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Short Courses/CPD

BASIS Foundation in Agronomy (Agriculture)

The course is a sound introduction to the agronomy, integrated crop protection and crop nutrition of the main UK combinable and root crops. For some delegates with limited crop experience and knowledge it serves as a preliminary course for the BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection Course. For others such as farm staff, who have a role which will not involve giving agronomy and crop protection advice, it is a stand alone course providing them with a level of understanding and knowledge appropriate for their work.

Course delivery

The course duration will be three blocks which will be spread over the calendar year so that farm crops can be seen at different stages and will be held at Harper Adams University.

Participatory training techniques will be used throughout and the examination will be online. Additional crop walking days can be arranged at additional cost.

Online Course:

Part I: Material released Tuesday 1st November 2022

Part II: Material released Monday 16th January 2023

Field Walk (optional extra): Monday 17th April 2023

MS Teams sessions: Thursday 20th & Friday 21st April 2023

Exam: Tuesday 2nd May 2023

Late enrolment will be considered due to the nature of delivery, subject to candidates being able to get through the material in time for the MS Teams sessions and exam. Please ring to discuss.



£835 (full tuition cost of the 6 day course, excluding lunch and accommodation).

Examination fee: £233.00 *

Lunch and beverages: £20.50 per day

Full residential: £78.00 per night

* may increase slightly July 2023


  • 10-11 January 2023 Part I (face to face)
  • 18-19 April 2023 Part II (face to face)
  • 22-23 May 2023 Part III (face to face)
  • 30 May 2023 Examination


For further information, course dates, and to book, please contact:

Short Course Office
Harper Adams University
Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB
Telephone: +44 (0)1952 815 300
Fax: +44 (0)1952 812 125


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