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PROFICIENCY AWARD IN AGRICULTURE VAG027

Duration (approx) 500 hours
Qualification Proficiency Award

Agriculture Course

 
This agricultural course allows you to specialise in subjects that suit you and your requirements.  There are two core modules, where you are required to gain industry experience or complete an industry project. Then you choose three specialist modules.

The course is studied by distance learning or online learning.

It is self-paced.

Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the PROFICIENCY AWARD IN AGRICULTURE VAG027
 INDUSTRY PROJECT BIP000
 INDUSTRY PROJECT II BIP001
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 3 of the following 23 modules.
 AGRICULTURAL MARKETING BAG304
 AGRONOMY BAG306
 ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR BAG203
 ANIMAL BREEDING BAG301
 ANIMAL HUSBANDRY I (ANIMAL ANATOMY and PHYSIOLOGY) BAG101
 ANIMAL HUSBANDRY II (ANIMAL HEALTH) BAG201
 ANIMAL HUSBANDRY III (FEED AND NUTRITION) BAG202
 AQUACULTURE BAG211
 BEEF CATTLE BAG206
 CALF REARING (BAG207)
 DAIRY CATTLE BAG205
 FARM MANAGEMENT BAG104
 GOAT HUSBANDRY BAG223
 HORSE CARE I (BAG102)
 IRRIGATION (AGRICULTURAL) BAG213
 MARINE AQUACULTURE BAG220
 ORGANIC FARMING BAG305
 PASTURE MANAGEMENT BAG212
 PIGS BAG209
 POULTRY BAG208
 SHEEP BAG210
 SOIL MANAGEMENT (AGRICULTURE) BAG103
 SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE - BAG215

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AGRICULTURE SPECIALIST DEVELOPMENT COURSE
 
Specialise in your chosen area of agriculture with this flexible course.  YOU choose which  elective modules you wish to choose to suit your requirements.  

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?

This course is -

  • Useful for students wanting to start working in agriculture. It will provide you with detailed knowledge of specific topics in agriculture that interest you.
  • A great refresher course for people already working in agriculture who want to update their knowledge.
  • A way to fill in any gaps in your existing agricultural knowledge.
  • A way to specialise in specific agricultural topics.
  • Useful for people running their own small farm or smallholding and wanting to improve their knowledge.

WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR?

This course is suitable for -

  • farm workers
  • farm management
  • smallholders
  • veterinarians and veterinary staff
  • rescue workers
Anyone who is interested in learning more about farming today.

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.
Diana Cole (Horticulturist)Horticulturist, Permaculturist, Landscaper, Environmentalist. Holds a Diploma in Horticulture, degree in geography, permaculture certificate and various other qualifications. Between 1985 and 94, Diana was a task leader with the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers. Since 2001 she has been chairperson of the Friends of Mellor Park (with Stockport MDC). From 2005 she has worked exclusively in horticulture as proprietor of her own garden design and consultancy business in and around Derbyshire; and at the same time as part time manager of a small garden centre. Diana has been an enthusiastic and very knowledgeable tutor with ACS since 2008.


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.
Business OperationsA text book for business students, or a guide book for anyone operating a business. Six chapters: Daily Challenges of Running a Business, Managing People, The Law, Fiance, Product Management and Risk Management.
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.
Fruit, Vegetables and HerbsThe Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs ebook is ideal for students, professionals and home gardening enthusiasts alike. Fruit, Vegetable and Herbs provides an overview in techniques to produce food in the garden. Topics covered within this course include 1/ Food from the garden, 2/ Deciding what to grow, 3/ Successful growing, 4/ Fruits, 4-1/ Deciduous fruit trees, 4-2/ Citrus fruits, 4-3/ Tropical fruits, 4-4/ Berries, 4-5/ Nuts, 4-6/ Vine crops, 4-7/ Using produce, 5/ Vegetables, 6/ Mushrooms, 7/ Special growing techniques