What is special about this course?
This course normally provides a progression route from SVQ 2 but can be studied as a stand alone course. Students also enrol onto the Scottish Modern Apprenticeship and benefit from obtaining three nationally recognised certificates or enhancements as part of the two year course.
Must have full-time employment on a farm with a named employer/supervisor. All applicants should be fit and healthy.
All applicants will be interviewed to ascertain suitability for the course.
Applicants should have Core Skills at Intermediate 2 or National 5 level.
Mandatory units that students will study are:
- Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security
- Communicate in a business environment
- Maintain and store records within the workplace
- Provide, monitor and maintain the supply of feed and water to livestock
- Prepare and cultivate sites for planting
Plus a further nine optional units, totalling fourteen SQA units in all.
How will I study my course?
- Part Time
- Block release
This course is delivered via classroom based learning as well as work-based assessment and tutorials.
The course is continuously assessed.
How long will my course last?
Where can I study my course?
Further education tuition fees
If you are studying a full time Further Education course (NCs, NQs etc.) the College claims your fees from the Scottish Funding Council for students who are under 18 on the first day of the course. Students over the age of 18 on the first day of the course have to apply to Orkney Islands Council (OIC) for a tuition fees bursary.
Information on the tuition fees bursary is available on the OIC website.
Normally you are responsible for your course fees but if you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for a Part Time Course Fee Waiver. Not all part-time courses at Orkney College UHI are covered by the Fee Waiver Scheme and only certain benefits are acceptable as a basis for a Fee Waiver. Please contact the college to enquire.
If you are eligible, you may be entitled to an ILA of up to £200 a year towards a course. Further information can be found at https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-learning-accounts-ila
What can I do on completion of my course?
Career in Agriculture
Is there more information available online?
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