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ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN FARM MANAGEMENT VAG032

Duration (approx) 1500 hours
Qualification Associate Diploma

Management Course for Farmers

Farms are businesses. To be successful in agriculture, you need to be a capable and confident manager.

Study the ACS Associate Diploma in Farm Management to learn: 

  • technology and science of farming
  • management skills
  • farm business skills
  • broad concepts of farming 
  • how to compete in the industry 
  • produce crops or stock for high revenue

 

Get Qualified in Farm Management

This course is for people:

  • already working in agriculture who want to improve their knowledge and confidence
  • seeking to enhance job and career prospects by getting qualified
  • seeking professional development training to progress into management
  • establishing and maintaining small to large farms 
  • conducting farm business improvement strategies
  • who work with contractors and suppliers and need to improved farm based operations and logistics



Course Structure and Content 
Course Duration: 1500 hours

Start Date: Start at any time - study at a pace that suits you

Tutor Supported Course: benefit from personalised tutor support for the duration of the course

Content: Study 10 Core Modules and 5 Elective Modules

Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN FARM MANAGEMENT VAG032
 AGRICULTURAL MARKETING BAG304
 BOOKKEEPING FOUNDATIONS BBS103
 BUSINESS OPERATIONS VBS006
 FARM MANAGEMENT BAG104
 FINANCIAL (MONEY) MANAGEMENT BBS104
 INDUSTRY PROJECT BIP000
 SOIL MANAGEMENT (AGRICULTURE) BAG103
 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT BBS207
 SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE - BAG215
 WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY VBS103
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 5 of the following 27 modules.
 AGRONOMY BAG306
 ANIMAL DISEASES BAG219
 ANIMAL HEALTH CARE VAG100
 ANIMAL WELFARE BAG224
 BUSINESS PLANNING BBS302
 COMPUTER OPERATIONS VIT101
 CROPS I (OUTDOOR PLANT PRODUCTION) BHT112
 DRONE TECHNOLOGY (BIT207)
 ENVIRONMENTAL WASTE MANAGEMENT BEN202
 FARM TOURISM BTR205
 FORAGE MANAGEMENT BAG226
 IRRIGATION (AGRICULTURAL) BAG213
 IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT (AGRICULTURAL) BAG303
 LOGISTICS BBS212
 MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT (ENGINEERING I) BSC105
 MARKETING FOUNDATIONS VBS109
 MECHANICS BSS102
 ORGANIC FARMING BAG305
 PASTURE MANAGEMENT BAG212
 PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT VBS107
 PLANT ECOLOGY BSC305
 REFRIGERATING FARM PRODUCE BAG225
 ROBOTICS BSC116
 SALES MANAGEMENT BBS102
 SOIL MICROBIOME BSC310
 SUPERVISION VBS104
 WEED CONTROL BHT209

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How Studying with ACS Works 

ACS courses are studied via distance which means you can study and learn at own home. This saves you time and money. 

Studying online doesn't mean you're alone. We value our students' experiences and we're only a phone call or email away when you need us. Our friendly tutors can help you every step of the way. If you have any questions at all, they are always happy to help.

Each lesson includes tasks and activities, and is then completed with an assignment which you will submit to your allocated course tutor. The tutor reviews the assignment and return it to you with comments or feedback. This can be a really great tool for dialogue between you and your tutor.


How The Associate Diploma is Assessed 
The Associate Diploma In Farm Management requires approximately 1500 hours of study.

It consists of 15 x 100 hour modules, including a research project or 100 hours of industry experience/work experience.

To pass the course: 

1. You will complete all assignments. There is an assignment at the end of each lesson. 

2. Pass 14 examinations – one for each module (excluding the industry or work experience module). These are undertaken at the end of each module. They can be arranged at a time and location to suit you.

3. Complete an Industry or Workplace Placement (experience) or Project.   

There are different options available to you to satisfy this requirement, and your tutor will be on hand to assist and provide guidance with you on this.  


Why you should choose ACS?

  • Quality - ACS is an Organisational Member of the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC) an educational quality management system.
  • Real benefits - Access teaching and support from tutors who have real world, relevant experience.
  • Industry - Our courses are reviewed and updated to ensure that they remain relevant to the farming and agriculture sector.
  • Flexible learning - Online learning, and no time limit for the completion of your studies. You can choose when and where to study, fitting your studying around your existing work and commitments.

When you finish studying... 

  • you can apply for jobs in agriculture 
  • know how to manage a farm property and physical resource management 
  • have developed decision making and planning skills 
  • know fundamentals of financial and marketing management 
  • developed knowledge of crop or stock production practices 
  • learned sound workplace health and safety protocols

Studying this course will provide you with -

  • specialist knowledge and theory relating to farm management and agriculture
  • a great addition to your CV or resume
  • additional training in agriculture and farm management

Any Questions?

Please click here to contact a tutor Or Request a course handbook here.

Courses can be started anytime from anywhere in the world!

Meet some of our academics

Kara WightKara Wight - Animal Scientist, Photographer and Business woman. BSc (Applied Bioscience and Zoology), HND (Animal Care), HND (Photography & Imaging) Kara gained an HND in Animal Care and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Applied Bioscience and Zoology. She has a wide range of experience working with animals such dogs, small pets, birds, zoo animals, British wildlife and reptiles. Kara gained this experience working within animal parks, canine rescue centres and a wildlife hospital. She also managed an animal care training facility for a college. At this training facility she instructed and lectured students within Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing from National Certificate level to Higher National Diploma levels. Kara also gained an HND in Photography and Imaging and has 5 years’ experience within this sector. She ran a small portraiture and wedding photography business and also exhibited work in art exhibitions. Kara gained more experience photographing sporting and festival events. Kara currently runs a pet care and training business in the UK and also has entry to undertake her MSc in International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law this academic year.
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.


Check out our eBooks

Saving Your BusinessMost businesses fail; but failure is more often than not avoidable. This book shows you how to quickly get a handle on what is wrong, take action, and give a shaky business the best chance of resurgence.
Cattle BreedThe Cattle Breeds ebook is a comprehensive guide to the different varieties of cattle. This 71 page ebook includes descriptions of the ideal uses for each breed and the origin.
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.