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Training & Extension

Aeres University of Applied Sciences

Certificate / Diploma Short course Dronten

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course summary Planning and training on extension approaches and techniques, to develop and implement extension plans. Developing application oriented curricula and practical teaching.
Course description In the course you are trained to develop an application oriented training programme, considering target group characteristics, training needs, outcomes, timing, methods and how to evaluate the programme(s). Own and fellow participants' experience is also appreciated here. Relevant aspects of training adults vs students will be discussed, which can also be experienced while preparing and executing practical micro teaching. You will be trained in the organisation of extension and training activities, setting up these activities and how to implement these activities. Practical classes where we have Dutch farmers participating in answering questionnaires and setting up of extension programmes.
Study subjects During the traing the following aspects are important: • Developing creative training and extension programmes • Setting up a good questionnaire • Analyse the trainees knowledge need • Picking the best approach for the target group • Participatory planning • How to make programmes stronger • Strengthen staff performance • Understand plans, for whom, who takes initiative and what are the goals a
Course objectives The participant is able to: • Explain the relevance and opportunities of agricultural extension for agricultural development. • Apply participatory extension planning approaches and techniques. To develop and implement extension plans in cooperation between farmers and extension workers. • Develop, arrange an outline for and evaluate a short training program. • Prepare and conduct a practical training
ECTS credits 4.00
Duration 4 week(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, design project, excursion, individual assignment, integration module, lecture, poster presentation, practicum, self study, workshop
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About the institution

Department Aeres Training Centre International (Barneveld)
Information about the institution Talent for growth. That is what Aeres University of Applied Sciences (Aeres UAS) from the Netherlands stands for. Our university is rooted in the agricultural and educational higher education. We focus on education, research and sharing knowledge. This is how we contribute to the development of innovative professionals. Professionals who are capable of taking responsible decisions in a complex world, with a natural talent for acting sustainable. Aeres University of Applied Sciences offers Bachelor programmes, a Master programme and a number of short courses. We have three faculties in the cities: Dronten, Almere and Wageningen. We share the same vision and mission, but we each have our own profile and identity. Aeres UAS is part of the Aeres group, which also contains TVET colleges in Agriculture and Aeres Training Centre International (ATCI) in Barneveld. The short coures of Aeres UAS are offered in close cooperation with ATCI and result into a certificate or diploma.


Admission requirements
  1. A diploma and/or B.Sc. degree in the desired field of study. Working experience (3 years or more) in the desired field of study
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.0
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Duration 4 week(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
4 Jan 2021 1 Nov 2020 15 Jun 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)n.a.€ 3825n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

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