WCG -Warwickshire College Group
Key Course Facts
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the contemporary horticultural industries. You will develop the skills to become a leader of change in a sustainable urban and production environment. The changing global agriculture sector is meeting the challenges of production by means of digital, mechanical and biochemical technological innovations allowing producers to make informed decisions using sensors, communications and data analytics. As the industry evolves it is important that you have a knowledge of advanced machinery, monitoring technologies and genetics to reflect the automation of tasks now taking place in the land based industries. The impact of these technologies also requires an understanding of the economic and business aspects enabling produce to get from farm to table.
You will study at newly built facilities set in extensive grounds at Pershore College and with access to industry standard technologies, you will be able to enter a wide range of sectors forming part of the global food production, supply chain and urban horticulture.
The course has strong links to the local horticultural industries and there will be an opportunity to study in an environment that includes commercial production activities and ongoing cutting-edge applied horticultural research.
The Awarding Body for this course is Warwickshire College.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Agri-Tech, FdSc you will study the following course modules.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
This may be derived from a Level 3 qualification or A Levels. Entry requirements are for guidance only. We welcome students with equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact us to discuss further.
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Visa Requirements for International StudentsVisa requirement
All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.
International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.Permission to work while studying
Warwickshire College is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.
Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)
After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.
Tuition Fees Agri-Tech FdSc
|England UK||£8735||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8735||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2023
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
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About WCG -Warwickshire College Group
WCG is the name of the organisation that manages eight separate colleges throughout the English region of the West Midlands. As a collective, WCG’s member colleges offer a wide range of academic experience. Some of these include the land-based experiences offered at Moreton Morrell College and Pershore College, or the traditional A-Level and vocational pathways provided by Royal Leamington Spa College and Warwick Trident College.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Agricultural Technology BSc (Hons)||Queen's University of Belfast||83%||0%||0%||£9250||£21400||151||Belfast||On campus Full-time|
|Agricultural Technology HNC||Scotland's Rural College University||-||-||-||£7500||£15000||-||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Agri-Tech FdSc||WCG -Warwickshire College Group||-||-||-||£8735||£11450||-||Leamington Spa||On campus Full-time|