Myerscough College is involved in the delivery of an innovative new course aimed at minimising the environmental impact of farming.
Myerscough is a partner in the ‘Feeding the world through ECVET in Agriculture’ project, which will see the College deliver a three-week residential course called ‘Reducing Environmental Impacts and Renewable Energy Options on Farms.’
Click here to watch a video of our Head of Agriculture, Craig Thompson, talking about the course:
The course is aimed at European funded students aged 16 – 19 studying vocational courses in agricultural colleges, who wish to gain an overseas study experience and learn about how farms can reduce their carbon footprint and consider incorporating renewable energy solutions such as solar PV or wind turbines on farms. The sustainability of farming is vital to ensure future food supplies for a growing population. There are new technologies and new management approaches that are constantly being introduced to help farmers become more efficient, increase output whilst also minimising their environmental impact. The future generation of farmers and farm managers will benefit from the course by learning about the issues and the solutions that are currently being adopted.
As part of their study the learners will visit various farms in the area and also complete one week of work experience on the College Farm. They will also undertake five assessment tasks with support from online resources and technology at the College. The course is currently going through validation with Pearson and it is hoped that it becomes a recognised qualification in its own right.
For those interested in studying this course they should contact Craig Thompson on 01995 642222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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by Dave Salmon