Organic Arable Farming

Be part of a fast-growing industry that promotes good health and environmental awareness

Organic farming avoids the use of synthetic chemicals (such as those found in artificial fertilisers and pesticides). The organic movement started in the 1950s in reaction to land being cleared by large machinery and harmful chemicals to enable large-scale food production and the industrialisation of the farming process. With the introduction of organic certification and the growth of the organic farming sector and demand for organic products, this method of farming is here to stay. This course will enable you to develop a knowledge of arable farming using organic techniques. It extensively covers soil and nutrients, and you will also learn about crop rotation, weed management, and controlling pests and diseases in organic systems. As well as providing a route into a farming career, the course is ideal for those already working in arable farming who wish to convert to organic production or for leisure learners with a keen interest in this subject.

  • An course that provides a detailed understanding of organic arable farming
  • Flexible home-study learning so you can fit your learning around your work and life
  • Quality course material and excellent tutor support – to help you achieve your goals
  • On successful completion you will receive an HCC Certificate
  • Suitable for both amateurs and professionals
  • No previous experience needed

How the course works

Your first set of course materials will be sent to you when you enrol. You can start as soon as you want and progress through the course at your own pace, studying when and where you choose.

This flexibility makes it easy to fit learning around work and family commitments.

The extensive course materials have been developed by organic farming experts and are clear and straightforward, so your studying is easy and enjoyable. As you complete each lesson, your tutor will promptly return your marked assignment with constructive feedback and guidance. (You can also contact your tutor or the support team for help at any point during your studies.)

The course includes all the required study materials.

There is no formal examination. On successful completion you will be awarded an HCC Certificate. You have 2 years to complete the course.

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