University Centre Bishop Burton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Agriculture (General)

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Course summary

The aim of the Higher National Certificate in Agriculture is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in agriculture through a combination of academic study, practical classes, work experience and study visits. Students will develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of Agriculture through core, specialist and optional units which focus on business management, livestock or crop production. The selected specialist units provide a specific production or management focus to each qualification which are aligned to professional body standards, with optional units being used to tailor delivery of the course to specific sector/industry requirements to improve student employability. Blended Learning will be used to take advantage of learning technologies to provide support and allow students to participate and engage in learning wherever they are located or working. Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge through self and directed study, individual research projects which are tied to the development of practical skills gained in the workplace. The inclusion of both management, livestock, crop and machinery modules in each pathway allows students to develop a sound understanding of business management, production systems, machinery and technology used across the broader industry. This provides the breadth of knowledge and skills that are require to take responsibility for the management of production areas within the industry or to move on to study specialist areas of interest at Level 5, as students have the necessary broad underpinnings and knowledge to progress to alternate pathways as their areas of interest change and evolve through participation in the HNC.

Course details


You will study; > Business and the business environment > Management accounting > Managing a successful project > Principles of livestock production > Principles of crop production Land-Based machinery and technology Plant and Soil Science > Marketing essentials

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

University Centre Bishop Burton and Riseholme College welcome applicants from overseas. You will need to be issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to apply for your student visa to the UK. You will need to pay your course fees in full prior to a CAS being sent to you. In order for us to process this and for us to comply with our duties as a Sponsor we are required to check other aspects of your application, for example your financial status. For more details please visit

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

If first language is not English, or a Tier 4 student visa to study is required and GCSE grade C/4 English or equivalent is not held, English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill) will need evidencing.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4625 Year 1
England £4625 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4625 Year 1
Scotland £4625 Year 1
Wales £4625 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Agriculture (General) at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS