Coleg Sir Gâr Carmarthenshire College

Part Time HNC/HND Agriculture

Coleg Sir Gâr Carmarthenshire College
Inhouse

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Typology HNC
Methodology Inhouse
  • HNC
  • Inhouse
Description

This part-time course gives comprehensive training for those entering practical farming, farm management and agricultural service industries such as Nutritionists, Consultants, Farm Welfare Inspectors, and Agricultural Supply Merchants.

Important information

Government funding available

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· Requirements

For the HNC students will need adequate practical experience and a BTEC National Diploma/Certificate or other equivalent qualifications or a mature student with suitable experience. Entry to the HND is the successful completion of the HNC.

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Access to HE : Science

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mike burgess
4.0 01/09/2016
What I would highlight: the lecturers are all (now, see below) really good, they are approachable, suportive and clear in their delivery and expectations of you. The venue (graig campus in Llanelli) is fairly modern and there are plenty of facilities for such a small campus This includes starbucks, costa, a gym, a cash machine, study areas, a library and plenty of computers.
What could be improved: There was an issue with one of the lecturers not been available due to an accident and we were chopping and changing, having three lecturers in the first seven weeks It was sorted eventually though.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

FullTime Access to Higher Education (Humanities)

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dave coley
4.0 07/06/2010
What I would highlight: Not one for the faint hearted or people who "dont know what else to do so i might as well go to college"... You have to be prepared for a serious amount of workload, many many hours of study and commitment to finishing the course. You will struggle if you think that this course can be done easily, you must go into it with your eyes open and be prepared to work hard. On the up side, finishing the course and gaining that all important offer for uni was worth all the hard work. The staff at Llanelli are on the whole very good, one or two exceptions made the course harder than it needed to be but that might be down to myself not liking their teaching methods so personal opinion . Essay writing will become second nature to you and the ability to research effectivly is another skill i have aquired. Remember...this course is hard work, we had a 66% drop out of students who couldn't complete for one reason or another.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

FullTime BTEC National Diploma in 3D Design (Interior Design)

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Luke Thomas
5.0 01/09/2002
What I would highlight: Fantastic course with very enthusiastic lecturers which lead me to further education and a successful career in the interior / architectural field. This course is a great foundation for this industry! Learnt many aspects involved within interior design whand had opportunities to go to exhibition
What could be improved: Nothing bad to say. Was very happy with the course, teachers and modules!
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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What you'll learn on the course

IT
Part Time

Course programme

Awarding Body

University of Wales Aberystwyth

UCAS code:C22, Route A , Route B

Course Content

This part-time course gives comprehensive training for those entering practical farming, farm management and agricultural service industries such as Nutritionists, Consultants, Farm Welfare Inspectors, and Agricultural Supply Merchants.

Course Features

The HNC/HND is provided on a part-time basis, allowing students to combine employment with higher education.

The course is modular; and students can gain certification for any successful completed modules.

Results for this course are very good and students on successful completion of the HND, may progress to the degree programme at the Institute of Rural Sciences, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Career Prospects and Progression

The aim of the College is to provide realistic theoretical and practical training for those whose intentions it is to enter the industry as farmers, enterprise managers and farm managers or to work in the agricultural service industries. The BTEC Higher National Certificate is recognised as a vocational alternative qualification compared to A-levels, if students wish to progress to the HND or Degree.

Modules

Modules: Agricultural Industry, Animal Production Systems, Animal Science, Rural Resource Use, Soil Conditions and Plant Growth, Plant and Crop Science, Agricultural Ecology, Crop and Grassland Management, Food, Farming and the Environment, Advanced Computing in Agriculture, Animal Nutrition, Business Planning and Control, Animal Health, Industry Placement, Crop and Livestock Mechanisation.

Method of Assessment

Student performance is monitored by assignments, continuous assessment, practical work, end of module assessment and completion of a major project.

Course Length

HNC 2 Years plus 1 Semester, followed by HND 1 year plus 1 semester. Day Release studied part time.

Time of Delivery

Daytime

Campus

Gelli Aur Campus

Bilingual Provision

Students can use Welsh with their tutor and submit assignments in Welsh

Entry Requirements

For the HNC students will need adequate practical experience and a BTEC National Diploma/Certificate or other equivalent qualifications or a mature student with suitable experience. Entry to the HND is the successful completion of the HNC.

Full-time or Part-time

Part Time


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