Small Scale Farming (Autumn Season)

Course overview

There are a limited number of FREE places available on this course, for those aged 19 and over (at the start of the course) and who either have a mental health condition or difficulty, are employed and earning an annual salary less than £17,004 per annum, in receipt of state benefit in your own name and unemployed or working and earning less than £338 per month (or £541 for household claims), are a single parent, or have a social or emotional difficulty. For further details and to apply please email us. To find out more and to view the terms and conditions please view our Community Wellbeing page.

This course includes an Introduction to:

  •  goats
  • poultry /incubation
  • cows
  • waterfowl and specialist markets
  • diseases
  • pigs
  • pasture management
  • sheep
  • legislation with hands-on experience

This 10 week, part-time evening course is designed to provide potential small holders with the practical skills and husbandry knowledge associated with small scale farming activities.

The Campus is attractive and easily accessible with excellent student resources all which create an enjoyable learning environment. Practical work is carried out on the extensive 280 hectare estate, with its woodlands, wetland features, livestock, grasslands etc.

There are both practical and theoretical aspects to this course, using a wide range of species.

No formal requirements.

Other countryside and animal management courses or run a smallholding.

Course Starts in 75 Days
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