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Agribusiness 1200 Hours Higher Advanced Diploma

Price: £3,900.00Course Code: VAG038
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Hi, If I pay in Full - £3,045 Discounted Course Fee, do i need to pay something else until I graduate? And How Long normally takes this course?

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The £2,460.00 fee for the course is a discounted upfront price only. Many students prefer to spread the payments out by taking one module at a time and gradually build up their qualification to the Higher Advanced Diploma. The eventual cost is significantly more, but because each module payment can be paid in two payments of £162.50, it still suits many of our students because it is still less than attending a college or university full-time.

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Agribusiness 1200 Hours Higher Advanced Diploma

To be successful in the Agribusiness industry depends upon being successful off the farm as much as on the farm.  Studying this online course will teach you how to make informed decisions and improved choices regarding the agricultural industry. Since this is a distance learning course it allows you to continue working within the industry while at the same time fine-tuning your skills and knowledge of agriculture.


Lesson Structure:  Higher Advanced Diploma in Agribusiness

Modules:      This Higher Advanced Diploma is comprised of 12 modules (1200 hours):  Core modules 9 modules and Elective modules - 3 modules

Core Modules:    The core modules are compulsory and provide the essential foundation knowledge necessary for the Higher Advanced Diploma in Agribusiness.

  1.      Animal Health Care VAG100
  2.      Farm Management BAG104
  3.      Financial (Money) Management BBS104
  4.      Soil Management (Agriculture) BAG103
  5.      Entrepreneurship BBS204
  6.      Irrigation -Agricultural Irrigation BAG213
  7.      Sustainable Agriculture BAG215
  8.      Trees For Rehabilitation (Landcare Re-forestation) BHT205
  9.      Agricultural Marketing BAG304

Elective Modules:   In addition to the core modules, students study any 3 of the following 30 modules.

  1.      Industry Project II BIP001
  2.      Animal Anatomy And Physiology (Animal Husbandry I ) BAG101
  3.      Ecotour Management BTR101
  4.      Permaculture II (Plants for Permaculture) VSS105
  5.      Permaculture III (Animals) VSS106
  6.      Sales Management BBS102
  7.      Supervision VBS104
  8.      Animal Feed & Nutrition (Animal Husbandry III) BAG202
  9.      Aquaculture BAG211
  10.      Beef Cattle BAG206
  11.      Calf Rearing
  12.      Cut Flower Production BHT221
  13.      Dairy Cattle BAG205
  14.      Engineering II - Engineering Applications BSC205
  15.      Genetics BSC207
  16.      Goat Farming BAG223
  17.      Marine Aquaculture BAG220
  18.      Pasture Management BAG212
  19.      Pigs BAG209
  20.      Poultry BAG208
  21.      Project Management BBS201
  22.      Sheep BAG210
  23.      Viticulture BHT220
  24.      Weed Control BHT209
  25.      Agronomy BAG306
  26.      Agronomy II BRG309
  27.      Animal Breeding BAG301
  28.      Aquaponic Production BHT319
  29.      Irrigation Management BAG303
  30.      Organic Farming BAG305
  31.      Tissue Culture BHT306

Please Note:    each module in this Higher Advanced Diploma in Agribusiness is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

Modern Agriculture offers Opportunities like never before.
Most people outside of agriculture; and many still within the industry, think about farming as family businesses, outside of big cities, where success or failure is largely dependent upon the weather, and where you are working largely outside on broad acres, doing lots of very physical work.  

Farming is changing though. It has been going through transition over recent decades, influenced by changing dynamics in technological possibilities, global trade and climate change. 

Some "old" farming families and communities have become very innovative, adapting to change and taking advantage of emerging new opportunities; but others have struggled to adapt. You may hear of old farmers being forced off the land; but for every story like that there are also stories of new outstanding successes.

