Agriculture NC

About the Course

Black cows in fieldIn today’s agricultural environment it is more vital than ever that tomorrow’s farmers and their staff have the training to face the future as both food producers and guardians of the countryside.

Agriculture remains of enormous importance to the economy, especially in the rural communities of Scotland and as it goes through an exciting period of change it offers a huge variety of careers opportunities.

This course provides sound practical experience together with the technical knowledge necessary for a career in agriculture.


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SRUC Student Recruitment
Tel: 0800 269 453
Email: recruitment@sruc.ac.uk


Education Level

College

Award

NC

Credit

SCQF 6

Prerequisite

Applicants are normally expected to have a minimum of 2 National 4s and 2 National 5s including English, Maths, Geography or a science. English, Maths or a science subject must be at National 5

Course Content

What Will I Learn

A range of topics will be covered during the course including Livestock Husbandry, Crop and Grassland Production and Machinery Operation.

How Will I Learn

Practical work is supported in the classroom and workshops with lectures on livestock, crops and machinery. You get experience of the wider agriculture industry and its modern specialist businesses through links built up by the lecturing staff.

Progression Opportunities

With the National Certificate in Agriculture you will gain training and experience in the industry and you might aspire to a variety of jobs such as Stock Person, Tractor Operator or General Farm Worker. Alternatively, successful learners may progress onto SVQ2 or SVQ3/Modern Apprenticeship programme or HNC in Agriculture.

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Studying at SRUC

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Campus

Open days, campus facilities, accommodation, how to find us, news and much more at our Aberdeen Campus, Barony Campus or Oatridge Campus.

Subject Area

Take a look at study tours, student profiles and much more on Agriculture.

Department

This course belongs to the Department of Agriculture and Business Management.

Open Days

The best way to find out more is to visit us at one of our Open Days and Events.

Prospectus

If you haven’t got a copy, you can order or download our prospectus online.

How to Apply

Further information about our application process.

Student Life

At SRUC we recognise that life isn't all about work. The social aspect of being a student is just as important and there are various clubs and societies that students can join, either at SRUC or at partner Universities or in the local area. Each Campus has a range of sports facilities available as well as those on offer in local areas.

For further information, visit Student Life.

Contact Us

SRUC Student Recruitment
Tel: 0800 269 453
Email: recruitment@sruc.ac.uk

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Agriculture NC

Location: Oatridge Campus
Study Mode: Full Time
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Agriculture NC

Location: Barony Campus
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Agriculture NC

Location: Aberdeen Campus
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