Warwickshire College Group has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the contemporary horticultural industries. You will develop the skills to become a leader of change in a sustainable urban and production environment. 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 you have a knowledge of advanced machinery, monitoring technologies and genetics to reflect the automation of tasks now taking place in the land based industries. The impact of these technologies also requires an understanding of the economic and business aspects enabling produce to get from farm to table. You will study at newly built facilities set in extensive grounds at Pershore College and with access to industry standard technologies, you will be able to enter a wide range of sectors forming part of the global food production, supply chain and urban horticulture. The course has strong links to the local horticultural industries and there will be an opportunity to study in an environment that includes commercial production activities and ongoing cutting-edge applied horticultural research.
Modules may include Year 1 - Level 4 Land-based Business, Strategy and Management; Urban Horticulture; Plant production and Soil Science Technology; Agronomy and Plant Health; ASSET (Academic Study Skills, Employability). Year 2 - Level 5 Agri-Tech Surveying, Plants and Diseases; Global Food Security and Logistics; Horticultural Production Technologies; Agri-Tech Mechatronics; Research Design and Analysis. Year 1 & 2 - Level 4 Agri-Tech Work-related Project.
Assessment is both formative and summative, and is integrated into the programme through a range of assignment briefs. There are no exams associated with this course.
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|Campus name||Pershore College|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||80 points||This may be derived from a Level 3 qualification or A Levels.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||4 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language and Mathematics.|
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8735||Year 1|