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Farm Management 100 Hours Certificate Course

Price: £295.00Course Code: BAG104
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( Max, 01/02/2017 ) Q:

Hi there, approximately how many hours of study are required for the course? and how much homework is there? Thanks

( 01/02/2017 ) A:

Hello Max and thank you for your questions.

The course hours for this course is 100, although the actual time taken will vary from student to student. There are no deadlines and no end date by which you are required to complete it, meaning that you are free to work at your own pace. Our tutors do not set homework. The way the course works is as follows:

Lessons begin with a set aim plus background reading of the notes that provide a foundation for each lesson. After the reading, you will undertake a set task that may include further research, networking, problem solving, or looking at things from different perspectives, all the while continually reinforcing and strengthening what you have read in the background notes. At the end of each lesson, you will submit a written assignment, which is marked and graded by your tutor and then sent back to you with constructive criticism and comments. Once you have completed all the lessons and assignments, there will be one final one-and-a-half hour exam, taken at a time and place of your choosing. 

I hope that this information helps you.

( John Rook, 04/01/2014 ) Q: What accreditation does this course have, and what level would it count as in the UK courses grading scheme?
( 08/01/2014 ) A: Hello John, This course is accredited by the IARC. The knowledge gained on this course is at a level 3 (NVQ3) standard.

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Farm Management 100 Hours Certificate Course

Farm Management course online. Home Study Farm Management. Learn successful management of farming business through this Distance Learning Course. Animal rearing and crop production are only part of the picture in successful farming good management skills are also vital.

So a team of experts from the UK and Australia were enlisted, under the leadership of renowned horticulturalist John Mason to develop this course. You will learn how to analyse, diagnose and make management decisions related to a farm business. A thorough and comprehensive Online course in farm management.

This course will enable you to learn to analyse, diagnose and make decisions related to management of a farm business. It relates to managing all resources, including; production, staff, physical resources, and natural resources. You learn strategic planning, whole farm planning, and how to prepare a business plan.


Learning Goals: Farm Management BAG104

To develop strategic planning methods for an agricultural business
To prepare a Farm Business Plan
To develop methods for assessing the operations of a Farm Business
To analyse the viability of different production enterprises
To develop strategies for managing different farm production enterprises: 

  • assessing profits
  • risk analysis
  • cost efficiency
  • quality standards
  • financial records

To plan the management of human resources in a farm business
To develop methods for managing the physical resources of a farm business
To develop methods for managing the natural resources of a farm business:

Develop methods for managing the natural resources of a farm business, covering topics:

  • landcare programs
  • erosion control
  • soil degradation
  • salinity
  • soil acidification
  • chemical residues
  • compaction


Lesson Structure: Farm Management BAG104

There are 8 lessons:

1. Strategic Planning 

  • Planning procedures
  • The policy formulation approach
  • Strategic management approach
  • Initial strategy approach
  • Farm business structures
  • Management plans
  • Financial terminology and the money market
  • Finding finance
  • Rural finance sources
  • Financial terminology and record keeping
  • Contract law; Elements of a simple contract; Offers; Acceptance; Consideration
  • Strategic plans
  • Trusts

2. Business Plans

  • Farm Planning
  • Quality management systems
  • Whole farm planning
  • Preparing a business plan
  • Integrated production plans

3. Business Assessment 

  • Business goals; factors involved in business assessment
  • Considering factors affecting your business
  • Drawing conclusions

4. Viability Analysis

  • Assessing profit
  • Risk analysis and managing risk
  • Standards
  • Cost efficiency
  • Cost of production
  • Quality and quantity standards
  • Financial records
  • The bookkeeping process
  • End of period accounting
  • Cash flow
  • Example of budget
  • Sensitivity analysis

5. Management Strategies

  • Organising the workplace
  • Scheduling
  • Production systems
  • System variables
  • Animal production systems
  • Lot feeding
  • Cropping systems
  • Polyculture
  • Office systems
  • Computers
  • Business diversification
  • Value adding

6. Human Resources

  • Supervision
  • Organisational structures
  • Leadership
  • Workplace changes
  • Interviewing
  • Recruitment and staff induction
  • Giving instructions
  • Managing human resources
  • Work scheduling
  • Occupational Health and safety
  • Duty of care
  • Protective equipment
  • Dealing with chemicals
  • Handling tools and equipment
  • Safety auditing

7. Physical Resources

  • Managing equipment, machinery and buildings
  • Managing physical resources
  • Engineering efficiency
  • Animal structures

8. Natural Resources

  • Regulations and legislation
  • Land Care programs
  • Rehabilitation
  • Trees
  • Erosion control
  • Soil degradation
  • Salinity
  • Soil acidification
  • Compaction
  • Chemical Residues
  • Water management
  • Water quality
  • Irrigation and watering systems


Your learning experience with ADL will not only depend on the quality of the course, but also the quality of the person teaching it. This course is taught by Aleksandr Klyashitsky and Juliette Harris. Your course fee includes unlimited tutorial support throughout from one of these excellent professionals. Here are their credentials:


Aleksandr Klyashitsky
BSc Engineering Physics (Honours, University of Alberta, Canada) 

Aleksandr focused on lasers, optics and software research during and after his degree. He went on to work in a Canadian laser gas detection company where he published some of his research and focused on optimizing the optics and software of the next generation product. After working in this field for a few years, Aleksandr started tutoring engineering, physics, chemistry and maths to students in and just before University, with which he now has a few years experience. Aleksandr is very interested in sustainable technologies which has shifted his focus to researching and learning modern and traditional farming and natural building methods around Europe.  

Juliette Harris course tutor


     Juliette Harris

      BSc Hons Biology (University of Sussex)



Juliette has over 10 years experience in teaching and private tutoring. As an undergraduate, she contributed to published research on the behaviour of an endangered    bat species, though      her main areas of interest and pecialisation are  genetics and cellular biology. After 7 months in the rainforests & reefs of Central America, Juliette began her teaching career at prestigious private school, Brighton College.  She soon  returned to Central America,  heading   up a field-trip for A-level students. She has been private tutor & exam coach to a range of students with very diverse backgrounds, aptitudes and expectations.More recently, Juliette has enjoyed working with adults with learning difficulties and enormous barriers to education.  Juliette currently splits her time between England and Bulgaria, where she works as a teacher and missionary.



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Course StartBegin your course at anytime.
Course Prerequisite None - Our course levels are an indication of the depth of learning you should receive. They do not describe the level of difficulty.
Course Qualification (Study Option A)Endorsed Qualification from TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Completed written assignments, plus final exam (N.B. Some courses have Final Project alternative).
Course Qualification (Study Option B)Certificate of Attainment from ADL - Completed written assignments only - no final exam.
Comparative Credits InformationUK Course Credits: 10 - U.S. Credit Hours: 3 - when compared to regulated courses.
Course Duration and Deadlines100 hours approx. Course hours given are a guide only. Work at your own pace with no assignment deadlines or completion date. You are in control!
Study SupportPersonal tutor/mentor support from industry relevant professionals throughout your whole course. Mentors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through the online classroom. They provide assistance with your course material, plus discuss, explain and give advice when needed.
Suitability for Self Employment and Small BusinessesOur courses are ideal for sole traders and small business owners and their staff. Customer confidence in what you can do will determine how successful you are in getting clients. Completing one or more of our courses for the service you have to offer, will give you the tools to grow your business.
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How Can I Enrol?Online via eCommerce, by completing our Online Application Form, or by calling us on +44 (0) 1227 789 649. Lines open 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year.
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