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 begun work on its new £1.7 million precision livestock facility. The project will include 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. The build will be complete by spring 2022.
Watch our progress and explanation on the grower shed/handling system
Programmes and courses offered in association with our Institute of Technology facilities include:
The complexity of agricultural management is tightened by many factors including global population growth, transforming economic and political circumstances, environmental change and rapid developments in technology.
With an increasing population to feed, sustainable agricultural practice is more than ever at the forefront of global food production.
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.
The course will develop your knowledge and understanding of different areas of enterprise management, including; agri-business, marketing, human resource management, innovative practice and land based law.
You’ll gain a broad knowledge of the sector in the first year, before specialising in livestock in the second year.
On this programme, there is an emphasis on the advances in animal science, health and conservation.
Students will study a wide range of animals to develop appreciation of their anatomical structure and physiological process as well as the interrelationship between the animal and their environment.
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.
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: