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Introduction to Smallholding

This course is aimed at anyone who is interested in running a smallholding, or simply growing their understanding and practical skills within the land-based sector.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Agriculture
Adult and Community
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 1
Hours: 6.00
Start: 12/10/2024
Tuition: £180.00
Days/Times: Weekends
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/introduction-to-smallholding
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Course Information for Students

This course is aimed at anyone who is interested in running a smallholding, or simply growing their understanding and practical skills within the land-based sector. There are four courses covering all aspects of smallholding: this course will look at administration, health and safety and legislation.

There will be a strong emphasis on sustainability within all the subject areas.

There are no formal entry requirements – you just need an interest in smallholding. 

You will cover: 

  • introduction to smallholding
  • administration and legislation
  • health and safety
  • ground preparation techniques, autumn/winter propagation and winter maintenance
  • introduction to livestock husbandry including practical tasks, selling, buying and sustainable practices

This course will be taught using blended learning, with a mixture of both theory and practical activities at the Broomfield Hall campus.

You need overalls or snag-free working clothes, steel toe cap boots and a change of footwear for inside.

Assessment will be informal but, on completion of the course, a College certificate will be issued. 

We run a variety of NPTC qualifications which are industry recognised and prepare people for the land-based industry. These include pesticide application PA1, PA6A and W, PA2, tractor and loader, rough terrain telescopic handler, ATV, brushcutter and chainsaw qualifications. 

We also offer a range of full and part-time courses in Agriculture, Animal Care, Horticulture, Countryside and Conservation, Floristry and Arboriculture. 

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering the curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information



This course could lead to one of these careers...

Farm Workers

£22914

Farm Workers

Agricultural Machinery Drivers

£30888

Agricultural Machinery Drivers

Farmers

£20491

Farmers

Horticultural Trades

£19973

Horticultural Trades

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: February 28, 2024 1:49 pm