Agriculture - NC (19 Aug 2024 - 13 Jun 2025)

This course is designed to develop candidates' knowledge of modern agricultural principles and systems and to give the individual an insight into agriculture in the UK.

Provider

Borders College, Newtown St Boswells
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This course is available on the Borders College website.

Description

This course is designed to develop candidates' knowledge of modern agricultural principles and systems and to give the individual an insight into agriculture in the UK. Content includes Livestock Husbandry, Health and Welfare, Beef and Suckled Calf Production, Livestock Reproduction and Digestive Systems, Sheep Production, Combinable Crop Production, Crop Production Equipment, Soils and Fertility, Grassland Production and Record Keeping. Core Skills for working in the land-based industry may be a timetabled part of this course. Please read the Important Notice at www.borderscollege.ac.uk/uni

Qualifications

NC Agriculture at SCQF Level 6

Delivery

Full-time 36 week course, 3 days per week in College , 1 or 2 days per week on placement

Location

Newtown St Boswells Campus

Entry requirements

NPA 5 investigation into modern agriculture or relevant prior experience, or 3 passes at National 5 and above. Core Skills at SCQF Level 4.

Progression opportunities

Successful students may progress to the SVQ Level 3 Mixed Farming/Modern Apprenticeship award, offered on a part time basis. Alternatively, they may apply to an HNC in Agriculture, or they may find employment as a Tractor Driver, Stock Worker, General Farm Worker, Estate Worker, Fencer or Dyker.

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About Borders College

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Whether you are a school leaver, returning to learning or striving to improve your skills and knowledge in the workplace, Borders College can help you achieve your goals and realise your potential.

Borders College is located in the Scottish Borders and offers a wide range of courses, from an introductory level through to advanced courses at Higher National level. They include a full range of apprenticeships courses, from modern apprenticeships to foundation apprenticeships. We also provide a large number of industry-based training courses for businesses throughout Scotland.

Courses are available to study full-time or part-time, during the day or in the evenings and at a variety of locations, depending on the needs of our students.

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