University Centre Bishop Burton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Agriculture (Crop Production)

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Course summary

The aim of the Higher National Certificate in Agriculture (Crop Production) 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. What will I study? Year 1

  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Plant and Crop Nutrition
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Managing a Successful Project (year 1 & 2)
Year 2
  • Managing a Successful Project (year 1 & 2)
  • Marketing Essentials
  • Management Accounting
  • Principles of Crop Production
  • Land Based Machinery and Technology.
Learning and Teaching Approach For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to facilitate the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars / practical sessions on the farm and in laboratories that are used to reinforce concepts delivered theoretically. The focus of the teaching approach is to give a model that can be applied in the work place, putting theory into practice and vice versa. The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom. What is the contact time? Approximately 16 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, work experience, practicals and tutorials. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of private study in addition to contact time (25-30 hours a week). What else can I expect?
  • Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, dedicated University Centre, study spaces and social areas, and modern Learning Resources Centre.
  • Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes.
  • Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.
  • Our experienced Life Coaches are on hand to help you through your University journey from mentoring and coaching to health, wellbeing and resilience. Learn more about how our Life Coaches can support you: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/university-centre/life-skills-team-at-ucbb
  • Talks from a range of visiting speakers.
  • Opportunities to attend trips to enhance learning.
  • Students have access to a range of support through our study skills, and health and wellbeing teams. Further information can be found on our website: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/student-support
  • Relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning.
What kind of job can I get when I graduate? On completion, students will be able to go into wide and varied job roles, which could include assistant farm managers, crop technicians, trainee agronomists and agricultural sales persons.

Course details

Modules

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

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

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 www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/international-students

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 (Crop Production) at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS