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Plumpton College

Wine Production

UCAS Code: P600

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

D-A*

2 A-levels (CD)

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

45 credits at Level 3, of which 15 must be awarded at Merit or higher.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

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

MPP

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

This programme will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and technical skills required to become a professional vine grower and winemaker. In addition to classes on theory and science of grape growing and winemaking, you will actively participate in the production of the College’s award-winning wine in our well-equipped commercial vineyards and winery. The course also contains a work placement in industry and an independent research project. This programme is unique in the UK.

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4):
Vineyard Establishment
Fundamentals of Wine Science
Vineyard Practical Skills
Study and Research Skills
Understanding Wine Styles
Wine Sensory Evaluation

Year 2 (Level 5):
Vineyard Management
Wine Production and Analysis
Winery Practical Skills
Work Placement
Independent Enquiry (elective)
Research Methods and Statistics (elective)

A key feature of this Foundation degree is the time devoted to the gaining of practical skills through work-based learning. Students will gain work-based experience through the practical skills modules at both Level 4 (Vineyard practical skills) and Level 5 (Winery practical skills), which are delivered within the Plumpton Estate vineyards and winery respectively.
In addition, students complete a 30-credit Work placement module, delivered at Level 5, which requires a minimum of 150 hours work within the wine production industry, undertaken either during the academic year or during the summer vacation between stages 1 and 2.

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 Certificate and Diploma are offered as optional additional qualifications.

Assessment methods

This programme is assessed through a combination of exams, practicals and coursework. Please refer to the institution's website for a modular assessment information.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plumpton College

Department:

Wine Production, Viticulture and Oenology

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