This programme gives students the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work at a management level in a precision arable farming production system. Work-based learning is an integral part of the programme, where you will be expected to apply the skills that you have developed in a real work situation. There is also an opportunity to customise your studies to your own career path by applying your research skills to a project that you are particularly interested in, which could also be related to your work experience placement.
- Crop production
- Soil management
- Farm management
- Farm accounts
- Impacts of farming on the environment.
Apply for the full-time programme through UCAS, using code T43F, and application to the part-time programme is through our online application form.
Applications for the year you wish to study open in September the year before. Whilst UCAS advertise a January deadline, we continue to accept applications through to the September you wish to start with us, provided we have spaces available and the course remains open.
Two years full-time or three years part-time.
There is an opportunity to progress to the ‘top up’ BSc Agricultural Resource Management at the College following successful completion of this Foundation Degree.
Careers can be pursued as arable managers and technical advisors, within the agricultural allied and support areas such as machinery manufacturers and dealerships and many more.
Please use the following links to learn more about our policies and procedures.
- Academic Regulations: This programme follow the regulations of The Royal Agricultural University.
- Student Disciplinary Policy
- Higher Education College Charter
Please visit our Document Downloads page to access the college's other policies, i.e. our Mental Health Policy.
Applicants should have 80 UCAS points at A-Level, a Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent or an Access to Higher Education Diploma.
Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.
If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study and do not hold GCSE grade C English or equivalent, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).
BSc (Hons) Agricultural Resource Management (Top Up)
Mature student Jonathan returned to College to pursue his passion for working in the farming industry.
During his time at Bishop Burton he enjoyed national acclaim in the Farm Planner of the Year competition, where he secured second place after competing against teams from some of the biggest colleges and universities in the country.
He said: “I first studied horticulture at the College around 20 years ago and had a successful career in that area. I then decided to have a career change, having always wanted to study agriculture.
“It has been really interesting and I have learned a lot. It has been a really good group to be a part of.
“I’m now looking at doing a master’s degree and would eventually like to work in agronomy.”