Certificate of Higher Education in Agriculture - Writtle University College
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Certificate of Higher Education in Agriculture

UCAS Code: D405

The Higher Certificate course is intended to provide a taster of studying Agriculture at higher education level. It covers aspects of agricultural science, crop production and livestock production, as well as allowing students to gain an appreciation of the industry.

Students will also acquire the study skills necessary to enable them to progress to a higher award if desired.

 
UCAS Tariff Points
48
GCE A Levels
48 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above
Irish Certificate
48 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x B3 or H3 higher
Scottish Highers
48 UCAS tariff points, to include 1 x B & 1 x C
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
PPP
BTEC Level 3 Diploma
MP

Please note:

An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.

GCSEs

All applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above to include English, Maths and Science.

Access course

Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying Access to HE Diploma courses. For more information please contact Admissions.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL/APEL)

Information about our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL/APEL) policy can be found on our Higher Education Regulations and Policies page.

The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.

  • Farm walks and practicals
  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Seminars and debates
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Farm and business visits
  • Online quizzes, wikis and activities
  • Case studies

Students are assessed in a variety of ways many of which are centred on the College farm, these include.

  • Practical assessments with both livestock and crops
  • Examinations - both multiple choice and essay questions
  • Presentations - both individually and in small groups
  • Essays and technical reports
  • Assessed seminars
  • Case studies
  • Experimental work and laboratory reports
  • Poster presentations
  • Debates
  • Dissertation

This list of careers below are those that graduates from this programme have been successful in.

  • Farm Manager
  • Agronomist
  • Animal nutritionist
  • Land agent
  • Nutrition company sales representative
  • Veterinary pharmaceutical and equipment supplies
  • Post-graduate study