<small>Proficiency Award 2 in </small><span>Agriculture</span>

Proficiency Award 2 in Agriculture

Course Code VAG025
Qualification Proficiency Award 2
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 1500 Hours

Proficiency Award 2 in Agriculture VAG025

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Train for a Professional Career in the Agriculture Industry.

This is a comprehensive course that teaches you both the science and management of farming. Graduates will have a foundation to start building a business or a career working on a farm, or in providing supplies or services used by farms.

Being Different Gives You an edge!

  • Farmers that don't change, simply don't survive
  • This course is strong on helping you adapt to change -ask us to explain how.

Core Modules:    These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Proficiency Award 2 in Agriculture.

  •      Industry Project BIP000
  •      Animal Anatomy And Physiology (Animal Husbandry I ) BAG101
  •      Farm Management BAG104
  •      Research Project I BGN102
  •      Soil Management (Agriculture) BAG103
  •      Sustainable Agriculture BAG215

Elective Modules:    In addition to the core modules, students study any 9 of the following 32 modules.

  •      Horse Care I BAG102
  •      Animal Behaviour BAG203
  •      Animal Behaviour BAG203
  •      Animal Diseases BAG219
  •      Animal Feed & Nutrition (Animal Husbandry III) BAG202
  •      Animal Health (Animal Husbandry II) BAG201
  •      Aquaculture BAG211
  •      Beef Cattle BAG206
  •      Calf Rearing BAG207
  •      Dairy Cattle BAG205
  •      Equine Behaviour BAG216
  •      Fruit Production - Temperate Climate BHT218
  •      Horse Care II BAG204
  •      Hydroponic Management (Hydroponics II) BHT213
  •      Hydroponics I BHT224
  •      Irrigation -Agricultural Irrigation BAG213
  •      Mariculture - Marine Aquaculture BAG220
  •      Natural Health Care for Animals BAG218
  •      Nut Production BHT219
  •      Pasture Management BAG212
  •      Poultry BAG208
  •      Sheep BAG210
  •      Trees For Rehabilitation (Landcare Reafforestation) BHT205
  •      Viticulture BHT220
  •      Weed Control BHT209
  •      Agricultural Marketing BAG304
  •      Agronomy BAG306
  •      Animal Breeding BAG301
  •      Horse Care III BAG302
  •      Irrigation Management BAG303
  •      Organic Farming BAG305
  •      Professional Practice For Consultants BBS301

Note that each module in the Proficiency Award 2 in Agriculture is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

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Finance options

If you are an Irish citizen you may be eligible to receive financial support, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are a resident of Ireland, you may also be eligible to receive a student grant under the Student Grant Scheme

Student support

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As an enrolled student at Learning Cloud, you are entitled to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Services Unit. These supports are designed to walk beside you throughout your studies they will assist you in life’s ups and downs to provide you the best opportunity to successfully complete your chosen course.


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  • Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP)

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How will this course advance my career?

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College Graduate vs. Non-Graduate Earnings

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  • Studying online or distance means you can study where you want and at your own pace.
  • Receive career-focused training with practical, hands-on learning.
  • All course materials are provided and all digital platforms are interactive, work on any device and designed to be fun.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning or Skills Recognition may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.