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Farm Management - Endorsed Certificate Course (TQUK - Training Qualifications UK)

Distance learning course with study materials, tutor support and final exam included

Academy For Distance Learning


£292.50 inc VAT
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100 hours · Self-paced
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No formal qualification
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Farm Management Online Course. 100 Hours Endorsed Certificate Course (TQUK - Training Qualifications UK).

Home Study Farm Management. Learn successful management of farming business through this Distance Learning Course. Animal rearing and crop production are only part of the picture in successful farming good management skills are also vital.

So a team of experts from the UK and Australia were enlisted, under the leadership of renowned horticulturalist John Mason to develop this course. You will learn how to analyse, diagnose and make management decisions related to a farm business. A thorough and comprehensive Online course in farm management.

This course will enable you to learn to analyse, diagnose and make decisions related to management of a farm business. It relates to managing all resources, including; production, staff, physical resources, and natural resources. You learn strategic planning, whole farm planning, and how to prepare a business plan.

Benefits of an ADL Endorsed Course?

Endorsed courses are skills based. They have been evaluated and approved by an independent awarding body such as Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

What makes ADL’s Endorsed courses different?

  • Flexible Self-Paced Learning– adjust your learning around your home and work commitments
  • Start and Finish at any time
  • Courses globally and industry relevant
  • Practical Component at the end of most lessons.

Allocated your own tutor relevant to your subject. You can have as little or as much contact as you like with your tutor. They are there to support you all the way through.

This course is endorsed by TQUK -Training Qualifications UK, an OFQUAL awarding body.


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Lesson Structure:

1. Strategic Planning

  • Planning procedures
  • The policy formulation approach
  • Strategic management approach
  • Initial strategy approach
  • Farm business structures
  • Management plans
  • Financial terminology and the money market
  • Finding finance
  • Rural finance sources
  • Financial terminology and record keeping
  • Contract law; Elements of a simple contract; Offers; Acceptance; Consideration
  • Strategic plans
  • Trusts

2. Business Plans

  • Farm Planning
  • Quality management systems
  • Whole farm planning
  • Preparing a business plan
  • Integrated production plans

3. Business Assessment

  • Business goals; factors involved in business assessment
  • Considering factors affecting your business
  • Drawing conclusions

4. Viability Analysis

  • Assessing profit
  • Risk analysis and managing risk
  • Standards
  • Cost efficiency
  • Cost of production
  • Quality and quantity standards
  • Financial records
  • The bookkeeping process
  • End of period accounting
  • Cash flow
  • Example of budget
  • Sensitivity analysis

5. Management Strategies

  • Organising the workplace
  • Scheduling
  • Production systems
  • System variables
  • Animal production systems
  • Lot feeding
  • Cropping systems
  • Polyculture
  • Office systems
  • Computers
  • Business diversification
  • Value adding

6. Human Resources

  • Supervision
  • Organisational structures
  • Leadership
  • Workplace changes
  • Interviewing
  • Recruitment and staff induction
  • Giving instructions
  • Managing human resources
  • Work scheduling
  • Occupational Health and safety
  • Duty of care
  • Protective equipment
  • Dealing with chemicals
  • Handling tools and equipment
  • Safety auditing

7. Physical Resources

  • Managing equipment, machinery and buildings
  • Managing physical resources
  • Engineering efficiency
  • Animal structures

8. Natural Resources

  • Regulations and legislation
  • Land Care programs
  • Rehabilitation
  • Trees
  • Erosion control
  • Soil degradation
  • Salinity
  • Soil acidification
  • Compaction
  • Chemical Residues
  • Water management
  • Water quality
  • Irrigation and watering systems

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the academy, marked by the academy's tutors and returned to you with feedback, any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Who is this course for?

Agriculturalists, Farmers, Animal Breeders


A pc or laptop with internet connection.

Career path

ADL has helped thousands of people develop their farming and agricultural knowledge and skills. This course is perfect if you're aspiring to become a farmer or if you'd like to further develop your career in farming.

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Lauren asked:

Do you receive a Certificate at the end of this?


Hi Lauren Many thanks for your question. Yes indeed, you receive both an ADL Certificate and a TQUK Endorsed Certificate (Hard Copy), plus a transcript, that is posted to your address. If you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact me. Kindest regards Amanda White General Manager

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LUNG asked:

Hi I have start the course but I am not sure if I did all the actions required. Can you help me please?


Hi Lung Yes, of course. Please can you kindly call our Canterbury offices. I cannot place a URL address on this REED platform, or even a telephone number, so please google: "ADL, Academy for Distance Learning" and we are the first search result. We look forward to hearing from you. Kindest regards Amanda White General Manager

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