Access to HE (Land Based Studies – Agriculture)

Hartpury College
In Gloucester

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Important information

Typology BTEC
Location Gloucester
Duration 1 Year
Start Different dates available
  • BTEC
  • Gloucester
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:
    Different dates available
Description

COURSE OVERVIEW
If you would like to study at degree level but you haven’t got the usual qualification entry requirements then the Access to Higher Education Diploma is the ideal progression route. We will provide you with the necessary study skills and field specific grounding via our course structure and staff support so you go on to succeed at your chosen animal degree.

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Where and when

Starts Location
Different dates available
Gloucester
Hartpury College, Hartpury House, GL19 3BE, Gloucestershire, England
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Starts Different dates available
Location
Gloucester
Hartpury College, Hartpury House, GL19 3BE, Gloucestershire, England
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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme

As well as being taught by our academic staff you will have access to our wide variety of student facilities including the College's Home Farm estate and animal collections. You will also have full access to our Higher Education learning zone and fully equipped libraries. The Diploma is made up of core units which include science, business, research projects and higher education study skills. The agriculture route also has two specialist units which focus specifically on livestock and crop production. For students starting the course without a level 2 qualification in English or maths there will also be the opportunity to study towards separate English and maths qualifications. You will demonstrate your learning in several ways for each unit. This may include observed practicals, presentations, short reports and exams. On success of each unit you will gain credits which will count towards your diploma. The course runs from September to June. You will need to commit to 15 hours a week of contact time over a full academic year. In addition you will need to invest a similar number of hours for your personal study. Teaching will take place from Wednesday to Friday, with the teaching day usually starting at 10:30 and finishing usually at 16.30. Some on-site study outside of these times may be required to fit in with the farm routine e.g. milking or lambing.

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