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The Short Course Programme

Marshal Papworth scholarship funds a BTEC Certificate in Agriculture. This is a tailored 10-week full-time short course in partnership with Harper Adams University.

The 10-week short course is where students learn vocational skills in animal and crop husbandry, machinery operations, IT and study a Special Marshal Papworth module in small scale business management.

Upon completion of this course students will receive a BTEC Certificate in Agriculture, validated by Edexcel which is an internationally recognised awarding body.

Marshal Papworth Fund statement on Covid-19

The Marshal Papworth committee, along with our short course partners Harper Adams University, have made the sad decision to cancel this year’s Short Course in Sustainable Agriculture, held from May to July, due to the Coronavirus threat.

Whilst this was something we desperately wanted to avoid where possible, the short course would usually combine an exceptional standard of teaching with practical learning and a number of fieldtrips to agribusinesses and agricultural events whilst the students are here in the UK. Even if students had been able to get to the UK safely, the programme would be greatly impacted by the CV19 measures the UK Government are putting into place, and we do not wish to expose the students, their communities or the communities here in the UK to unnecessary risks.   

Our focus will now move to ensuring that we are able to put on a very successful course in 2021, and will hope to welcome the applicants that had been due to attend in 2020 as part of this.

For our MSc scholarship students currently studying in the UK, we are in close contact with them and their host universities during this challenging and uncertain time. Our priority will be ensuring that they have the means to stay safe and well in the coming weeks and months ahead.

We also wish our alumni back in their home countries to stay safe and well, and encourage you to keep in touch and reach out to us in these uncertain times globally.  



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Short Course Programme
DURATION: 10 weeks
LEVEL: BTEC certificate in agriculture
DELIVERY: Campus, Full-time
CAMPUS: Harper Adams
START DATE: April
WHY STUDY THIS PROGRAMME:

Marshal Papworth scholarship funds a BTEC Certificate in Agriculture. This is a tailored 10-week full-time short course in partnership with Harper Adams University.

The 10-week short course is where students learn vocational skills in animal and crop husbandry, machinery operations, IT and study a Special Marshal Papworth module in small scale business management.

Upon completion of this course students will receive a BTEC Certificate in Agriculture, validated by Edexcel which is an internationally recognised awarding body.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

The Marshal Papworth Fund is currently working with a number of organisations in country who are responsible for the selection of candidates for the Marshal Papworth 10-week Short Course.

PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE:

Crop Management: Successful agricultural crop production demands a wide range of practical skills and related knowledge. This unit develops the skills and knowledge needed for crop establishment and growth, crop protection, harvesting and storage.

Livestock Management: It focuses on developing a range of practical skills and studying their underlying principles to enable students to work competently within a broad range of livestock production systems. The unit covers the main aspects involved in any livestock production system including breed selection, animal husbandry, breeding, feeding, health and welfare. It covers the common farm mammalian species, focusing on the importance of breeding and animal health together with the underlying principles involved, as well as interpreting information on the selection of breeding stock.

Business Management: This unit will allow the student to explore a range of businesses involved in producing goods and services, and investigate how a range of physical and human resources are necessary for successful business operation and how their management can result in improved business performance. Students will also understand how record keeping, both financial and physical, is a vital function for the management and control of a business.

Additional Activities: Students will obtain experience of operating a range of machinery used in agriculture. This additional work will enable students to understand which machines are commonly used, and learn how to operate and service them.

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