This unique training course has been developed with farmers for farmers and, benefits from the option of participants having the opportunity to undertake an assessment module which is accredited by the Royal Agricultural University.
The objective of the programme is to help individuals develop the skills needed in a management type role. This is achieved by input and interaction with guest industry speakers and other members of the group, field trips and a case study.
The course uses a range of industry experts to deliver a wide range of workshops. Upon completion of the project and its coursework, students are awarded a Level 5 management accreditation.
The course, like the agricultural industry is subject to change and is assessed to ensure that it continues to meet industry needs. Key topics that will be covered include:
- Personal and business objectives
- Resource Appraisal
- People management and motivation
- Chairmanship and getting the most from meetings
- Time Management
- Understanding Accounts - Sole Trader and partnerships
- Costs of Production
- Land Values and understanding your assets
- Diversification field trip, exercise and SWOT analysis of own farm
- Leadership and leadership styles
- Business evaluation, gross margins and fixed cost
- Case study, group activity
- Share farming and Contract Farming Agreements
- Succession Planning
- Business foundations and growth
- Preparing a business plan
- The Media, the do's and don'ts of how to promote yourself and your business
- Field trip
- Presentation skills
- Global Markets
- Grain marketing methods and managing financial risk
- Panel debate - topical subject for the industry
- Case study SWOT analysis and presentation to the Farm Manager/Owner
The course is fully residential and is delivered at our Riseholme Showground Campus Lincolnshire as follows:
Week One: 12th - 16th November 2018
Week Two: 4th - 8th February 2019
The cost for attending is £3,800 (payable in two installments). The fee covers all food and accommodation, training, training materials and field trips.
Some funding support may be available from the Princes Countryside Fund, The Chadacre Agricultural Trust, The Hadleigh Farmers Agricultural Association and the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society. For more information about bursary and sponsorship opportunities to help with the funding of the course, please email email@example.com.
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BTEC Level 3 in Agriculture
“Bishop Burton is a really good college. Everyone is there to help you and having the farm to work on helps you understand it more, rather than just sitting in a classroom. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to study agriculture.”
Chantelle has benefitted greatly from the opportunity to work on the College farm as part of her course.
She and her fellow Agriculture students have developed a wide range of practical skills across many different areas of farming, which has helped prepare them for careers in the industry.
Chantelle is planning to further enhance these skills by progressing to study a degree in Agriculture at the College.
“We have done a mixture of arable and livestock farming, so everything to do with crops and all different farm animals,” she said.
“We have done a lot of practical work on the farm. It involves shearing sheep, for example, checking on the crops – all aspects of farming really.
“I’m now looking at staying at the College to do a degree and would like to follow in my dad’s footsteps as an agronomist.
“Bishop Burton is a really good college. Everyone is there to help you and having the farm to work on helps you understand it more, rather than just sitting in a classroom. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to study Agriculture.”