An Introduction to running a successful smallholding

Course code: ESCR008P

Subject area: Animal Care & Management

Study level: Part Time

Course level:

Course details

9:30am - 4:30pm

Sunday

8th May 2022 - 8th May 2022

Common Leys Farm

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

This course is designed for those thinking of taking on farm livestock for the first time or who already have a smallholding but want to learn more. The course will be held at the Common Leys Farm Campus. You will take part in theory and practical sessions making full use of the livestock technology centre. You will be able to get hands on practice with restraint and husbandry techniques of cattle, sheep, goats and pigs. The college also has a poultry section so if this is your area of interest then keeping hens can be incorporated into the course. The barn is fitted with modern farming technology and you will be given a demonstration as to how it can benefit farmers on a small and large scale. No experience or knowledge is needed but if you do already have your own smallholding and want some advice and guidance this course is perfect for you.

The course will cover the legal considerations along with practical guidance. Looking at the basics of keeping; pigs, goats, cattle, sheep and poultry, with a strong focus on animal welfare. The day will include a mixture of practical activities on the college farm as well as theory sessions. Land management will also be addressed. There will be a question and answer session to allow for those with particular interests to gain expert advice. You will leave us with a certificate of attendance and contacts for future advice and guidance.

Further qualifications in agriculture or animal management.
Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £100.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £100.00


19+ Reduced Fee

CPD certificate of attendance.