The importance of agriculture and food to the nation has been clearly demonstrated over the last few years. Where the country gets its food and how it has been produced is becoming ever more complex and with it comes industry demand for qualified recruits. Agriculture and Food are big businesses in the UK and abroad and once studied can be your passport into employment or further enrichment overseas.
The two day full-time study structure will allow students to travel longer distances to travel with just one overnight stay. Part-time (one day) is also available. Both modes of study will enable students to continue in employment alongside study.
Industry links form a critical part of our course with regular visits, guest speakers and workshops from sector leaders.
Example modules include:
The course covers technical and managerial aspects of modern agriculture and areas of study may include:
Did you know?
Farming and Food currently contributes £108 billion per year to the UK economy. 1 in 8 of the nation’s workforce are employed within these industries.
Teaching and Assessment
Teaching methods will mainly involve lectures, seminars and demonstrations. You will learn via a combination of different methods which will include farm-based investigations, fieldwork and visits.
Successful completion of the Foundation Degree will provide you with the opportunity to progress and top-up your qualification to a BSc (Hons). University Centre Somerset offers a Plymouth University qualification; BSc (Hons) Agricultural Management Top-up.
This course will prepare you well for employment in the industry in positions such as farm manager, rural surveyor, unit manager, farm contractor or senior herdsman.
You will require a minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points from a full Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area and at least four GCSEs at grades A* - C, or Grade 4 including Maths and English or Level 2 equivalent. Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry requirements are encouraged to apply.
£7,800 per annum