Farming Courses Online
For many, the idea of a living an idyllic rural existence is powerfully enticing. The dream of giving up the city rat race for a more laid back, hands on existence working the land has drawn more than a few urbanites out into the country.
But it wasn’t just the cities that changed and progressed; farming has developed and advanced. It was never as simple as dropping some seeds in the ground and getting a few animals. Modern farmers and producers benefit from employing the latest modern methods to increase yields and productivity and to make the most of limited resources.
Increasingly farming isn’t just for big operations. A number of individuals are rediscovering the benefits of producing their own food. Allotments are popular and enable growers to choose varieties of plants not commonly available at the shop, while even in towns and cities, it is not uncommon anymore to find chicken coups providing eggs in back gardens (and for the adventurous, meat!)
Whether you dream of endless golden fields of wheat, have a project in mind for the garden or simply want to learn to grow herbs in a bucket on your fifth floor apartment in the city, ADL has the course to help you realise your farming ambitions.
Get a Farming Qualification: If you would like an online qualification that covers the basics of farming, our Farm Management course is ideal.
Get a Career working in Farming: If you would like to embark upon a career whereby you are learning how to farm in a sustainable way, then our Advanced Certificate in Alternative Farming may offer you a good base to launch your career from.
Learn about Farming: If you have a keen interest in farming and would like to try your own growing projects from your home, then our Diploma in Herbs could be for you.
Already work in Farming and need Professional Development? If you currently own your farm, but would like to change some of the methods you use to grow food or raise livestock in order for it to be more environmentally friendly, then our Organic Farming course is a good start.
Can't find a qualification to suit your needs? Why not speak with one of our Academic Course Advisers for FREE advice on +44 (0)1227 789 649? or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Our online home study courses may be studied for vocational purposes, self-enrichment (hobby) or for serious study leading to higher qualifications. You'll receive unlimited tutor and admin support and be able to start at any time.
Advanced Diploma in Agriculture (Livestock) course online. This course includes the core units from the Diploma in Agriculture, plus more elective modules to choose from and a Workplace project.
This Higher Advanced Diploma (12 modules) in Animal Husbandry is a complete qualification for people wishing to work in agriculture at a technician or management level, in positions such as a farm manager, technical representatives, trainers or consultants.
When we go to the supermarket to buy our weekly shop, the bread, fruit, vegetables, tea and coffee that we put into our shopping trolley, are all the end result of agronomic techniques employed by the grower. And it doesn't stop there; agronomists also play a crucial part.
Agronomy III - Root Crop Production online - BAG301: Agronomics is the science of plant and soil management, applied to the growing of various crops including: Grains, Pulses, Psuedo-grains, (covered in our Agronomy II course) and Root Crops, covered in this distance learning programme.
This course provides a foundation for dealing with those changes, whether on your own farm, or in a broader sense. It allows you to develop skills and knowledge in alternative farming methods using materials which have a minimal impact on the environment.
Become a brilliant breeder! Learn to plan an animal breeding program, incorporating genetic theory, breeding program management and practical aspects of daily husbandry practice. This online course is relevant to all animal, from pets to farm animals and horses to wildlife.
Working with animals? Get back to basics! Gain a thorough foundation knowledge of animal anatomy and physiology. This is essential for careers requiring good animal care and management. An excellent starting point for working with animals in any situation.
Treating and preventing ill health in animals is important for all people who work with them. Learn how diseases are classified, to recognise signs and symptoms of common diseases and how to treat these diseases and wounds.
This course will teach you about the components needed in animal diets and the composition of a range of feeds (including pasture, fodder crops, grasses, cereals, seed and other edible plants).
Develop a capacity to develop and manage freshwater aquaculture enterprises. This course covers: water (e.g.source, purity, flow, temperature, dissolved oxygen), stocking rates, spawning, checking stock, stripping, fertilization, hatching, growth stages, feeding, harvesting and stocking.
Beef Cattle course online. Develop your abilities to analyse and make decisions about the management requirements of beef cattle. This comprehensive distance learning course...
Calf Rearing course online. This course develops your ability to manage the rearing of calves for different agricultural purposes. It covers all aspects of calf rearing including Calf...
Learn to independently analyse and make decisions about the management requirements of dairy cattle:comparing dairy breeds, managing anything from one cow to a large herd, and producing dairy products (milk, cheese, cream butter etc).
This course is developed to assist animal owners to decide when symptoms could indicate a serious condition, and therefore warrant calling a vet. The course will help you to recognise a disease and determine an appropriate course of action to initiate in order to obtain a diagnosis.
An online distance learning course on how to farm goats. Domestic goats are one of the most useful animals to have as they are easy to look after and feed. Therefore, they are very good for farming, as pets, or as pack animals (pack goats).Goat Farming
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