Technology has enabled more intensive ways of farming. It has become viable to create small, highly productive farms close to cities or in urban areas (urban farming); if you choose an appropriate method of farming (eg. aquaponics, tissue culture, etc). 
Science has enabled more effective water and soil management, boosting productivity, enabling more production from less land area, and the utilisation of land resources that may previously have had limited value for farming
A more affluent world has created vastly increased demand for a more diverse range of farm products. Everyone in the city is looking for something a little different in their foods, clothing, medicines, cosmetics and every other type of consumer product; and the raw materials for most of those products (apart from mining production), are derived from farms. Many farms have found new agribusiness opportunities by finding and cultivating a market demand for a niche product which they are the only significant supplier of.
Often the key to success is in creating a difference between you and your competition. You may achieve this by managing the genetics (eg. breeding plant or animal types that have a uniqueness, and no one else has); selecting a unique "niche" product (eg. growing and popularising a crop or animal breed that is otherwise rare), or value adding (eg. processing what you grow and building a unique brand and processed product which only you can supply).
Agribusiness is not just the growing though. Many people build great careers or businesses in agribusiness as processors, distributors,marketers or consultants. Others find a career in the agricultural media, in education or research. This is an industry that is rapidly reorganising itself; and as it does, unseen opportunities continue to emerge.
When you know agribusiness, you are well placed to seize on opportunities as they reveal themselves.

If you learn the science, know how to farm animals and/or plants, get attuned to the agriculture industry and keep your eyes open to opportunities; the prospects for success in agribusiness are great.

This course is designed to set you on just such a path.


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How Do Our Tuition Fees Compare?Full time classroom based Further Education Courses - Approx. £5,000 per year - Part-time classroom based Adult Education Courses - Approx. £7.00 per hour - N.B. classroom tuition means you learn at the pace of the class. One-to-one private tuition - from £15.00 per hour - ADL one-to-one tution fees - From £340 per 100 Hour Course = Average of £3.40 per hour - N.B. one-to-one tuition is tailored to your own individual learning availability and pace.
Course StartBegin your learning at any time.
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 and final evaluation per course/module to be taken.
Course Qualification (Study Option B)Certificate of Attainment from ADL - Completed written assignments only - no final evaluation.
Comparative Credits InformationUK Course Credits: 120 - U.S. Credit Hours: 36 - when compared to regulated courses.
Course Duration and DeadlinesCourse hours given are a guide only. You will be encouraged to work at your own pace to learn as much as you can, with no assignment deadlines or end date by which you must complete your course by. 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 Moodle online classroom. They provide assistance with your course material, plus discuss, explain and give advice when needed. They will also mark and grade your assignments, plus provide constructive and helpful feedback vital to your success.
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. Doing the job right using the correct knowledge and skills, leads to repeat business and referrals to friends, family and work colleagues. Completing one or more of our courses for the service you have to offer, will give you the tools to achieve this and grow your business.
Recognition of Your Course By EmployersWe aim to achieve the correct balance between your qualification being recognised and providing you with the in-depth learning, to empower you to succeed. If you can demonstrate that you have the level of knowledge and transferable skills necessary to an employer, you should stand out from someone who has only received a superficial understanding of what's required - Select study option A when enrolling, so an employer can check the status of the awarding organisation for your qualification on the Ofqual Register.
Recognition of Your Course By UniversitiesAs you will see on our Testimonials page, previous students have used their qualification from us to get into university. However each one will have its own entrance criteria and acceptance may also depend on your other qualifications and experience. We can approach up to three universities on your behalf with details of our course before you enrol, so you will know whether it will be accepted as part of their application process. Please complete our contact form and we will begin the process.
Designing Your Own QualificationBundle up your choice of related courses to form your own qualification. Our Advanced Certificates (4 courses), Diplomas (6 courses), Advanced Diplomas (8 courses) and Higher Advanced Diplomas (12 courses), are used to differentiate between the in-depth knowledge and skills you will acquire in your chosen area of study. e.g. Advanced Certificate in Turf Care Management, which includes individual courses: Turf Care, Sports Turf Care, Turf Repair and Renovation and Turf Grasses.
How Can I Enrol?Online by selecting your study option, learning materials, plus payment option and then clicking the Enrol Now button - By contacting us for an application form - By telephoning us on 01227 789 649 (International: 0044 1227 789 649). Lines open 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year.
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