Glen Agricultural Training Institute is a public institution of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development complying with the National Qualification Framework of the South African Qualification Authority. The Institution serves as a centre of excellence in agricultural training serving the Free State Province, as well as national and international clientele.The Institute specialises in higher and further education training band. The Institute campus is situated in a farm which was acquired in 1913 and comprises nearly 4600 ha. To the South of the estate runs the Modder River with the Renosterspruit as tributary. Over the years Glen College has built up a proud tradition of academic excellence in agriculture, with the year 2002 seeing the College picking up momentum for even greater heights.
The centre for higher education and training is responsible for formal training of students. It offers three year agricultural diploma qualifications to students. Each year the centre graduates students who have completed their studies in these accredited fields.The centre for further education and training provides and facilitate accredited training to farmers and farm workers. The two centres complement each other in terms of training of farmers as well as recognition of prior learning for these clients. The training of farmers takes place on site at Glen as well as outreach programmes at various centres in the province. The centre operates in collaboration with other stakeholders who are accredited in ensuring affordable training for farmers and farm workers.
- The curriculum of the higher education band consists of two elective specialized directions “Crop Production” and “Animal Production” with their respective ancillary subjects. These two directions are supported by compulsory subjects in the field of engineering, economics, pasture science and extension.
- The curriculum of the further education band needs base and consist of short courses and learnership programmes.
The Institute’s centre for higher education sets a very high premium on academic performance. Students are also given the opportunity to partake in any religious beliefs, social and sporting activities.
Glen Agricultural Training Institute
Acting Principal: Ms.N.E. Nkoanyane
Telephone: (051) 861 8500