FACTS Update Course (Nutrient Management Programme)

Who is this course for?

  • Those who have held a FACTS certificate for over 5 years
  • Those working as advisers, representatives, farmers and farm managers involved in arable crop production and management
  • Those who have qualified for the BASIS Professional Register and want to gain Continuing Professional Development points
  • Those with a basic prior knowledge of the production of cereals, oilseed rape, sugar beet, potatoes and grassland
  • Those who are familiar with a range of farming systems and nutrient issues with an ability to gain sufficient field experience before attempting the exam
  • Those with at least one years experience of fertiliser and nutrient management planning in the UK under the guidance of a suitably qualified person

What is the course content?

  • The soil in relation to plant nutrition
  • The nature and properties of fertilisers
  • Organic fertilisers
  • Crop nutrients and the basis for calculating the amount of fertiliser required
  • Use of fertilisers on the main crop groups in the UK
  • Transport, storage, handling and labelling requirements necessary to protect the environment
  • Codes of good agricultural practice, legal and safety requirements to protect the environment

How long is the course?

Two days plus online examination

What qualification does it provide?

  • Updated FACTS Certificate of Competence in Fertiliser Advice
  • Maintenance of FACTS Qualified Advisor (FQA) status
  • The modules can be used towards the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy and the Harper Adams University College ‘Graduate Diploma in Agronomy with Environmental Management’.

What does it cost?

£395 plus VAT to include online exam

Written exam is to take place on the 29th November – price on request