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UCOL’s Agriculture programmes in beekeeping, farming and horticulture will provide you great opportunities throughout the Manawatu-Whanganui-Wairarapa regions to up-skill, or get started on your agricultural career. Taught by industry professionals and delivered through hands-on learning in real environments, you’ll gain a qualification alongside the knowledge, skills and practice to perform optimally in the agriculture and sustainable primary industries.

Delivery is split into theory, technical skills and practical work to help you gain a good mix of essential skills and knowledge in the classroom, on-line and on the land.

UCOL's Agriculture programmes fall under the Primary Industries Vocational Pathway.

  • Agribusiness


    Help shape and develop New Zealand’s dynamic agriculture sector by undertaking agricultural training with UCOL to gain essential agribusiness skills and enhance your career.

  • Basic Beekeeping

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    Discover the fascinating world of beekeeping and how to install, track, and maintain beehives for sustainability and growth using organic methods. With extensive international work experience, our lecturer will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to work safely and productively in a beekeeping environment meeting necessary compliance requirements. 

  • Farming and Organic Primary Production

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    Increase your knowledge of farming, including organic farming principles in UCOL's suite of farming programmes. Our experienced tutors will support you to learn essential knowledge and skills for the primary sector and apply them for profitable production.