Farming Management
Level 3

 
Title of learning programme Farming Management
Programme level 3
Duration of learning programme 11 weeks x 10 hours*
Total number of learning hours per programme 110**

* Unlike traditional schools, colleges or universities, there are no terms, semesters, or specified intake dates for our uniquely flexible distance education courses. Our system of continuous enrolment means that our students can enrol on any day and at any time of the year. This allows our students the freedom to plan their studies to fit in with their lifestyle or work commitments.

** Please note that this is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and also how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each module there is a question paper which needs to be completed and returned to your personal tutor.

Structure

 
Module Module Title
1 The Scope and Nature of the Farm Industry: The Farm Site
2 Production Systems
3 Managing Livestock
4 Managing Pastures
5   Managing Crops
6   Managing Equipment and Materials
7   Computer Applications
8   Farm Structure and Buildings
9   Financial Aspects
10   Marketing
11   Farm Planning
12   Staff Management
13   Water Management
14   Diversification
 

Learning Outcomes

 

Module 1 The Scope and Nature of the Farm Industry: The Farm Site.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

List the factors to be considered when establishing a farm

LO2   Summarise Soil Management
 

Module 2 - Production Systems.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1 List 3 Production Systems mentioned in this unit and explain each in detail
 

Module 3 - Managing Livestock.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1 Summarise the factors involved in breeding healthy livestock
 

Module 4 - Managing Pastures.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1 Examine the considerations to be made when managing a pasture
 
Module 5 - Managing Crops.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Summarise how to determine what crops to grow
 
Module 6 - Managing Equipment and Materials.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Examine how best to manage crops profitably
 
Module 7 - Computer Applications.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Describe how computers are of benefit to the Farming Industry
 
Module 8 - Farm Structure and Buildings.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 List the construction and design consideration discussed in this unit
LO2   Summarise the Housing Facilities for cattle, horses and poultry
 
Module 9 - Financial Aspects.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Explain what setting up a business involves
 
Module 10 - Marketing.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Examine the elements involved in successful marketing strategies
 
Module 11 - Farm Planning.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Discuss the importance of farm planning
 
Module 12 - Staff Management.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Examine the factors involved in employing staff and ensuring their safety when in the workplace
 
Module 13 - Water Management.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Summarise the importance of water with regards to Farming
 
Module 14 - Diversification.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Define Diversification

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