The HNC in Agriculture will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the key concepts used in agriculture. It explores the business context in which agriculture operates and the markets it supplies, while also focusing on the current commercial and political issues facing the industry.
The programme provides the breadth of knowledge and skills that are required to take responsibility for the management of production areas within the industry or to move on to study specialist areas of interest at Level 5. Students are provided with the necessary broad underpinnings and knowldge to progress to alternate pathways as their areas of interest change and evolve through participation in the HNC.
- Business and the business environment
- Management accounting
- Managing a successful project
- Principles of livestock production
- Principles of crop production
- Human resource management
- Marketing essentials.
One year full-time or two years part-time.
Students can progress to HND-level study on completion of this course.
You will be perfectly prepared to enter the agriculture industry at a high level, specialising in precision technology, on completion of this course. Precision technology is a growing area in the land-based sector and there is increasing demand for technicians with this specialism.
Applicants should have 48 UCAS points at A-Level or a Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent.
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.”