BASIS Foundation Award

Cost: £875 (includes tuition & exam fee)
Dates (2017/18):

November 1st
December 1st
January 11th (veg group only)
February 14th
March 8th
April 27th (arable group only)
May 11th

Exam (2018):

May 21st


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.


  • 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 please contact:

Simon Goodger 
Tel: 01522 835295 

Jill Duarte
Tel: 01522 835428