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CERTIFICATE IN AGRICULTURE VAG001

Duration (approx) 600 hours
Qualification Certificate

 

Study Farm Management - Run Your Own Farm or Improve your Existing Career Prospects

This course is suitable for people wanting to work in the field of agriculture or those who simply want to improve their general knowledge of agriculture. Study in your own time at your own pace. Learn from our highly qualified and experienced tutors. This course develops your capacity to work confidently on a specialized or mixed farm.

Core units equip you with all the basics needed for understanding:

  • general animal health management 
  • farm management
  • marketing skills

Choose three elective units from a list that includes: soil and pasture management, calf rearing, poultry, beef or dairy cattle etc. An excellent starting point for learning the basics of farming.

Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the CERTIFICATE IN AGRICULTURE VAG001
 AGRICULTURAL MARKETING BAG304
 ANIMAL HEALTH CARE VAG100
 FARM MANAGEMENT BAG104
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 3 of the following 21 modules.
 ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR BAG203
 ANIMAL DISEASES BAG219
 ANIMAL HUSBANDRY III (FEED AND NUTRITION) BAG202
 AQUACULTURE BAG211
 BEEF CATTLE BAG206
 CALF REARING (BAG207)
 COMMERCIAL VEGETABLE PRODUCTION BHT222
 DAIRY CATTLE BAG205
 EQUINE BEHAVIOUR BAG216
 IRRIGATION (AGRICULTURAL) BAG213
 MUSHROOM PRODUCTION BHT310
 NUT PRODUCTION BHT219
 ORGANIC FARMING BAG305
 ORGANIC PLANT CULTURE BHT 302
 PASTURE MANAGEMENT BAG212
 PIGS BAG209
 POULTRY BAG208
 REFRIGERATING FARM PRODUCE BAG225
 SHEEP BAG210
 SOIL MANAGEMENT (AGRICULTURE) BAG103
 SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE - BAG215

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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.

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 you study.



WHY ENROL ON THIS COURSE?

  • Gain indepth knowledge of agricultural theory and practices
  • Improve your job and career prospects by improving and updating your agricultural knowledge
  • Set up your own business - Become more involved in a successful business - with you as an important contributor to that success!

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

Alison Pearce (animal)B.Sc.(Hons) in Animal Science. Masters Degree in Ecotourism. P.G.Cert. Ed. (Science). Alison's first job was in 1982 as a stockwoman, working with pigs in Yorkshire. Within a few years she of that she was working for the University of Western Australia as a Research Technician and instructor with their school of Agricultural Science.In 1989 she moved to Melbourne University as Unit Manager and Instructor in Animal Husbandry. By the mid 1990's she moved back to England to work in Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing at Cambridgeshire College of Agriculture. Throughout her career, Alison has developed and delivered courses in veterinary nursing and animal sciences for vocational colleges and universities in Australia, New Zealand and Australia. She has built a high level of expertise and an outstanding international reputation as an expert in animal sciences.
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.
Cheryl McLardyA 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.


Check out our eBooks

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.
Caring for DogsA book for both students and dog owners. This book has been designed to complement our dog care and pet care courses; but also to provide a sound foundation for choosing the right breed, and caring for a dog whether as a pet, or a working animal. Contents cover Breeds, Creating a healthy home for dogs, legal issues, dog biology, recognising poor health, parasites, illnesses, nutrition, reproduction, dog psychology, behavioural development, training tips, behaviour problems, grooming, working in the dog industry, and more.
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.