellent starting point. Over the course of ten lessons, you will learn more about Understanding the possibilities, Health, Nutrition and Clothing. Horticulture - Fruit and Vegetables, Horticulture – Herbs, Animal Husbandry - Poultry and Bees, Animal Husbandry - Grazing Animals & Pigs, Building - Earth & Mud Buildings, Appropriate Technology/Alternative energy, Craft & Country Skills, Making Decisions - Small Scale Production, How To Make Decisions.
Become more self-sufficient. This 100-hour course looks at diet and nutrition, establishing a kitchen garden, vegetable growing, fertilisers, pests, fruit, establishing an orchard, cutting propagation, bottling, freezing and drying, producing eggs and milk, growing and cooking with herbs, eggs and cheese cookery, grain, baking bread.
To complete this qualification, you are also required to complete a workplace project lasting 200 hours.
There are 4 options available to you to satisfy this requirement. The options will be different dependent upon whether or not you currently work within the industry. The project can be work experience, voluntary experience, a project you carry out, other training you have already undertaken and there are other options. Don’t worry if you are not sure how to proceed at this stage, as your tutor will be there to discuss how to proceed and help you every step of the way.
How the Proficiency Award is Assessed
The Proficiency Award requires 500 hours of study. It is made up of three 100- hour modules and a workplace project.
To pass the course –
- Pass all assignments on the three 100-hour modules. There will be an assignment at the end of each lesson to submit to your tutor for marking and feedback.
- Pass three 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.
- Complete a Workplace Project. The project should last around 200 hours. There are four options available to you to satisfy this requirement. Don’t worry if you are not sure at this stage, your tutor will be there to help you every step of the way. This includes evidence of work experience or other studies or workshops, a research project or completion of Workshop I.
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