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Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc) Level 5 (full-time)



Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc) (Full-time)

This course will provide you with high-quality, advanced skills and knowledge in sustainable crop production, livestock and land management. You will gain practical skills on our College farm combined with advanced scientific, technical and business enterprise skills which are key components of the course. You will also gain valuable industry experience through work related activity.

Course information

Entry requirements
  •  32-48 UCAS points including a science OR
  • An Advanced Level 3 qualification in any of the following subjects: Agriculture, Countryside, Fish Management, Horticulture, Animal Management, Modern Advanced Apprenticeship, or Access to HE qualification with good references OR
  • An equivalent Level 3 qualification

We also welcome applications from mature students who will be invited in for an interview and considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

Course content

Units you can study include: business development in agriculture and land management; scientific methods for agricultural management; sustainable crop production; livestock husbandry, health and welfare; sustainable land management; business enterprise in the agricultural sector; agricultural science and biotechnology; investigating sustainable agriculture.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through reports, course work, group work and presentations, as well as practical assessments and final exams set in the first and second year for four of the units.

Further study and career options

Progression for successful students will lead to a final year of study to gain a Bachelor of Science Degree. The qualification will provide you with access into employment in the industry or further progression to other Undergraduate institutes.

Take the next step

Apply through UCAS

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Available Courses
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 26/09/2022
Type: HE
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Fees: £6,165.00 Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.

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Funding Information

You could be eligible to take out a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. Click on the link below to find out more about the financial support available for our Higher Education courses.

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If you decide to pay for your course yourself, we also offer an affordable Direct Debit instalments option to help spread the cost of tuition fees (terms apply).

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.