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Agriculture

Cornwall College

UCAS Code: D401 | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

At least 32 points must be at A2 level when considered alongside AS levels.

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Pass Access to HE with at least 45 credits at level 3, Merits and Distinctions may be required for particular subjects.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

48 UCAS from appropriate subjects

A minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points in an appropriate subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

In an appropriate subject.

A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.

UCAS Tariff

48

From acceptable level 3 qualifications.

About this course


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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

3.0 years | Part-time | 2022

This agriculture programme widens your knowledge of the agricultural industry, with a view to managing agricultural operations after graduation. The programme provides a thorough understanding of modern farming production systems and an in-depth knowledge of the underlying scientific and technological principles. You can focus on chosen subject areas, including the science and technology underpinning livestock and crop production and management. Additionally you will gain a comprehensive understanding of modern farming systems and the wider issues facing the agricultural industry, including the key areas of sustainable food production and the impact of climate change.

The FdSc Agriculture is delivered using a combination of approaches to enable the acquisition of required academic knowledge. Practical farm management is also integral and the programme benefits from industry-wide support. The programme is assessed by a combination of coursework assignments, seminars, presentations, case studies, practicals, tests and examinations. Work-related learning is embedded throughout.

**Facilities at our Duchy College Stoke Climsland campus**
You will also have the opportunity for a Cornwall county farm mock viewing, with experience in preparing and submitting a business plan, receiving real industry feedback.
-240 Ha of farmable land
-260 cows
-200 ewes
-Arable crops: whole crop, wheat, maize, barley
-Selection of machinery. Including a range of new John Deere tractors
-Northwyke grass variety trials
-Niab trials

**Possible careers available with this qualification**
Enterprise Manager
Farm Manager
Farm Consultant
Agronomist
Agricultural-related Financial Manager
Machinery Sales and Contracting
Technical Advisor
Land Management
Nutritionist
Estate Management

**Guaranteed progression route on completion of the FdSc Agriculture**
BSc (Hons) Agriculture (Level 6 only)
BSc (Hons) Rural Business Management (Level 6 only)

**Learner and Pastoral Support**
We pride ourselves on our student focused, friendly and supportive environment. Our dedicated support team are available for regular or ad hoc 1:1 learning or pastoral support needs.

Modules

Current Year 1 Modules - Understanding the Farm Business - Agriculture & the Food Chain - Research Skills - Crop Production & Soil Science - Livestock Production - Farm Mechanisation & Post-harvest Management - Personal & Employability Skills Development. Current Year 2 Modules - Research Project - Business Planning - Contemporary Issues - Strategic Development. Current Optional Modules (choose two) - Plant Legislation, Technology & Marketing - Analysis & Development of Livestock Enterprises - Effective Leadership - Risk Management & Innovation in Finance - Business Administration & E-commerce. Modules are subject to change and availability

Assessment methods

Assignments, formal examinations, presentation/s and debate/s.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,950
per year
England
£8,600
per year
EU
£8,600
per year
International
£9,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,600
per year
Scotland
£8,600
per year
Wales
£8,600
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Duchy College Stoke Climsland

Department:

Animals, Horticulture, Land-Use and Food

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