Who is the course for?

Those wishing to learn rural business administration skills, including farmers, farm managers, and farm secretaries. The course is of particular interest to adults wishing to update their skills, as well as to younger people who wish to learn these skills. Please note this course is delivered on-line through distance learning.

What does the course involve?

There are four distinct sections which together cover all the content of the Bridgwater College Certificate. They are studied consecutively:

  • Book-keeping and accounts: VAT, cash analysis, trading accounts, balance sheets and proof of accounts (Course code FL053/NM1A)
  • Wages and employment: wages, PAYE, sick pay, employment records and legislation, health and safety (Course code FL053/NM1B)
  • Livestock records: statutory records (including cattle passports), farm assurance, breeding records, production records (Course code FL053/NM1C
  • Crops records: statutory records, farm assurance, production records (course code FL053/NM1D)

What makes this course special?

This unique course is designed to be studied from your home at a time convenient to you.

Entry Requirements

Adults with appropriate experience may gain entry without formal qualifications. Other needs 4 GCSEs at C or above, or an appropriate Level 2 qualification.

What are the assessment methods?

There is an optional final exam

Start Date Notice

Thank you for taking an interest in this course. If there are no Course Details displayed above it is because the course has completed for this academic year.

Our updated course listing for 2016/2017 should be available at the beginning of June, when you will be able to see the upcoming start dates and be able to apply/enrol.

Come to one of our Open Events to learn more!

Further Information