Cornwall College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Agriculture

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Course summary

This agriculture programme widens your knowledge of the agricultural industry, with a view to managing agricultural operations after graduation. The programme provides a thorough understanding of modern farming production systems and an in-depth knowledge of the underlying scientific and technological principles. You can focus on chosen subject areas, including the science and technology underpinning livestock and crop production and management. Additionally you will gain a comprehensive understanding of modern farming systems and the wider issues facing the agricultural industry, including the key areas of sustainable food production and the impact of climate change. The FdSc Agriculture is delivered using a combination of approaches to enable the acquisition of required academic knowledge. Practical farm management is also integral and the programme benefits from industry-wide support. The programme is assessed by a combination of coursework assignments, seminars, presentations, case studies, practicals, tests and examinations. Work-related learning is embedded throughout. Facilities at our Duchy College Stoke Climsland campus You will also have the opportunity for a Cornwall county farm mock viewing, with experience in preparing and submitting a business plan, receiving real industry feedback. -240 Ha of farmable land -260 cows -200 ewes -Arable crops: whole crop, wheat, maize, barley -Selection of machinery. Including a range of new John Deere tractors -Northwyke grass variety trials -Niab trials Possible careers available with this qualification Enterprise Manager Farm Manager Farm Consultant Agronomist Agricultural-related Financial Manager Machinery Sales and Contracting Technical Advisor Land Management Nutritionist Estate Management Further study BSc (Hons) Agriculture (Level 6 only) BSc (Hons) Rural Business Management (Level 6 only) Learner and Pastoral Support We pride ourselves on our student focused, friendly and supportive environment. Our dedicated support team are available for regular or ad hoc 1:1 learning or pastoral support needs. Cornwall College University Centre offers a unique and fulfilling university experience with small class sizes, allowing for personal attention from tutors and a strong sense of community among students. The wrap-around support provided ensures that students receive the necessary guidance and resources to excel in their studies, while studying alongside likeminded individuals who share their passion for vocational technical skills. Located in one of the most beautiful and natural parts of the country, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the stunning surroundings while developing practical skills that set them apart in the job market.

Modules

Current Year 1 Modules - Understanding the Farm Business - Agriculture & the Food Chain - Research Skills - Crop Production & Soil Science - Livestock Production - Farm Mechanisation & Post-harvest Management - Personal & Employability Skills Development. Current Year 2 Modules - Research Project - Business Planning - Contemporary Issues - Strategic Development. Current Optional Modules (choose two) - Plant Legislation, Technology & Marketing - Analysis & Development of Livestock Enterprises - Effective Leadership - Risk Management & Innovation in Finance - Business Administration & E-commerce. Modules are subject to change and availability

Assessment method

Assignments, formal examinations, presentation/s and debate/s.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Course code:
D401
Institution code:
C78
Campus name:
Duchy College Stoke Climsland
Campus code:
S

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

For applicants who require a visa to study in the UK, The Cornwall College Group does not have a visa sponsor licence and therefore unable to accept an application

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Any other qualifications will be considered upon enquiry/application. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply. If you have any questions, please contact us: [email protected] or call 01579 372358


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
75%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8600 Year 1
EU £8600 Year 1
England £8600 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8600 Year 1
Scotland £8600 Year 1
Wales £8600 Year 1
International £10000 Year 1
Channel Islands £10000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Agriculture at Cornwall College - UCAS