NC Agriculture SCQF Level 6
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Where will I study?
This full-time course will be taught at your local centre. In the second semester at least one day of each week will be spent gaining practical experience in a work placement setting.
What qualifications do I need to enrol on this course? Potential students require no specific qualifications for this course. However, all students will be expected to have a keen interest in agriculture and land-based industries. Practical agricultural experience will also be considered favourably.
Will I receive a recognised qualification? Yes, upon completing the course you will achieve an SCQF credit at Level 6.
How can I continue to develop my skills? After successfully completing the course you may be able to progress to HNC and HND Agriculture. Alternatively, successful students could consider embarking upon an agricultural apprenticeship programme or look to gain employment as a stock person, tractor operator or general farm worker.
Why should I consider an NC Agriculture course? Do you want to learn the basic practical skills involved in the many disciplines of agricultural practice? Do you want to enhance your employability skills and career prospects with a qualification that will incorporate the technical knowledge required for both arable and livestock farming? Do you want to work towards a qualification which will enable you to study further at Higher National level? If yes, then this course may well be the right course for you. You may be a school leaver looking to study for a future career. You could already be working within landbased industries but looking to improve your skills. Or you may be a more mature student wishing to change career direction and return to study. The course will help you gain confidence and practical experience in the many disciplines involved in this diverse area. You will be given the opportunity to experience and explore machinery maintenance in addition to the particular skill sets required for both arable and livestock farming.
The course will introduce the following areas: • Livestock Husbandry, Health and Welfare • Livestock Reproductive and Digestive Systems • Tractor Operations and Attachments • Farm Maintenance Skills • Soils and Fertility • Grassland Production • Dairy Production • Calf Rearing Systems • Forage Crop Production • Crop Production • Accident and Emergency Procedures • Agricultural Environmental Awareness
Argyll College UHI Ltd is a Scottish Charity, SC 026685
Argyll College UHI At Argyll College UHI we apply stateof-the-art information technologies – including high-speed internet access and video conferencing facilities – to allow as many students as possible to study throughout Argyll’s dispersed communities. What’s more, as one of the 13 colleges and research institutions that make up the recently formed University of the Highlands and Islands, we can now offer our students even better access to a wide choice of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses. This is in addition to our existing, prolific range of vocational, full and part-time further education courses. Argyll College UHI has 13 centres throughout the Argyll region and you can also look at studying many courses at home if you wish. You choose what you study and how you study it.
To find out more about this course simply contact your nearest centre. Arran Tel: 01770 600 152 Cairndow Tel: 01499 600 141 Campbeltown Tel: 01631 559 670 Construction Skills Centre Tel: 01631 559 830 Craignish Tel: 01852 500 746 Dunoon Tel: 01369 707 182 Fionnphort Tel: 01681 700 377 Islay Tel: 01496 810 130 Lochgilphead Tel: 01546 600 070 Oban Tel: 01631 559 500 Rothesay Tel: 01700 501 000 Tiree Tel: 01879 220 372 Tobermory Tel: 01688 302 801 All Argyll College UHI centres are fully accessible for those students with disabilities