This course is designed in partnership with industry to prepare you for a management career role in a farm or agricultural unit. The course is an excellent alternative to A-levels, allowing you to gain specialist skills and knowledge in the sector, while preparing you for university study if that is the route you choose to take.
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You wish to develop your understanding of technical and scientific aspects of food, farming and the countryside and are keen to progress to university and a science related career, for example in animal nutrition, breeding and genetics, animal health and welfare, environmental science or artisan food processing or brewing.
Five GCSEs at grade C or 5, including English, maths and science.
About the science and physiology of animals and plants. You’ll also develop analytical and practical skills and learn how to apply them in agriculture and land-based context.
To gain a wide variety of experience and be in college for three to four days per week. Assessment includes both coursework and exams.
The high quality teaching, facilities and campus and being surrounded by like minded, ambitious students.
University study at Bicton College, Duchy College or university courses elsewhere in the UK and abroad.
Robb Dunn Head of Land-based & Food Studies
Food and farming expert Rob Dunn has recently joined the leadership team for Duchy and Bicton College had has taken on the role of curriculum lead, overseeing education provision across the region and projects such as the new Future Farm scheme; the £10 million creation of a new skills centre, dairy unit and pioneering research centre at Duchy College Stoke Climsland. Rob has worked at a number of land-based colleges around the UK. Rob also presents a weekly farming show for a Cornish radio station and is a judge for the British Farming Awards.
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.