Certificate In Agriculture - Full Time
Who is this course aimed at?
Agriculture forms a very important part of the Angus economy and new, skilled employees are always sought after. This well established course, which will give you the qualification of a National Group ward enables you to learn many different skills relating to various aspects of agriculture including livestock and crops.
What entry requirements will I need?
Students should have competent reading, writing numeracy and IT skills along with a high degree of motivation for things agricultural. You will also require appropriate Standard Grades or equivalent that will show that you have the potential to work at SCQF level 6. Entry on to the programme will be based on your qualifications, experience, an interview and a short written exercise that relates to the course and its’ level.
How and where will I study?
The course has a strong practical base but classroom work will be an essential element of all units.The College’s site at St Vigean’s Glebe has a small sheep flock and an excellent range of farming equipment. To supplement these facilities the College has strong links with many local farms specialising in different aspects of agriculture where many visits and practicals are undertaken. One year full-time or it may be possible to study individual units part-time.
What will I study on this course?
You will learn through the many hands-on activities in areas such as Farm Maintenance, Tractor Operations, Livestock Health and Welfare, Feeding, Combinable Crops Grassland and ATV Operations. A number of theory sessions will involve a reasonable degree of classroom work.
Job and progression routes?
Working on a crop or livestock farm. HNC Agriculture at the Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). SVQ