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Institute of Technology Project

Askham Bryan College became part of a consortium of colleges in the region to develop the Yorkshire & Humber Institute of Technology in 2019, now one of twelve Institutes of Technology across the country designed to increase higher level technical skills for employers. The Yorkshire & Humber Institute of Technology brings investment of circa £10 million of capital funding into the region for partners to invest in industry standard equipment to provide higher level technical training. This massive training boost will enhance employment opportunities and ensure highly qualified employees for the regions’ employers.


Institute of Technology project

Askham Bryan College has opened its new £1.7 million precision livestock facility. It includes a precision calf rearing facility and beef grower unit and dedicated teaching and learning space for delivering courses on sustainable and high welfare farming practices.  The college was awarded the grant for the project through the Yorkshire Humberside Institute of Technology consortium. The consortium was granted approximately £10 million of capital funding in total to invest in industry-standard equipment to provide higher-level technical training in Yorkshire. The new facilities will be used for degree-level study and training through University Centre Askham Bryan, the college’s higher education arm.

High animal welfare and sustainable beef production are at the heart of the facility whilst highlighting a combined, fully digitised approach to rearing beef animals. This will allow students access to real-time data and enhanced, flexible, hands-on research opportunities. Data captured will then be viewed and used within the separate teaching space allowing continuous and applied learning.


Watch our progress and explanation on the grower shed/handling system

Programmes and courses offered in association with our Institute of Technology facilities include:


BSc/BSc (Hons) Agriculture*

This three year programme has been designed to equip students with technical and management skills to enter the agricultural supply chain. There is a focus on business productivity and sustainability, the global market, the supply chains it supports, agricultural management systems, enterprise development and entrepreneurship

BSc/BSc (Hons) Agricultural Management (Top-Up)*

With an increasing population to feed, sustainable agricultural practice is more than ever at the forefront of global food production.

Extended FdSc Precision Livestock

This programme is aimed at those wanting to work in the livestock nutrition sector in roles such as nutrition consultancy, farming and sales.

FdSc Precision Livestock

The FdSc Precision Livestock is structured to provide you with a blend of the necessary technical, academic and management skills to work at the forefront of this increasingly innovative and technically focused part of the agricultural industry.

FdSc Applied Sustainable Land Management

This programme is aimed at those wanting to work in the agriculture sector linked to sustainability, welfare, food security, biodiversity and ecology.

Agriculture Level 3 – Livestock Pathway

You’ll gain a broad knowledge of the sector in the first year, before specialising in livestock in the second year.

Animal Management

BSc/BSc (Hons) Animal Bioscience with Management*

This is a three-year honours degree programme which includes skills and knowledge that can be applied to a wide range of areas within animal management and animal biology industries.

BSc/BSc (Hons) Animal Management with Science (Top-Up)*

The programme is designed to develop a broad understanding and range of skills required for the animal management industry, with students able to choose options to best suit their career aspirations. These skills are pertinent in all animal-related industries and will help you focus on your future goals and skills development.

Extended FdSc Animal Science with Management

This programme is aimed at those wanting to work in the animal management sector in industries as varied as animal welfare, production, education, companion animals and training to name a few.

FdSc Animal Science with Management

You will gain experience in practical skills such as animal handling, health checking, monitoring and evaluating behaviour, training animals, design and maintenance of animal accommodation and assessing animal welfare.

Askham Bryan College is working alongside eight other educational partners to deliver the Institute of Technology in Yorkshire and the Humber:

York College

Bishop Burton College

Craven College

East Riding College

Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education

Selby College

University of Hull

University of York St John

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