BTEC Diploma level 3 Pig production

The study programme for the BTEC level 3 diploma covers all relevant topics and experience in theory and practice related to pig production. You can use this diploma to start your own farm or apply for a job as Pig farm manager/ worker. Moreover, this diploma offers you the opportunity to continue your studies in Dutch or international Bachelor programmes.

For whom?

  • Students with a Higher vocational diploma in agriculture
  • University students
  • Pig farm workers and staff
  • Application deadline: September 2020
  • Language: English (IELTS 4.5)
  • Supervised learning hours: 720
  • Duration: 4.5 months
  • Number of credits: 120 ECTS
  • Tuition fee: Not yet available


4.5 months of theory and practical classes. 1 month of practical training at a certified pig training farm.
A total of 12 units (modules) will be taught, with a focus on

  • Pig Nutrition
  • Pig Breeding
  • Estate skills
  • Housing systems
  • Pig industry experience
  • Pig business management
  • Animal health control Pig production


  • BTEC Nationals (Business and Technology Education Council) are career-based qualifications designed to give students the skills they need to move on to higher education or go straight into employment. More employers and Higher Education institutions than ever before are choosing BTEC-qualified candidates for their academic and practical knowledge and skills.

    • International Qualification Program (from the UK)
    • 103 countries recognize BTEC credits
    • Recognized by over 200 universities worldwide
    • 1.3 million students per year
    • Better Job Opportunities
    • Access to Higher Education
    • Practical approach
    • Learning by Doing!
    • Modular system
    • Teamwork
  • In order to enrol for a programme at Aeres MBO, it is important that you are at least 18 years old en that your English language skills are sufficiently developed. All programmes longer than three months require at least IELTS 4.5. This is an average language level according to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).