Agronomy Courses



This course is designed for those who wish to pass the FACTS examination leading to the Certificate of Competence in Fertiliser Advice, as well as advisers, representatives, farmers and farm managers involved in arable crop production and management. It will also be of interest to those who have qualified for the BASIS Professional Register and want to gain Continuing Professional Development points. The exam includes a multiple choice exam on the last day which lasts an hour and a half. The exam will show your understanding of, and competence in crop nutrition. 

Course Content:

  • Soil in relation to crop nutrition
  • Principles of crop nutrition
  • PH and liming
  • Major nutrients/minor nutrients
  • Organic matters
  • Fertiliser materials
  • Calculating crop requirements (roots and grassland)

Course Length:

  • Five Days

A successful candidate will qualify for the FACTS Certificate of Competence in Fertiliser Advice.

This course will also accrue 30 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

This course carries 5 CPD points for the BASIS Professional Register.

West Berks & Oxon Training

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us

07919 430312

Kilmarnock House
Unit 1 Woolley Barns
Woolley Nr Wantage
Oxon, OX12 8TA