Poultry Production

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)


Off Campus


The HNC Poultry Production will prepare you for future employment in this, one of the most successful UK food production industries. Throughout the course you will develop practical poultry production skills and knowledge and the skills to manage a healthy stock of laying or breeding birds. You will gain knowledge of control measures and legislative requirements and an understanding of biosecurity measures to protect against future disease epidemics.

Topics such as commercial egg production, poultry meat production and poultry health will also feature in the course. The course is
delivered by online distance learning, though occasional study days may give you the opportunity to meet fellow students and allow SRUC to organise visits and case studies which bring real life examples and practical application to the theory you have studied.

Content includes: Avian Physiology; Poultry Welfare and Behaviour; Production and Incubation of Hatching Eggs.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers at CC plus English and Maths at National 5, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6

Progression Routes

BSc/BSc (Hons) Agriculture

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

2 years



SCQF Level