Personal and Employability Skills Development (CORC1013C)
This module is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop themselves in terms of their personal and employability skills.
Agricultural Research and Skills Development (CORD1046)
This module allows students to investigate and understand a range of recognised agricultural production techniques to develop their understanding of the research process that underpins contemporary agricultural production practice.
Understanding the Farm Business (CORD1048)
This module is designed to provide an understanding of the preparation, examination and interpretation of financial and management accounts for the farm business. In addition students will also be provided with opportunities to engage in teamwork and evaluate communication skills, alongside investigation of employment legislation.
Crop Production and Soil Science (CORD1050)
This module will develop a basic understanding and working knowledge of the scientific principles involved in plant and soil science, which are essential for the successful production of agricultural plants.
Livestock Production (CORD1051)
This module will deliver the basic knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of the biology of farm animals, livestock production systems, scientific principles of health, breeding and behaviour and the application of these to the successful production of farm livestock with reference to relevant welfare and financial considerations.
Farm Mechanisation and Health and Safety (CORD1055)
This module is intended to provide examples of the use, repair, construction and principles of a range of agricultural machinery. This module will also introduce students to the range of options available when considering the suitability and financial viability of machinery purchase. Students will evaluate working practices with regard to health and safety including lone working mental health considerations.
Contemporary Issues (CORD2098)
The Contemporary Issues module will enable the student to explore current and future issues affecting the rural/land-based industry, such as legislation and local and global markets. It will identify changing business threats and opportunities. The module will also explore issues surrounding mental health and lone working practices.
Agricultural Management in Practice (CORD2099)
The module allows the students to undertake a period of work not less than 80 hours within agricultural enterprises. Prior to commencing work students will complete a reflective portfolio with regard to their own skills and employability status. Following work placement the students will conduct a critical analysis of the skills and abilities that they have gained to update their CVs.
Strategic Business Planning (CORD2101)
This module will enable the student to develop a strategic development plan and simulate the process of setting up a business, having identified a range of resources available to the business and an appreciation of the influence of farming system and wider issues affecting the business.
Analysis and Development of Livestock Enterprises (CORD2102)
Production of any livestock should reflect all influences, both internal and external, on the business, including; market, animal and legislative requirements and environmental considerations. This module will bring these together in a cohesive manner for selected production systems
Research Project for Agriculture (CORD2104)
This module allows students to select a topic relating to agriculture for examination, to undertake a review of the literature on the subject and a conduct a detailed original investigation.
Plant Legislation, Technology and Marketing (CORD2105)
Production of any crop should be as efficient and environmentally friendly as possible. This module explores ways in which management decisions can optimise production in a way that has minimal impact on the environment.
Fees, costs and funding
How to apply
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 https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/business-partners/partnerships/academic-partnerships/study-guide/progression-to-honours-degree
Our partnership with Cornwall College
Partner college open days
This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.
University of Plymouth open days
You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.
Studying with Cornwall College
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