FdSc Rural Regeneration and Land Management (Full time)

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LOCATION & START DATE
Bicton College - 18 September 2024
LEVEL
Level 5 Levels Explained
DURATION
2 years
LEARNING AREA
Agriculture & Countryside Management Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

FdSc Rural Regeneration and Land Management (Full time)

A tractor ploughing a field with wind turbines in the distance • Strong links with industry to enhance the learner journey
• Small class sizes creating a more supportive learning environment
• Opportunity for hybrid learning
• A range of industry specific guest speakers
• Opportunity to complete additional qualifications alongside your study to get ahead

This course is ideally suited if you want to progress into a career in the land-based industry with a specific focus on balancing agricultural production and management systems with landscape management in line with potential future environmental policies.

Rural land management is changing, with the removal of the Basic Payment Scheme and a heightened focus on the environment, the pressure is on land owners to evolve with a particular focus on sustainability. In a changing landscape, there is a real need for qualified professionals with a specialism in agricultural land management who can provide robust advice to land owners to help them to diversify, but also increase production in a way which compliments biodiversity and conservation.

This course is designed to bring together knowledge about rural land management, considering ecology, biodiversity and the environment alongside. A Strong and diverse range of topics and integrated work experience ensure that graduates are well equipped to progress into careers such as rural land management and farm advice.

Bicton College has strong relationships with many partners including Clinton Devon Estates, the Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust and the Lower Otter Restoration Project as well as organisations such as the Bat Conservation Trust, Devon Wildlife Trust and East Devon AONB. We are also lucky to boast the Cornwall College Rural Business School as a part of the College group which is at the forefront of rural research and works with leading partners on a number of exciting projects.

Students will also have the opportunity to complete industry recognised relevant qualifications alongside your course.

Programme Type: Foundation Degree

This course is also offered as a 3 year part-time offering.

What you will learn

INDICATIVE MODULES

YEAR 1
• Species Identification & Functionality
• Agricultural Habitat Resilience
• Climate Change and Agricultural Biodiversity
• Soil and Water Management
• An Introduction to Business Management
• Research and Academic Skills

YEAR 2
• Farming Systems and Conservation
• Farm Advice and Natural Capital
• Landscape Ecology and Integrated Land Management
• Research Project
• Contemporary Issues in Agriculture
• Technology and Agricultural Change

Delivery will include:
• lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials, distance learning and field practical work as appropriate for the module topic and context.
• You will have the opportunity to join industry partners to experience real-life land management in various contexts to enhance your learning.
• Guest lecturers and offsite visits will be included where possible to bring additionality to the programme and enable you to hear from industry experts and provide networking opportunities.
• You will also have the opportunity to join National study tours.

Entry requirements

• 64 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - MPP Grades required).
• Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 with at least 30 credits at Pass and 15 credits at Merit in an appropriate subject
• Minimum grade C/grade 4 in English and Maths
• Mature applicants with relevant experience but without standard qualifications will also be considered individually at interview.

Assessment

A range of assessments will be utilised including but not limited to;

• written exams
• tests
• written assignments
• reports
• research projects
• oral assessment
• presentation
• practical skills assessment
• poster
• reflective account
• infographic
• group work and peer assessment

Progression

Graduates will emerge from this programme with the knowledge and confidence to progress into an equine related career such as those listed below:
• BSc (Top Up) in relevant subject
• Farm Advisor/consultant
• DEFRA employee
• Land Management
• Estate Management
• Conservationist
• Field Operative
• NGO’s or Charity work
• College or University Lecturer
• Research Scientist
• Environmental Management
• Ecological consultancy
• Sustainable development
• Habitat restoration
• Landscape-scale conservation

Bicton College

Bicton College

Bicton College is based in East Devon, near Exeter, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles from the Jurassic Coast. The historic Georgian mansion, commercial farm, animal husbandry school, modern veterinary nursing building, world-class engineering and heavy plant machinery workshop, walled garden and arboretum are all set in over 200 hectares of historic parkland.


INDICATIVE MODULES

YEAR 1
• Species Identification & Functionality
• Agricultural Habitat Resilience
• Climate Change and Agricultural Biodiversity
• Soil and Water Management
• An Introduction to Business Management
• Research and Academic Skills

YEAR 2
• Farming Systems and Conservation
• Farm Advice and Natural Capital
• Landscape Ecology and Integrated Land Management
• Research Project
• Contemporary Issues in Agriculture
• Technology and Agricultural Change

Delivery will include:
• lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials, distance learning and field practical work as appropriate for the module topic and context.
• You will have the opportunity to join industry partners to experience real-life land management in various contexts to enhance your learning.
• Guest lecturers and offsite visits will be included where possible to bring additionality to the programme and enable you to hear from industry experts and provide networking opportunities.
• You will also have the opportunity to join National study tours.

• 64 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - MPP Grades required).
• Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 with at least 30 credits at Pass and 15 credits at Merit in an appropriate subject
• Minimum grade C/grade 4 in English and Maths
• Mature applicants with relevant experience but without standard qualifications will also be considered individually at interview.

A range of assessments will be utilised including but not limited to; • written exams • tests • written assignments • reports • research projects • oral assessment • presentation • practical skills assessment • poster • reflective account • infographic • group work and peer assessment

Graduates will emerge from this programme with the knowledge and confidence to progress into an equine related career such as those listed below: • BSc (Top Up) in relevant subject • Farm Advisor/consultant • DEFRA employee • Land Management • Estate Management • Conservationist • Field Operative • NGO’s or Charity work • College or University Lecturer • Research Scientist • Environmental Management • Ecological consultancy • Sustainable development • Habitat restoration • Landscape-scale conservation

Bicton College

Bicton College

Bicton College is based in East Devon, near Exeter, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles from the Jurassic Coast. The historic Georgian mansion, commercial farm, animal husbandry school, modern veterinary nursing building, world-class engineering and heavy plant machinery workshop, walled garden and arboretum are all set in over 200 hectares of historic parkland.


Dates & Locations

University
  • Location - Bicton College
  • Start Date - 18 September 2024
  • Tuition Fees: £8600.00*
            
    *Please note - Fees apply to adults and HE students only. Only the most common fees scenario is shown. Actual fees may vary depending on your personal situation. Please contact us for further information.

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