Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2
Mutually Exclusive
Mutually Exclusive

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 2 x 1 hour lectures per week
Other 3 day field trip
Other Visit presentation


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Visit presentation  Outcomes assessed: 1, 2  60%
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3  40%
Supplementary Exam Examination: Covering all outcomes  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

Outcome 1
Describe aspects of good practice within the agricultural industry and increase awareness of other farming practices

Outcome 2
Interpret the relationship between the farmer and consumer

Outcome 3
Discuss the options available to farmers when deciding on enterprise selection

Brief description

This module aims to provide students with experience of good practice within the agricultural industry. It is based on a thematic tour of a region in the UK, and gives students the opportunity to report on and analyse the farming enterprises they visit. It is key in demonstrating how farm enterprises integrate with each other and with allied activities.

Transferable skills

.2 IT and information handling
Microsoft Powerpoint presentation with digital images constructed following visit and subsequently converted into a Web based library

.4 Writing in an academic context
Examination will provide opportunity for students to incorporate knowledge and interpretation from several modules.

.5 Oral discussion and presentation
There will be an opportunity to develop oral questioning skills during the farm visits and whilst presenting information to peer group following visit.

.6 Careers need awareness
Students will, through a series of visits, appreciate the diversity of activity in the agricultural industry.

.7 Self-management
Visits will be structured and questions prepared beforehand.

.8 Group activity
Visit presentation will be based on group work


This module is at CQFW Level 4