The Course

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.

View the policies and procedures that students registering on this programme would be agreeing to comply with.

Financial Information

Find the full details on the fees associated with this programme and the financial support available here.

  • What You Study

    • Crop production
    • Machinery
    • Soil management
    • Farm management
    • Farm accounts
    • Impacts of farming on the environment.
  • Entry Requirements

    • Applicants will have a minimum of 80 UCAS points, which may be from qualifications such as A Levels, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and City and Guilds Advanced Technical Diplomas, amongst others. Please use the UCAS Tariff points calculator to determine the UCAS points value of your qualification.
    • Applicants need GCSE English Language at grade C / 4 or above, or an equivalent qualification. 
    • Applicants need an appropriate academic reference.
    • Life and / or experience of non-traditional 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 a Tier 4 student visa to study is required and GCSE grade C / 4 English or equivalent is not held, English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill) will need evidencing.
    • Students with an appropriate HNC can apply for direct entry to Year 2.
  • Progression

    There is an opportunity to progress to the BSc (Hons) Agricultural Resource Management (Top Up) following successful completion of this Foundation Degree.

  • Careers

    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.

  • How To Apply

    Application is through UCAS, using code T43F.

    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 programme remains open.

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