19 March 1999
College courses and other training in dairy farming

THE Lantra Factsheet below shows Colleges that offer dairy courses:

  • Contact your local/closest agricultural college and the Agricultural Correspondence College to find out if they offer any training either on a part-time, evening or distance learning option, which would allow you to work at the same time. National Vocational Qualifications are another way to develop skills that relate to the job you are doing and gain a nationally recognised qualification at the same time.
  • Contact dairy related organisations – for example
    • The National Dairymens Association
      Phone: 0171 935 4562
    • British Dairying magazine
      Phone: 01223 460478
    to see if they have lists of dairy farmers that you could contact.
  • Contact your local NFU and MAFF offices to see if you can get details of dairy producers who you could aproach in your area.
  • For details of any funding that is available for training in your area. contact Hertfordshire TEC
    Phone: 01727 813600.

Colleges that offer dairy courses
CollegeAddressTel NoQualification and Course Title
Otley College Otley, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 9EY 01473 785543 Dairying Production – Goat and Sheep
Coleg Llysfasi College Ruthin LL15 2LB 01978 790263 National Certificate in Agriculture (option in dairy farming)
National Certificate in Dairying
Plumpton College Ditchling Road, Plumpton, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3AE 01273 890454 National Certificate in Agriculture
National Certificate in Dairying
Higher National Certificate in Dairying
Bicton College East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 7BY 01395 568353 National Certificate in Dairying
Advanced National Certificate in Agriculture –
Farm and Grassland
National Diploma in Agriculture (option in
dairying)
Kirkley Hall College Ponteland, Northumberland NE20 0AQ 01661 860808 National Certificate in Dairying
Reaseheath College Reaseheath, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 6DF 01270 625131 Advanced National Certificate in Dairy Herd Management
Cannington College Cannington, Bridgewater, Somerset TA5 2LS 01278 652226 Higher National Certificate in Agricultural Management (option in dairy)
Broomfield College Broomfield, Morley, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 6DN 01332 831345 National Diploma in Agriculture
Newton Rigg College Newton Rigg, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0AH 01768 863791 National Diploma in Agriculture – Dairying
Myerscough College Myerscough Hall, Bilsborrow, Preston, Lancashire PR3 0RY 01995 640611 Higher National Diploma in Dairy Herd Management
University of Reading Faculty of Agriculture and Food, 2 Earley Gate, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 2AU 0118 931 8374 MSc in Dairy Animal Science
MSc in Food Science (dairy science option)
University of Leeds Department of Animal Physiology and Nutrition, Leeds LS2 9JT 0113 233 3952 MPhil in Animal Science
PhD in Animal Science