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.
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.
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
One year full-time or two years part-time.
Students can progress on to the second year of the FdSc Agriculture degree programme.
This could lead to work as a farm manager, crop / livestock specialist, business owner and many more.
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 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.”