BASIS Foundation Award in Agronomy

Key Information

Course Dates:



1 July 2022


£1,000 (includes tuition and exam fee)

Contact Information:

For further Information please contact:

Simon Goodger
Tel: 07785118611

Course Overview

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.

Course Dates

  • January 13
  • January 27
  • March 4 (Veg group only)
  • March 10 (Arable group only)
  • April 29
  • May 19
  • June 16


1 July 2022


£1,000 (includes tuition and exam fee)


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.