Primary Agriculture

Introduction :

Majuba FET College will offer exciting, modern and relevant programs, one of which will be in Primary Agriculture. The approach will be to emphasize high skills, high knowledge and high quality.
This programs will respond more than ever to the needs of the modern economy and will progress from NQF Level 2 to 4 (Grade 10 to 12). This gives learners the opportunity to specialize in a career path from grade 10.

Duration: 
1 year each level.
Entry Requirements: 
Grade 9 or Grade 10,11,12 ( Learners Choice) Approved Bridging Program NQF level 1 or RP
Advantages of this qualification: 
Learners who completed the NQF level 4 in this qualification will also be more ready to move into a career or higher education, i.e. University or Technikon (NQF level 5, upwards) or relevant exposure to the real working environment.
What about the subjects: 

National Certificate in Primary Agriculture, will take the compulsory fundamental subjects (similar to schools), but with the emphasis on specialized subjects: (NQF Level 2 to 4 = 3 years).

Fundamentals Subjects: 
Language Maths or Maths Literacy Life Orientation
Vocational Subjects: 
Soil Science Plant Production Animal Husbandry Agri Business Thus : 7 Subjects will be offered. Vocational Subjects change on level 3 to 4
Vocational Activities: 
After completion of the NCV (NQF level 4) Primary Agriculture, Learners can find employment in the sectors below : Advise farmers on farming techniques / methods Work on nursery, botanical garden etc Work at a company advising farmers on management of finances Advise farmers on marketing advertising and selling agricultural products Work as a production planner for crops and animals enterprises Work in and outside a farm A learner who wishes to further his/her studies will also be able to move into higher education, providing that the learner enrolled for mathematics and not ,mathematic literacy.
Career Opportunities: 
The National Certificate in Primary Agriculture, provides an opportunity to Access any one of the careers listed below: Agri Economics Agricultural Sciences Farm Management Forestry Botany Horticulture Food Technology Food Sciences Viticulture
Course offered at: 
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