National Certificate:

Plant Production

National Certificate: Plant Production

Qualification No: 49010  |  NQF 5  |  142 Credits


The National Certificate in Plant Production will equip students with focused knowledge and skills in primary crop production. During the course, students can specialise in various agronomic and horticultural production systems. Additional course content, designed by key industry role players, is included to ensure students are exposed to the latest in industry developments.

Upon successful completion of the National Certificate: Plant Production, students can enrol for a National Diploma in Plant Production NQF 5.

  • Grade 11, with basic literacy in English on Level 3 (40%)
  • Communication at NQF Level 2
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2
  • Agricultural activities at NQF 3


12 Months

Training Methodology

Online/Blended Training

The blended training model allows students to complete theoretical modules online and practical sessions on a local farm – reducing time spent away from work.

Students can also attend relevant additional i3A courses at one of our associated academies. These course credits will contribute towards their qualification.

Possible Career Opportunities
  • Junior Farmer
  • Farm Supervisor
  • Enrol for Further Diploma Studies



Registration R 2,000
After registration: 50% deposit R 14,000
At the start of the second term: (outstanding balance) R 14,000
TOTAL FEE R 30,000

The Cost includes:
  • VAT
  • Access to i3A Online Campus
  • Practical Training support
  • All Assessments
The cost excludes:
  • Accommodation/meals during practical sessions
  • Transport to the training venue

Payment Options

We understand the financial constraints most people face and have created two payment options to assist individuals in achieving their study goals.

Option 1: Payment Plan

R14,000 is payable at the start of each semester. (T&C apply)

Option 2: Monthly Plan

R2,000 registration fee

R3000 x 10 months (T&C apply)

Module title Credits
Cluster 1: Communication in the workplace 20
Cluster 2: Business Numeracy 40
Cluster 3: Crop management practices 46
Cluster 4: Crop production 36