Diploma of Higher Education in Agriculture (Arable Crop Production)

Writtle College
In Chelmsford

£10,700
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Important information

Typology Foundation degree
Location Chelmsford
Duration 2 Years
  • Foundation degree
  • Chelmsford
  • Duration:
    2 Years
Description

Foundation Degree awards encourage the integration of work based learning with traditional academic delivery. This award prepares students for a wide range of careers in the agriculture industry and ancillary organisations. The course is designed to give students an opportunity to undertake a range of modules that will result in knowledge of farm resource management and crop production. On successful completion of the course, students will have an understanding of the broad principles underpinning general farm production whilst monitoring environmental and commercial viability. This will be complemented by the skills and self-awareness developed whilst working within the industry.

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Chelmsford
Lordships Road, CM1 3RR, Essex, England
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Starts On request
Location
Chelmsford
Lordships Road, CM1 3RR, Essex, England
See map

What you'll learn on the course

Agriculture Farming
Arable

Teachers and trainers (1)

Nicola Blackie
Nicola Blackie
Course Leader

Course programme

Foundation Degree (FdSc) Agriculture (Crop Production)

UCAS Code
D490

Typical Offer:
UCAS Tariff Points

60 tariff points. A maximum of 20 tariff points will be counted from Key Skills.

BTEC National Diploma
PPP

OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
P3

OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
P3

Irish Leaving Certificate
To include two Grade C2s

Scottish Highers
90 - 120 points

International Baccalaureate
24 points

Whilst academic qualifications are considered, enthusiam, experience and commitment are just as important.

Course Aims Foundation Degree awards encourage the integration of work based learning with traditional academic delivery. This award prepares students for a wide range of careers in the agriculture industry and ancillary organisations. The course is designed to give students an opportunity to undertake a range of modules that will result in knowledge of farm resource management and crop production. On successful completion of the course, students will have an understanding of the broad principles underpinning general farm production whilst monitoring environmental and commercial viability. This will be complemented by the skills and self-awareness developed whilst working within the industry.

Course Content Students will study modules such as 'Managing Farm Resources'. Additional modules will cover the production of combinable and root crops; alternative cropping, land and resource management, sustainability and conservation issues. The graduate will be an educated agricultural practitioner who will be flexible, innovative and creative in the commercial management of business, land, environmental and related resources.

Special Features This programme will instil considerations of business principles, environmental impact and sustainability into all facets of agricultural practice. It aims to produce graduates capable of decision-making based on the knowledge accrued and applied to the workplace.

Career Prospects There is a high demand for well-qualified Agriculture graduates and this provision will support a varied industry; grain & seed merchants, commodity traders; sales companies, fertiliser & chemical companies, machinery dealers and commercial farming production companies all seek graduates from Writtle College every year. Students who successfully complete the Foundation Degree will be able to progress into the final year of the BSc (Hons) award.


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