Education Courses

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Education

Two certificate courses in sugarcane agriculture are held each year. The junior course is of three weeks duration and is offered twice each year, usually in March and November.  The general entry requirement is Std 10 (Grade 12), preferably from an agricultural school with at least two years on-farm experience. A student who has a Std 8 (Grade 10) and relevant agricultural experience may be considered, depending on the outcome of an assessment and interview process.

The senior course of five weeks duration is held once or twice each year, usually in February and June, numbers permitting. The general entry requirement is an undergraduate degree or diploma, preferably in agriculture or the sciences. A student who has a matric (Grade 12) and has passed the Junior Certificate Course with a Merit Pass (65% and above) will also be entitled to enroll. A student who has a matric (Grade 12) certificate may be considered, depending on the outcome of an assessment and interview process.

The courses includes subjects on Soils, Varieties, Pests & Diseases, Husbandry, Environmental Management, Land Use Planning, Harvesting, Weed Control, Mechanisation, Irrigation and Farm Management. Since the courses are delivered in English and all assessment is carried out in English, students must be able to read and write English.

For more details and application forms, follow the links below.

Senior Certificate Courses

SCC FEBRUARY 2018 

SCC JUNE 2018

Junior Certificate Courses

JCC APRIL 2018

JCC OCTOBER 2018

 General

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For further enquiries contact Belinda Simpson (Tel 031 5087405). Email: belinda.simpson@sugar.org.za