Agriculture - NC


26 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. 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

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NC Agriculture at SCQF Level 6


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


Newtown St Boswells Campus

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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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