Course: Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Agriculture (Livestock or Crop Production)

Department: Agriculture

Type: Degree

Duration: One year full-time or two years part-time

The Course

This new course provides students with a broad introduction to the subject area. Students develop knowledge and an awareness of key aspects of the agriculture industry. The course will prepare you to study at a higher level or go straight into work.

What You Study

The Agriculture option includes:

  • Business and the business environment
  • Management accounting
  • Managing a successful project.

The Livestock Production option also includes:

  • Principles of livestock production
  • Animal health and welfare
  • Animal nutrition.

The Crop Production option also includes:

  • Principles of crop production
  • Plant and soil science
  • Land-based machinery and technology.

How To Apply

Application for the full-time course is through UCAS using code HCAG and selecting campus code R. Application to the part-time programme is through the college website

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Entry Requirements

A Level 3 or Access to Higher Education qualification. Life experience may be taken into account for mature applicants, who may also be required to successfully complete an entry task. An admissions assessment may be used in certain circumstances.

If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study and do not hold GCSE grade C English or equivalent, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).

Ivory Arden

FdSc Agriculture

Ivory combines her part-time degree studies with working on the family farm, where she manages the Poultry Unit.