Certificate of Higher Education Sustainable Food Production (Fresh Produce)

Writtle University College
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Postgraduate Education
1-2 years
Full time/part time
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Course description

Certificate of Higher Education Sustainable Food Production (Fresh Produce)

Are you concerned about the environment, food security and sustainable development? Do you want to be part of the solution for businesses operating in an increasingly uncertain world?

Fresh plant produce is a vibrant part of the food business sector with a shortage of graduates.

This higher education award, takes a multidisciplinary approach reflecting current and future developments in this sector, offering an insight into production, business and sustainability. The course provides the underpinning knowledge and skills to advance understanding and apply this to real world examples.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • UCAS Tariff Points: 48
  • GCE A Levels: 848 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
  • GCSEs: All applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above to include English, Maths and Science.

Training Course Content

Stage One

Semester 1

  • Graduate, Professional Skills
  • Integrated Production Systems
  • Biological Processes
  • Global and Local Food Systems
  • Agribusiness Management for a Circular Economy

Semester 2

  • Graduate, Professional Skills
  • Principles of Sustainable Development
  • Integrated Production Systems
  • Climate, Soils and Land Use
  • Global and Local Food Systems
  • Agribusiness Management for a Circular Economy

Course delivery details

Learning & Teaching Methods

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

  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Practical sessions
  • Seminars
  • Case studies
  • Live projects
  • Workshops
  • Course work

Why choose Writtle University College

Ranked Top University-Sector Institution in East Anglia for overall student satisfaction!

*Based on NSS 2021 Based on Taught Data

Beautiful rural campus situated between London and the coast.

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted


Home Students


  • £9,250


  • £1,156 per 15 credit module
  • £2,312 per 30 credit module

International Students (Including EU students)


  • £12,450

Continuing Studies

The Certificate entry route award may act as a stepping stone to the BSc (Hons) course or facilitate a change of interest and career direction.

It is estimated that by 2024, the food and drink industry will need 130,000 new employees and the sector offers a breadth of varied careers that can be for life.

This sector is currently the largest manufacturing sector in the UK, contributing £28 billion to the economy annually and employing 400,000 in approximately 6,800 businesses across the country .

A recent Grant Thornton report suggests that on average businesses expect 10.5% of their workforce to retire within the next 10 years, adding to the current shortage and unfilled current positions. This course offers a route into this sector.

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