Foundation Degree in Agricultural Management
|Full Time:||£5950 per year *|
|Part Time:||£2750 per year *|
* Fees accurate at time of publishing
Duration: Two years full-time, or 3 to 4 years part-time
With access to our extensive rural estate at Lackham, you will gain first-hand experience in working with woodland, farmland and river systems. You will benefit from obtaining a Royal Agricultural University validated qualification, in a rural environment which will prepare you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required for a range of agriculture related careers including consultancy, research and farm management. Throughout both years of the course, you will obtain an important insight into employment and the transferrable skills required within modern agriculture and related sectors.
Our farm maintains a diverse range of enterprises on commercial scales, in order to fully prepare you for future employment. The farm exists in the ‘real world’ and experiences the same challenges of weather, weeds, pests, diseases and price fluctuations as any other commercial farm. It is this exposure to the reality of farming that makes the experience of studying at Lackham such a good preparation for a successful and challenging career in agriculture.
The summer break between years one and two entails a compulsory industry placement, where further training and experience are gained. This is a great opportunity to gain additional experience and build upon your network outside of the college. This placement will be monitored by your tutor and you are expected to produce a portfolio of evidence of your learning experience.
Year 1 modules
Modules will include:
- Work-based learning 1
- Introduction to HE study skills
- Animal biology and nutrition
- Crop biology and soil science
- Farm accounting and financial management
- Law and legislation
- Sustainable agriculture
Year 2 modules
Modules will include:
- Work-based learning 2
- Research project
- Livestock production and management
- Crop production
- Agricultural marketing
- Grassland and forage management
- Farm resource planning
- Farm business planning
Please note: Modules and course content subject to change
This course is delivered at our Lackham campus.
The Foundation Degree Programme Specification is available at this link.