Dairy Herd Management at Kingston Maurward College - UCAS

Kingston Maurward College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Open University Validating Partnership

Dairy Herd Management

Course summary

This programme aims to provide specific higher skills and knowledge to support those entering or already in the dairy industry in Dorset and the surrounding counties, and nationally. The ability to upskill or gain current and detailed knowledge to enter the dairy sector in the UK is limited. This programme aims to fill this gap through applied and strategic skills to manage dairy enterprises effectively. The programme will develop skills in three linked areas for good agricultural management: Managing the Herd – Health, Welfare, Nutrition and Breeding Business Skills – Procurement, Workforce Management, Marketplaces Sustainability & Innovation – Technology, Diversification, Data Management, Future Proofing


Year 1: Dairy Herd Fertility Promoting Herd Health and Welfare Business Skills Good Environmental and sustainable practices Forage Crop Production Herd Nutrition and Feeding Year 2: Workforce Management Technology, Innovation and Maintenance Genetics and Genomics Projects and trials/ Research Project Higher Business Skills Welfare, Inspection and Accreditation

Assessment method

The programme uses a range of assessment methods such as reports, presentation and practical assessments. The programme uses an authentic assessment approach. Tasks will mirror industry focused activities such as protocols, welfare assessments, business plans and management plans.

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This programme accepts applications from international students. International students will need to ensure they can comply with UK visa requirements before enrolment, and for the length of the programme. The College has a limited accommodation offer available, but can provide additional support on request to find other local accommodation. Applicants will need to ensure they meet entry requirements for qualifications, experience and English language through IELTS.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7500 Year 1
England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1
EU £9700 Year 1
International £9700 Year 1

Additional fee information

There may be additional costs such as accessing the College transport network, suitable PPE and other course materials. Some offsite visits may require an additional charge (c.£10-£15). Residential Study Tours are sometimes available but this may also include costs (c.£250-£300).
Dairy Herd Management at Kingston Maurward College - UCAS