Agricultural technology has been identified as one of the eight key technologies in the UK Government’s industrial strategy, and this course is a key element in the step-change required to develop a forward thinking, professionalised industry.
You will benefit from our extensive links with the East of England Agricultural Society, the NFU and the local farming community as you develop your knowledge and skills in crop and livestock management.
Conservation techniques, scientific research and business enterprise are key components of the course, combined with an extended period of business-related industry experience.
This foundation degree has been designed to help meet the need for skilled and motivated people to enter this dynamic industry. It is delivered in partnership with Shuttleworth College near Bedford.
Apply Via - UCAS
Course Level - Undergraduate
Campus Location - Bedford College
Start Dates - Oct
Duration - 2 Years
Attendance - Full-time | Part-time | Part-time day
Throughout the Foundation Degree in Agriculture, assessment is used to:
- Diagnose your potential
- Identify and evaluate your progress
- Provide a means of feedback to you
- Enable you to demonstrate achievement
- Enable measurement of your achievement
- Enable staff to identify excellence in teaching
Contribute to quality assurance procedures across the college / university.
Your skills, knowledge acquisition and understanding will be demonstrated by the successful completion of the range of assessments embedded in the programme.
All assessments will be undertaken as described in each units learning outcomes and will be both formative (computer based exercises, non-assessed practicals, presentations and class exercises) and summative (unseen and seen examinations, computer-based assessments, essays, practical reports, practical skills assessments, seminar presentations, laboratory skills and written reports).
Staff will provide you with full and constructive feedback on the work you do, as it is a central part of the teaching and learning process on this programme. There is also a commitment to obtain feedback on your time spent with any host organisation providing work-based learning and we will share this with you too.
A Foundation Degree will be of particular interest if you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship, vocational A levels, BTEC National or equivalent.
Foundation Degrees are also particularly suitable if you want to qualify while working.
As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32-48 points, based on your level 3 studies.
Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.