Foundation Degree (FdSc) Rural Enterprise Management* UCAS Code: D4U6 (2021)
The FdSc Rural Enterprise Management is structured to provide you with a blend of the essential technical knowledge, academic and management skills required to successfully plan, operate and manage an agricultural enterprise. 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, whilst having access to state of the art agricultural facilities. The full-time modular programme is delivered over two years using a blended approach to delivery to provide you with the flexibility to gain industry experience in agriculture whilst continuing with your education and training. At the end of your studies you will have the skills to be set up, plan, operate and run an agricultural enterprise or to work in a management position
*This course is for Entry 2021/22 and subject to validation
Year 1 Modules
• Introduction to Agri-Business
• Personal and Professional Development
• Agricultural Production Science
• Introduction to Human Resource Management
• Introduction to Marketing
• The Land Based Business Environment
Year 2 Modules
• Agri-Continuous Professional Development
• Skills for Research
• Sustainable Agri-Tech Management
• Developing Leadership and Management Skills
• Innovative Practice Land Based Law
Applicants should have achieved 48 UCAS points plus 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or above In addition applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of one year of Level 3 study and/or have significant industry experience.
Equivalent qualifications may be accepted in lieu of GCSEs. An initial assessment process may be used to inform the College of your current status. Some students may be asked to attend an interview.
Applicants who believe they may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior Certificated and/or Experiential Learning (APCL/APEL) will be considered on an individual basis. If you have any queries in relation to entry qualifications, then please contact the University Centre directly.
On successful completion, students may wish to consider progressing onto one of the University. Centre’s top-up courses, allowing students to graduate with a BSc or BSc(Hons) degree.
At the end of your studies you will have the skills to be set up, plan, operate and run an agricultural enterprise or to work in a management position.