The purpose of this qualification is to allow Junior Personnel and elected candidates to progress towards a position of farm laborers (operators) with specific reference to Plant Production. The contextualized purpose and usage of the qualification.
A learner will be able to progress horizontally from one category to another, namely small stock, large stock or pig production, etc. (Please refer to the list mentioned under “Areas of Specialisation”) He/she will be able to do this without re-doing the whole qualification, but by only completing the necessary elective unit standards.
Furthermore, the learner will be able to progress horizontally to the following qualifications:
National Certificate in Animal Production, NQF 2;
National Certificate in Mixed Farming Systems, NQF 2.
This qualification allows access to the agricultural sector (refer to the SGB’s brief and matrix) and gives access to the relevant agricultural qualification at NQF 3, namely:
National Certificate in Plant Production, NQF 3.
In terms of competencies, the learner will progress from farming operation skills to basic managerial skills to managerial skills. The scope of practice will also increase.
The learner will be able to articulate with other occupations within the agricultural pharmaceutical operations such as laboratory assistant, assistance in the marketing and selling of agricultural pharmaceutical products and fertilizers.
The learner will also be able to move to the secondary agricultural field.
TYPE OF PROGRAMME
- Full time
The learner is required to have a minimum of Grade 10. Must able to speak and write in English.
All learning material included in tuition fees.
Course Fee: R12 550.00
- Oral reports are made or data is entered on pre-printed forms or screens.
- Instructions (including challenging, inappropriate or incorrect instructions) are received, evaluated, clarified and acted on.
- Workplace language, e.g. special purpose gestures and terminology to describe conditions, events, problems and actions is used.
- Meetings (describe conditions, state own opinions) are participated in.
- Information is collected from a variety of sources by recognizing/ reading / and/or using sensory cues.
- Information (collected from instruments, gauges, outputs, incidents, operations) is organized, summarised and responded to.
- Conditions or states are determined by measuring (i.e. temperature, size, mass, color).
- Numbers are used to counting and measure.
- A calculator is used to add, subtract, divide or multiply.
- Simple fractions and decimals are read and written.
- Simple rations / percentages are applied as part of an instruction.
- Proper use is made of number sequence, i.e. batch numbers.
- Shapes are recognized.
- Money is calculated in Rands and cents (related to pay, deductions, price, etc.)
- Business-related application are applied.
- Underpinning natural science principles are applied.
- Collected agricultural data is collated and recorded correctly and accurately.
- Data is current and available when needed.
- Methods of collating data are explained.
- Health and safety measures are adhered to.
- Basic environmental patterns and processes are related to the sustainable use of agricultural land.
- Limitations of natural resources within the agricultural environment are recognized.
- Principles of sustainable agriculture are applied.
- Measures to prevent environmental degradation indicators are implemented.
On successful completion of course, the learner will receive a certificate
The information provided may vary or change at the discretion of Eskilz College. Eskilz College will formally notify learners of any changes or variations.