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At a glance

  • Full Time / Part Time

  • 2 years full-time, 3 years - day release.

  • Gelli Aur Campus

UCAS Code: C22

Course Code: 3H2F

This Agriculture Foundation Degree gives comprehensive training for those entering practical farming, farm management and agricultural service industries such as Nutritionists, Consultants, Farm Welfare Inspectors and Agricultural Supply Merchants.

Programme Features
  • The FdSc is provided on a full and part-time basis, allowing students to combine employment with higher education
  • The course is modular and students can gain certification (credit) for any successful completed modules
Programme content
  • Agricultural Animal Science
  • Study skills and communication
  • Agricultural crop, Plant & Soil Science
  • Industry Practice and performance 1
  • Livestock Production
  • Principles of mechanisation and precision agriculture
  • Grass and Forage Production
  • Land-based Business Management
  • Industry Practice and performance 2
  • Farm Animal Nutrition
  • Farming and the Environment
  • Farm Animal Health
Progression and employment

Our Foundation Degree in Agriculture provides realistic theoretical and practical training for those whose intentions it is to enter the industry as farmers, enterprise managers and farm managers or to work in the agricultural service industries.

Upon successful completion of the FdSc students may progress to the BSc Agriculture degree programme.

Entry requirements

Entry will be granted to applicants who demonstrate the academic ability and potential to benefit from the programme. Students will be expected to have four GCSEs at grade C and above, plus 40 UCAS points.

Applications from mature learners who may not meet these criteria will be considered on their own merit at interview based on their experience and other qualifications they may have gained as they may be industrially relevant.

The college welcomes students with a range of appropriate vocational qualifications and experience to apply in addition to the traditional 'A' level route. These could include the Level 3 Baccalaureate, Apprenticeships, NVQs, AVCEs, National Diplomas and Advanced National Certificates, NPTC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and Diploma.

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David welcomes applications on the basis of prior learning.

Method of assessment

Student performance is monitored by assignments, continuous assessment, examination, practical work, end of module assessment and completion of a major project.

Additional costs

There is no additional fee, however, it is likely that you will incur additional costs for personal equipment and for course related excursions.

Graduate Attributes Framework

This Framework aims to develop your professional skills and competence alongside your academic subject knowledge. You’ll study up to 40 credits per level throughout your programme from the Graduate Attributes Framework.  The Graduate Attribute modules are designed to enable you to develop, and evidence, a range of career-focused skills related to your subject area. These skills include digital competency, research and project management, as well as such personal competencies as communication, creativity, self-reflection, resilience and problem-solving.

Find out more about the Graduate Attributes Framework

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Coleg Sir Gar is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 08539630 and is a registered charity No. 1152522. 
The registered office is at The Graig Campus, Sandy Road, Pwll, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 4DN