The BSc (Hons) Sustainable Horticultural Technology with Foundation Year degree is delivered at Pershore College which is known for its horticultural excellence. Course resources are excellent with a specialist Agritech Centre at Pershore where students can work on a smaller scale vertical farm for food trials; they can work in the hydroponic centre for growth trials; they can undertake laboratory analysis and learn to analyse data from field surveys using drone technology. The course will provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the contemporary horticultural industries which are undergoing considerable change. The changing global agriculture sector is meeting the challenges of production by means of digital, mechanical, and biochemical technological innovations, allowing producers to make informed decisions using sensors, communications, and data analytics. As the industry evolves it is important that students have a knowledge of robotics, advanced machinery, monitoring technologies and genetics, to reflect the automation of tasks now taking place in the land based industries. The Awarding Body for this course is Warwickshire College.
Modules may include: Years 1 & 2 - Level 4 Plant and Soil Science Technology Urban Horticulture Agronomy and Plant Health Surveying Agricultural Technologies Horticulture Engineering Technology Academic Study Skills, Employability and T-Shaped (ASSET) Year 3 - Level 5 Work-Based and Placement Learning Introduction to Aerial Surveying and Technologies Horticulture Soilless Technology Research, Design and Analysis Introduction to Robotics Applied Sustainable Land Management Year 4 - Level 6 Autonomous Horticulture Laboratory Processes and Diagnostics Agrimetrics and Big Data Pathogen Interactions in Co-infected Plants Dissertation All students must complete 400 hours of WBPL across the duration of the course. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.
Assessment is both formative and summative and is integrated into the course through a range of assignment briefs. There are no exams associated with this course.
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|Northern Ireland||£4500||Year 1|
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