HNC Poultry Production Systems (DL)

Learn about commercial poultry production from specialists in the industry.


Scottish Rural College (SRUC), Scotland
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This course is available on the Scottish Rural College (SRUC) website.


The HNC in Poultry Production Systems is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in poultry production such that you can work in a variety of roles within the poultry industry, such as a poultry farm manager, hatchery manger, or feed mill manager.  Primarily, the programme focuses on various aspects of poultry biology and production methods, while including essential IT skills training, information on poultry buildings and environment, and business management. 

The programme is made up of nine mandatory units (of various credit points, depending on the length of their delivery.  Each unit is assessed using a variety of methods such as quizzes, presentations, and written work, based on realistic scenarios that you might encounter in the workplace.

In the final phase of the course, you will undertake a longer project-based, case study assignment to demonstrate your ability to collate your prior learning into a single, more complex task.

The course is taught by specialists and is entirely online, meaning that you can fit it around your existing work and home life.


Note: Please note that students undertaking this course who are domiciled out with Scotland the qualification title is Advanced Certificate Poultry Production Systems. This is a requirement of the awarding body, SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority). SRUC can assure you that the content and qualification level of the HNC and Advanced Certificate are exactly the same. 


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About Scottish Rural College (SRUC)

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Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) was established in 2012 through the merger of the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) with Barony, Elmwood and Oatridge Colleges. Through these institutions, we can trace our lineage back over 100 years.

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