What will I learn?
You will study a range of core subjects and follow some specialist units in either Animal Studies, Equine Studies, Ecology and Conservation, Fishery Studies (subject to validation), or Horticulture.
Teaching is delivered through a supportive mixture of taught sessions, seminars, tutorials and practical lessons which will help you build your knowledge and understanding of your chosen specialism, while gaining the ability to research and present your ideas as reports and presentations.
How will I be assessed?
This intensive programme is assessed throughout the course, without final exams. Assessment will include essays, presentations and reports – all of which will prepare you for Higher Education.
What grades will I need?
No formal qualifications are required, but you will need to be confident with written and spoken English.
Most students will progress to the relevant programme at Sparsholt and you will be supported to do this by your tutors.
If you do not yet have the GCSE English or Maths grades needed for university entry you will study these alongside the Access programme.
Most learners are ages 19 or above at the start of the course, however entry at 18 may be possible – please contact the College for more details.
Where will it lead me?
By the end of the course you will be fully prepared to progress onto a range of FdSc or BSc (Hons) programmes and take the next step towards your career goals.