The importance of agriculture and food to the nation has been demonstrated more than ever over the last few years. Where the country gets its food and how it is produced is becoming ever more complex and with it comes industry demand for qualified recruits. Agriculture and the associated industries are big businesses in the UK and abroad and once studied can be your passport into employment or further enrichment overseas. Industry links form a critical part of our course with regular visits, guest speakers and workshops from sector specialists. The course covers technical and managerial aspects of modern agriculture and areas of study may include: • Animal Production Systems • Agricultural Finance and Technology • Animal Health and Food Safety • Crop Management and Sustainable Processes • Livestock Management • The Environment and the Law • Business Diversification and Marketing. Our Farm now attracts national and international research projects and is one of the largest Agricultural centres for FE in the UK. We deliver a full range of agri-food topics which give you a thorough grounding at this higher level. If you are planning a future career as a farm secretary or administrator, membership of IAgSa will give you both the confidence and qualification you need. Progression Opportunities Successful completion of the Foundation Degree will provide you with the opportunity to progress and top-up your qualification to a BSc (Hons) Degree. University Centre Somerset offers a University of Plymouth qualification; BSc (Hons) Agricultural Management Top-up. Please note that there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. This course will prepare you well for employment in the industry in positions such as farm manager, rural surveyor, unit manager, farm contractor or senior herdsperson.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
International applicants are required to apply through UCAS.
Additional entry requirements
You will be required to attend an interview for this course - please bring all your qualifications with you for your interview
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Fees and funding
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