This programme gives students the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work at management level in a precision arable farming production system.
Work-based learning is an integral part of the programme, where you will be expected to apply the skills that you have developed in a real work situation. There is also an opportunity to customise your studies to your own career path by applying your research skills to a project that you are particularly interested in, which could also be related to your work experience placement.
two years full time, three years part-time.
- Procurement, processing and supply
- Agri-food quality assurance and safety
- Agri-food production and supply chain
- Agriculture food production.
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Applicants should have 80 UCAS points at A-Level or a Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent. Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.
Ivory combines her part-time degree studies with working on the family farm, where she manages the Poultry Unit.
Having already spent three years studying Agriculture at Further Education level at the College, she wanted to increase her knowledge of the sector even more. She admits working and completing her degree has been a challenge, but one she ultimately believes will prove worthwhile.
“I thought it is good to get a degree behind you and thought I could manage work with my studies, rather than coming out of education completely,” said Ivory. “We’ve learned livestock science, agronomy, land-based business and accountancy, among other things.
“The facilities are really good, including going over to use the Bishop Burton farm, and I’ve learned a lot about different aspects of agriculture. It is very well managed and the staff are very supportive.
“Ultimately I want to help expand the family business further and I think this will help me do that.”