Bridgwater & Taunton College

CertHE Agricultural Management

Bridgwater College and Somerset College recently merged to become Bridgwater & Taunton College. Study a specialist degree with us and be part of our growing community of over 28,000 students. Enjoy our outstanding facilities – we have recently invested £4 million into our agricultural facilities, £2 million into our new Animal Management Centre and £12.5 million in our Art & Design facility (known as the Arts House). We recently won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for FE & HE, as well as many other awards, and always achieve top results, which makes us one of the best colleges in the South West.

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • BRID1121 Agricultural Business & Policy

      This module will introduce the concept of macro-economic policy in agriculture. It will also develop an understanding of the utilisation of labour and machinery in an agricultural business and the importance marketing has.

    • PAB102 Agricultural Budgeting

      This module will take students through the main budgets which are needed in the management of a farm business. The students will develop plans utilising their knowledge of livestock, crops, finance, marketing, labour, and machinery.

    • PAB107 Dairy Cow Breeding and Nutrition

      This module will provide students with an understanding of the applications of dairy cow breeding and nutrition in the commercial environment.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • PAB105 Grass and Forage Crop Mechanisation

      This module will provide students with an understanding of the applications of dairy cow breeding and nutrition in the commercial environment.

    • PAB113 Buildings and Equipment for Cattle

      This module will examine the factors which need to be considered when determining the buildings and equipment needed for cattle.

    • PAB114 Veterinary Studies

      This module will develop students¿ understanding of animal health and enable them to make sound judgments when managing livestock units.

    • PAB116 Grass and Forage Crop Production

      This module will enable students to understand the production and methods of utilisation of grass and other forage crops. It is linked to the Dairy Cow Breeding and Nutrition Unit.

    Optional modules
    • BRID1120 European Studies

      This Module develops a working knowledge of the European Union and an awareness of other European cultures.

    • PAB115 Finance and Accounts

      This module will show the different sources of capital and will enable students to evaluate them. It will also take students through the preparation of accounts and give an understanding of the main taxes.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit

Our partnership with Bridgwater & Taunton College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Studying with Bridgwater & Taunton College

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