WCG -Warwickshire College Group
Agri-Tech FdSc
WCG -Warwickshire College Group

Key Course Facts

Course Description

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.

Year 1

Year 2

Assessment is both formative and summative and is integrated into the course through a range of assignment briefs. There are no exams associated with this course.

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.

Qualification requirements

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Agri-Tech, FdSc.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa 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.

Costs

Tuition Fees Agri-Tech FdSc

England UK £8735 year 1
Northern Ireland £8735 year 1
Scotland £8735 year 1
Wales £8735 year 1
EU £11450 year 1
International £11450 year 1

Additional fee information

Please visit our website at the following link to view course fees.
https://wcg.ac.uk/page/180/he-fees-and-financial-support

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
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
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
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

Application deadline:

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

Pershore College
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