Agriculture

  • HND

  • 2 years full-time

UCAS Institution Code
B68

UCAS Course Code
9PA2

Fees
£7,500 (Year 1, 2020/21)*

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This course provides a comprehensive coverage of the fundamental principles underlying agricultural production systems. It enables you to gain a practical and scientific knowledge base to underpin a career in the agricultural or related industries.

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Modules include:

  • Animal husbandry
  • Large animal nutrition
  • Academic and vocational skills
  • Animal health and disease
  • Practical conservation skills
  • Crop production
  • Professional practice and employability in the land-based sector
  • Enterprise skills
  • Farm mechanisation
  • Livestock production systems
  • Farm habitat and environment

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 this 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.

You will be assessed through a variety of methods such as practical portfolios, exams, assignments, presentations, reports and case studies.

  • 48 UCAS points (2017 tariff) [2 D’s at A level]

Mature applicants lacking formal entry requirements but with relevant and/or industrial experience will also be considered.

Following successful completion of the HND, you can progress to the BSc (Hons) Landscape Studies (top-up) at the University of South Wales or gain employment within the sector in a number of disciplines such as herdsman, farm manager, agronomist, consultant, retailer, nutritionist, sales, insurance and training.

Whilst at college, you can also gain a suite of practical Lantra and NPTC awards to improve employability prospects.

Modules include:

  • Animal husbandry
  • Large animal nutrition
  • Academic and vocational skills
  • Animal health and disease
  • Practical conservation skills
  • Crop production
  • Professional practice and employability in the land-based sector
  • Enterprise skills
  • Farm mechanisation
  • Livestock production systems
  • Farm habitat and environment

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 this 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.

You will be assessed through a variety of methods such as practical portfolios, exams, assignments, presentations, reports and case studies.

  • 48 UCAS points (2017 tariff) [2 D’s at A level]

Mature applicants lacking formal entry requirements but with relevant and/or industrial experience will also be considered.

Following successful completion of the HND, you can progress to the BSc (Hons) Landscape Studies (top-up) at the University of South Wales or gain employment within the sector in a number of disciplines such as herdsman, farm manager, agronomist, consultant, retailer, nutritionist, sales, insurance and training.

Whilst at college, you can also gain a suite of practical Lantra and NPTC awards to improve employability prospects.

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The campus has great facilities such as a 3G sports pitch, modern equine areas, sports hall and conditioning gym. Located on the outskirts of the village of Pencoed, this campus also offers local amenities and transport links within easy reach.

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