This course provides a comprehensive coverage of the fundamental principles underlying agricultural production systems. It provides a practical and scientific knowledge base to underpin a career in the agricultural or related industries.
The facilities provide an extensive range of industry standard equipment, resources and livestock developed with employers to meet the exacting demands of modern agricultural standards and processes.
Bridgend College has an array of on-site resources to deliver the course, including 110 acres of pasture land. Agreements have also been procured with 3 local farms to ensure constant access to a variety of livestock and farming systems, and the College is situated in the heart of some of the most productive agricultural ground in South Wales.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through a variety of methods such as practical portfolios, exams, assignments, presentations, reports and case studies.
You will need:
2 A levels at grade D OR
BTEC Extended Diploma at PPP OR
A pass in an Access to HE Diploma to include passes in 45 level 3 credits, in relevant subjects (or other equivalent qualifications)
Plus 3 GCSEs at grade C or above, to include Maths and English (or other equivalent qualifications)
Mature applicants lacking formal entry requirements but with relevant and/or industrial experience will also be considered
You may be invited to an interview/audition/entry test
Continue your studies
You can progress to BSc (Hons) Landscape Studies (top-up) at the University of South Wales or gain employment in the sector in a number of disciplines such as Herdsman, Farm Manager, Agronomist, Consultant, Retail, Nutritionist, Sales, Insurance and Training.
Whilst at the College, you can also gain a suite of practical Lantra and NPTC awards to improve employability prospects.
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