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Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sustainable Food Management

Writtle College

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Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sustainable Food Management UCAS Code D615 Duration&Mode 2 years full time. Also available part time. Typical Offer: UCAS Tariff Points 80 tariff points. A maximum of 20 tariff points will be counted from Key Skills. BTEC National Diploma PPP OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) P3 Irish Leaving Certificate 2 Grade C's or above at Higher level Scottish Highers 90-120 points International Baccalaureate 24 points Other qualifications, including relevant industrial experience, may be acceptable and each application is considered on its own merits. This course will be running from 201011 academic year. Areas of Study Especially developed to offer a holistic approach to Sustainable Food Management, this course encompasses aspects of the Food Supply Chain from on-farm production, through food science, technology and processing, to marketing, retail and regulation. Covers Sustainable Food Chains, and Food and Culture. This foundation degree has a strong vocational focus, with time spent in an industrial placement. For more information, download the course scheme diagram and core modules. Course Aims Foundation Degrees are aimed at those new to Higher Education who may not have the traditional qualifications needed to access an honours degree. The course integrates academic and work-focused learning. This course is ideal for those already working in the food industry who would like to formalise their knowledge and experience, or for those looking for a change in career. This Foundation Degree course can be used as a route to the honours degree. Course Content This Foundation Degree in Sustainable Food Management covers many of the core modules within stages one and two of the BSc (Hons) program, including Primary Food Production Systems, Food Science and Technology, Sustainable Food Chains, and Food and Culture. The core syllabus has been designed to provide the student with an awareness of the principles and concepts of food supply chain management. Students will explore the social, ethical, political and cultural influences on the production and processing of food whilst gaining an understanding of the concept of sustainability and how it applies to the food supply chain. Additionally the course has a strong vocational focus, with time spent in an industrial placement. This allows the student to relate the theoretical knowledge gained at the College to the realities of the food industry. Special Features The student will gain experience and industrial contacts through their industrial placement that should prove invaluable in their chosen career. Students will undertake a European study tour taking in a variety of production, marketing and retail visits. Career Prospects Following successful completion of this award there is the opportunity to progress onto stage three of the BSc (Hons) Sustainable Food Management course. Due to the holistic nature of the core syllabus, students will be equipped to enter the food industry in a wide range of careers. Predicted roles after graduation include primary food production, food processing, new product development, supply chain, technical and quality assurance and food retailers. Interested? You can find full details of the Food courses that we offer by looking through the website pages. You are very welcome to come along and visit the college on one of our open days. We look forward to meeting you! If you would like any further information or would just like an informal chat about the course or future career paths, please contact the Food Management Co-ordinator Jenny Ruth on 01245 424107.

Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sustainable Food Management UCAS Code D615 Duration&Mode 2 years full time. Also available part time. Typical Offer: UCAS Tariff Points 80 tariff points. A maximum of 20 tariff points will be counted from Key Skills. BTEC National Diploma PPP OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) P3 Irish Leaving Certificate 2 Grade C's or above at Higher level Scottish Highers 90-120...

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