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Agriculture HNC

Level: SCQF 7

UCAS Code: 104D

Available at these campuses: Aberdeen, Ayr, Barony, Edinburgh, Oatridge

About the Course

HNC Agriculture studentsThe aim of the HNC course is to provide you with a husbandry-based programme in production agriculture which, in combination with practical experience and guidance from a manager, will enable you to undertake the running of a farm enterprise.

Course Duration: 1 year if studied full-time.



Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold a minimum of 2 Scottish Highers (CC)/2 A-Levels (DE)/A National Certificate in a relevant subject or equivalent qualification to include geography or a science subject.

Course Content

Throughout the course you will develop:

  • skills and knowledge in crop production, animal production and mechanisation along with the ability to complete and maintain appropriate records and documents
  • an awareness of health and safety, animal welfare and environmental issues directly related to agriculture
  • the skills in production agriculture which, along with practical experience, will enable you to undertake the running of a farm enterprise at enterprise manager or assistant farm manager level.

You will study a wide range of subjects including modules such as Arable Crop Production, Farm Power, Livestock Breeding, Soils and Crop Establishment and Financial Records for Business.