BASIS Foundation Award


Course Dates (2018/19):

31 October 2018 
12 December 2018 
24 January 2019 (veg group only) 
12 March 2019 
1 April 2019 (arable group only) 
2 May 2019 
23 May 2019 

Exam: 6 June 2019

Fees: £895 (includes tuition and exam fee)



This course provides an introduction to agronomy, integrated crop protection and crop nutrition. It can be used as a preliminary course for those looking to progress onto the BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection, or a stand alone course for those seeking a basic understanding of crop production. Candidates can choose to study the arable or field vegetable option.


The subject areas covered will include the following:

  • Principles of crop production.
  • Recognition and biology of weeds, pests and diseases.
  • Soils and crop nutrition.
  • Pesticides and fertilisers.
  • Protecting people and the environment.
  • Pesticide and fertiliser application technology.


The course is delivered over six days, plus a half day for the examination. Delivery is through participatory lectures, crop walking and group exercises.


The course is assessed by a written exam, consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions.


For further Information and course dates/times please contact either:

Simon Goodger
Tel: 01522 835295

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