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Foundation Degree (FdSc) Precision Livestock* UCAS Code: D4U5 (Entry 2022)


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.


*This course is for Entry 2022/23 and subject to validation

The programme will develop your knowledge and focus your skills, in the areas of forage crop production, nutrition and genetics using the latest, machinery, data collection technology and software, while providing access to state of the art laboratory equipment, production and livestock handling systems.

The fulltime 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 or one its associated supply chains while continuing with your education and training. At the end of your studies you will have the skills and understanding to work at a supervisory or management level in the global precision livestock sector.

Modules of study include:

Year 1

• Introduction to Agri-Business
• Personal and Professional Development
• Agricultural Production Science
• Animal Health and Welfare
• Principles of Precision livestock
• Principles of Livestock nutrition

Year 2

• Agri-Business
• Agri-Continuous Professional Development
• Skills for Research 
• Sustainable Agri-Tech Management
• Implementing Precision livestock
• Advanced Livestock Nutrition
• Principles of Breeding Technology

Assessment Method - assessments may include:

• Course work
• Examinations
• Online assessment
• Presentations
• Viva-voce
• Practical assessment

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have achieved 48 UCAS points plus 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or above. Equivalent qualifications may be accepted in lieu of GCSEs In addition applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of one year of Level 3 study and/or have significant industry experience.

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.

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277