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 you to travel longer distances with just one overnight stay and will enable you to continue in employment alongside study. Part-time (one day) is also available. Both modes of study will enable you 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
Did you know?
Farming and Food currently contributes £108 billion per year to the UK economy. 1 in 8 of the nation’s workforce
Teaching and Assessment
The modules are either assessed through a combination of coursework and formal examination. Coursework could include written/practical reports; in-class tests; case studies; essays; oral presentations; posters or a project which allows independent research in a topic of interest, developed with staff on the course.
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. Please note that there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.
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.
Typically entrants will possess:
• A minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points from a Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area
• at least four GCSEs at grades 4 and above 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.