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Agriculture Foundation Certificate

University Centre Myerscough

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Certificate - Fd cert

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1.5 Years

Course summary

About the course

The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire.

Everybody eats, and to help grow food the agriculture industry requires an estimated additional 60,000 highly skilled and qualified people over the next ten years. With the impact of Brexit, and a growing population farming and food will play a vital role in feeding a world population expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050 (source UN).

Our Foundation Certificate course is designed to develop technical, practical and employability skills to enable you to meet the demands of the agricultural employers in this growth sector. We will make use of our Farming and Food Innovation and Technology Centre to explore maximised yield from farms and the science underpinning this, in addition, the course will build the foundations to progress onto the final year of the FdSc Agriculture course, which can be completed either by full-time or part-time study. The Certificate consists of six modules, of which a maximum of four can be taken in an academic year, therefore the course will require a minimum of 18 months to complete.

Learning and Assessment:

Learning activities on the course are diverse, including lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. This course makes use of the extensive on-site research facilities and the College farms. Students will be expected to undertake extensive independent study and research to support lectures, seminars and assessments. Group work and group presentations will form an important part of the course. Students will also have access to specialist IT hardware and software including an on-line learning platform.

Students will face a variety of assessments including examinations, essays, debates, assignments, technical reports, group and individual presentations, individual study projects and industry based case studies.

Careers:

Graduates will be in a position to apply for posts available in the agricultural industry (and other related industries) including:

  • Herdsperson (dairy/beef)
  • Livestock Specialist
  • Farm Contractor
  • Feed Sales Advisor
  • AI Technicians
  • Shepherd

Tuition fees

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£ 1,250module

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : CE

AS levels may be used to contribute to entry requirements but they are not sufficient for entry on their own.

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University information

University Centre Myerscough

  • Campus address

    Myerscough College, St Michael's Road, Bilsborrow, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 0RY, England

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