Writtle University College (WUC) is one of the leading land-based institutions in the UK. Studying agriculture at WUC will provide you with the specialist knowledge and practical skills required for a rewarding career within the agricultural industry.
By studying agriculture at WUC, you can take full advantage of the on-campus farm during your study, and play an active role in running and maintaining the farm throughout your time at WUC, enabling you to gain practical experience in a working environment. This experience allows you to put all of the knowledge and theory gained during classes into practice - making you very appealing to potential employers!
Did you know?
- WUC has more than 250 farm animals on site, which agriculture students work with
- The campus is full of wildlife, including birds, mammals, and even reptiles!
- A huge 135 hectares of the University College estate is devoted to farming and production
- There is a vast array of job opportunities in this diverse industry
- WUC agriculture course combine theory with hands-on practical work!
At WUC the study focus is largely on food production for the main farm types: dairy, beef, pigs, sheep, poultry, vegetables, cereals, root crops and other cash crops.
Our agriculture college courses are open to post-GCSE school leavers as well as mature learners.
Farming will allow you to pursue an interest in livestock, crop production or mechanisation. You can focus on general farm management as a career choice, but there are usually opportunities for unit managers and 'hands-on' workers such as tractor drivers, dairymen, shepherds and sprayer operators. Alternatively, you can continue to study progressing on to one of WUC's agriculture degrees!
Throughout your course, you will continue to develop your Maths and English skills. This will develop your employability!
Join in the discussion!
WUC's Farm discussion group on Facebook is open to all past and present Agriculture and Animal students. Click here to join in the discussion.