Qualification - Advanced Diploma In Agriculture - Animal Husbandry

Course CodeVAG005
Fee CodeAD
Duration (approx)2500 hours
QualificationAdvanced Diploma

Professional Training in Animal Husbandry

Train to work in animal production at a technician or management level

  • Suitable for anyone wishing to work in animal production at any level.
  • Study from home, and at your own pace.

Improve your career prospects within the animal husbandry industry. Supported by highly knowledgeable and experienced tutors.

This course provides training for people wishing to work in animal production at:

  • Technician or management level in positions such as a farm manager
  • Technical representatives
  • Trainers
  • Agricultural Consultants.

Modules available include: Animal Husbandry, Animal Breeding, Animal Behaviour, Aquaculture, Sustainable Agriculture;Organic Farming, Horse Care, Poultry, Pigs, Permaculture, Sheep, Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle, and Pasture Management.


The Advanced Diploma in Agriculture - Animal Husbandry consists of:

  • 7 core modules,
  • 7 stream modules, and
  • 11 elective modules.

Students study a total of 24 modules plus the Workshop I module relating to work experience or industry meetings. It is a flexible qualification that enables you to focus on areas of animal husbandry that are of particular interest to you.

You can find more information on the modules making up the course below.


Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Advanced Diploma In Agriculture - Animal Husbandry.
 Animal Biology (Animal Husbandry I) BAG101
 Farm Management BAG104
 Research Project I BGN102
 Workplace Health & Safety VBS103
 Workshop I BGN103
 Pasture Management BAG212
 Research Project II BGN201
Stream ModulesStudied after the core modules, stream modules cover more specific or niche subjects.
 Animal Health Care VAG100
 Soil Management (Agriculture) BAG103
 Animal Feed & Nutrition (Animal Husbandry III) BAG202
 Animal Health (Animal Husbandry II) BAG201
 Sustainable Agriculture BAG215
 Agricultural Marketing BAG304
 Breeding Animals BAG301
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 11 of the following 22 modules.
 Biochemistry I (Animal) BSC103
 Business Studies BBS101
 Horse Management I BAG102
 Instructional Skills BGN101
 Machinery and Equipment (Engineering I) BSC105
 Animal Behaviour BAG203
 Beef Cattle Management BAG206
 Calf Rearing BAG207
 Dairy Cattle Management BAG205
 Engineering Applications (Engineering II) BSC205
 Equine Behaviour BAG216
 Fish Farming & Aquaculture BAG211
 Goat Husbandry BAG223
 Horse Management II BAG204
 Irrigation (Agricultural) BAG213
 Permaculture Systems BHT201
 Pig Husbandry BAG209
 Poultry Husbandry BAG208
 Workshop II BGN203
 Agronomy BAG306
 Horse Breeding BAG307
 Horse Management III BAG302

Note that each module in the Qualification - Advanced Diploma In Agriculture - Animal Husbandry is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

ACS Student Comment: Yes [the course was a valuable learning experience]. It is providing me with new insights and development beyond my former knowledge of this subject. It also provides me with a proper basic knowledge to pursue my dreams in this career path.
Arnold Taen, Netherlands - Diploma in Animal Management

Undertake professional training to follow your chosen career path

The Advanced Diploma In Agriculture - Animal Husbandry provides detailed studies in farm management and animal husbandry. With practical elements to modules, projects, and a wide selection of options to enable you to tailor the qualification to your areas of specific interest, you are provided with the opportunity to gain your own unique qualification to help you further your own career options.

The course is studied by distance learning, and is available for you to start at any time. You study at your own pace, with support and guidance from our highly experienced specialist tutors.

You can enrol today, or if you have any questions - please get in touch with our specialist Agriculture tutors. They will be pleased to answer you questions and provide you with more details about the course and studying with ACS.

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