This course, validated by Ulster University, aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills base to allow them to pursue a successful career in the agri-food sector and enable them to cope with ongoing challenges and changes within the industry whilst ensuring that they are both technically and practically competent. The course has been developed to meet industry needs with a particular emphasis on developing initiative and the flexibility to adapt to different employment situations, to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to enter the industry at trainee manager/supervisor level. Successful students will be well prepared for employment leaving with skills in production agriculture, business management and science and technology.
The course has four key themes: agriculture production; business management; science technology and mechanisation and work-based learning employability. Year 1 Academic and Professional Skills, Animal Science, Arable Crop Studies, Enterprise Studies, Grass Forage Production and Mechanisation, Livestock Husbandry Health & Welfare. Year 2 Developments in Agriculture, Financial Management on Farm, Introduction to Organic Production, Work-based learning. Plus two optional modules: Farm Buildings and Mechanisation, Sustainable Pig and Poultry Production, Sustainable Ruminant Production Systems, Sustainable Crop Production Systems. Work placement: All students are required to undertake a work-based learning placement during which students develop technical and commercial expertise within the agrifood industry. Students have the option to either take a full year out on work-based learning or they can undertake a short placement which is achieved through a period of relevant work amounting to at least 400 hours. Placement opportunities are available in the UK, Ireland and overseas for example: New Zealand, Australia, USA and Canada. Progression opportunities and career destinations: Students who meet the necessary requirements may have the opportunity to apply for entry to Honours Degree programmes. There are career opportunities in farming and enterprise management as well as marketing, sales, contracting and consultancy.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Greenmount Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£1735||Year 1|