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Department of Animal Production

Objectives of the Qualification/ Program

The Diploma in dairy farm worker is a work based qualification designed for new employees within the dairy farming sector. The main objective of the qualification is to offer the opportunity to prove competence of industrial performance, knowledge and understanding and to recognize the ability of individuals working in the sector.

Description of the Qualification/ Program

Department of Animal Production offers common course in the field of Animal Production to the trainees during Trimester 3. During this period, the focus will be on developing the basic and advanced skills of the trainees in terms of Animal and Farm Management Sciences.

The department offers courses such as

  1. Basic Principles of Animal Production
  2. Animal Health & Food Safety
  3. Animal Nutrition
  4. Bio Security, etc

During Trimester 4, Trimester 5 & Trimester 6, Department of Animal Production offers two specialized courses to the trainees in the following specializations in order to have focused learning and expertise in the respective stream.

1. Dairy Production
2. Poultry Production

Any Pre-requisite/ eligibility for admission

Admission to the diploma in Animal Production does not require any prior qualification in Animal Production or any experience

of working in Animal Sciences. However, the trainees should have at least completed high school with good results in English,

Biology, and Chemistry with 80% or above.

Teaching Methods

  • Class Lectures
  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • On Job Training
  • Practical
  • Industrial Visits
  • Workshops

Assessment Methods

  • Theoretical Assessments (Formative and Summative)
  • Practical Assessment- in Labs and in Farm during Visits
  • On Job Training Assessment – Paper based and practical assessment
  • Projects

Duration of the Program/ Total Qualification Hours

  • Total Training Hours at DFP: 2640 Hours (40*11=440*6=2640 Contact Hours)
  • Total Training Guided Learning Hours: 2640+880=3520 Hours
  • OJT Hours: 880 Hours (22*40=880) two Trimesters 11 weeks each one
  • Credit Hours: 158
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT) = 3770 Hours

Feedbacks/ Surveys

  1. Trainee Satisfaction Feedback
  2. Graduate Satisfaction Feedback
  3. Line Manager/ Employer Feedback

Facilities and Resources

  1. Experienced and Qualified Trainers
  2. Modern State of the art Labs and Workshops
  3. Multimedia Classrooms
  4. Conducive Learning Environment
  5. Hostels/ Accommodation
  6. Counseling Services for trainees
  7. Transportation
  8. Cafeteria
  9. Sports and Recreational Activities

Head of Specialization Profile

Martolea Gabriel
He got his Veterinary Doctor from Ion Ionescu de la Brad University of Veterinary Medicine, Iasi, Romania in 2008. He worked as an AP Head of Department of DFP from 2012 to present. He also worked for Cinop, National Sanitary Veterinary & Food Safety Authority and Hortivet-Serv within this time period.