Duration
2 years
Intakes
Sep
Study mode
Full-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
 
Foreign students
USD 30,156
GBP 21,400
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

This shortened award prepares students for a wide range of careers in the arable crop production industry and ancillary organisations. The course is designed to give students an opportunity to specialise in farm business management and crop production. On successful completion of the course, students will have an understanding of the broad principles underpinning general arable production whilst monitoring environmental and commercial viability. The course is also designed to progress to BSc (Hons) should the student wish to do so.

Students are assessed in a variety of ways many of which are centred on the College farm, these include:

  • Practical assessments with both livestock and crops
  • Examinations – both multiple choice and essay questions
  • Presentations – both individually and in small groups
  • Essays and technical reports
  • Assessed seminars
  • Case studies
  • Experimental work and laboratory reports
  • Poster presentations
  • Debates
  • Dissertation

Entry Requirements

  • UCAS Tariff Points: 180 - 240
  • GCE A Levels: 180 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above
  • Irish Certificate: 180 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x ILC higher at B1
  • Scottish Highers: 180 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x higher at B
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: MPP (160) in combination with other qualifications (180)
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma: MM (160) in combination with other qualifications (180)
  • C & G Level 3 Extended Diploma: Pass (120) in combination with other qualifications (180)
  • C & G Level 3 Diploma: Merit (160) in combination with other qualifications (180)

English language requirements
If you do not have English as a first language, you will normally be required to demonstrate an IELTS overall score (or equivalent) of:

  • 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in all elements for a Further Education course
  • 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in all elements for a Foundation degree, Higher Certificate or Higher Diploma
  • 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all elements for a degree
  • 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all elements for a postgraduate degree

If you have lower scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course, which can lead to entry to the appropriate programme of study.