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Diploma of Higher Education Sustainable Food Production (Fresh Produce)

Writtle University College
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2-4 years
Full time/part time
Chelmsford
Next available date: Enquire for more information - Chelmsford
Postgraduate Education

Course description

Diploma 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?

This course is for those who have an inherent interest in business plants and food. Understanding the global production and supply of food, the import and export of this produce and the pressures on increasing home production are all important to meeting future demand.

These food systems operate in a changing world and understanding their role in sustainable development and feeding a world population predicted to rise to 10 billion by 2050 is also important. Factors that influence quality, reduce waste both locally and internationally and the pressures on increasing production are important in finding sustainable local and global solutions.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • UCAS Tariff Points: 80
  • GCE A Levels: 80 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above
  • Irish Certificate: 80 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x B1 or H2 higher
  • Scottish Highers: 80 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x B
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: MMP
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma: DM
  • C & G Level 3 Extended Diploma: Pass (48 + in combination with other qualifications to meet 80)
  • C & G Level 3 Diploma: Distinction (72 + in combination with other qualifications to meet 80)
  • 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

Stage Two

Semester 3

  • Academic and Professional Development
  • Political and Economic Contexts
  • Fresh Produce Production
  • International Value Chain A
  • Plant Physiology

Semester 4

  • Academic and Professional Development
  • Environmental Management
  • Fresh Produce Production
  • International Value Chain (option A)
  • International Value Chain (option B)

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 England for overall student satisfaction!

*Based on NSS 2020 Based on Taught Data

Beautiful rural campus situated between London and the coast.

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Expenses

Home Students

Full-time

  • £9,250

Part-time

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

International Students (Including EU students)

Full-time

  • £12,450

Continuing Studies

The food and beverage 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 .

It is widely acknowledged that this sector needs new graduates with a Grant Thornton report suggesting that on average businesses expect 10.5% of their workforce to retire within the next 10 years. Innovation to meet changing consumer needs and behaviours alongside environmental and ethical concerns are essential to deliver growth in trade.

This course offers a route into this sector, with the opportunities to learn more about business start-up: careful selection of summer placements will also enhance employability across a range of fresh produce food and ancillary industries.

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Writtle University College

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