Sheep Farming

The need-to-know basics for a modern day shepherd

This course is ideal for anyone considering a career working with sheep or already involved in sheep farming. It is also suitable for leisure learners who want to know more about or keep sheep. You will gain a very good basic knowledge of sheep husbandry combined with an understanding of the biology of the sheep. Topics covered include the choice of breed, pregnancy and lambing, grazing management, meat, wool and milk production, sheep health, financial planning and organic production.

  • A course that provides an excellent basic knowledge of sheep husbandry, enabling you to manage your flock more effectively and productively
  • 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 amateur and professional graziers
  • 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 sheep 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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