Planit


Agriculture - Modern Agriculture (Level 5)

Borders College

Venues

Newtown St Boswells Campus

Content

This full time provides an overview of the Agriculture industry with a focus on new and emerging technologies, for example the use of satellite and GPS systems; the collection, management, and use of data and metadata to improve efficiency; and the importance of diversification within the farming sector. It develops knowledge and understanding of modern agriculture and how it influences practices in the learner’s local area. Learners also develop skills in health and safety, estate maintenance, care and handling of livestock and working with farm machinery.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4.

Progression Routes

NC Agriculture

Start Date

August

Qualification

NC

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

36 weeks

Department

Landbased Industries

SCQF Level

5

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals