Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Agricultural Technology and Farm Safety
Academic Year
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Exclusive (Any Acad Year)
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment In-class test  40 Minutes  40%
Semester Assessment Farm Technology Report  1500 Words  40%
Semester Assessment Work Plan for the Safe Use of Farm Technology  750 Words  20%
Supplementary Assessment Farm Technology Report  1500 Words  40%
Supplementary Assessment Work Plan for the Safe Use of Farm Technology  750 Words  20%
Supplementary Exam Online exam  40 Minutes  40%

Learning Outcomes

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

Describe the role and development of key agricultural technologies

Identify and evaluate the role of Precision Farming and explain the key principles involved

Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Geographic Information Systems and how they can be applied for more efficient management of agricultural systems

Identify the health and safety measures required to ensure safe operation and best practice on farms

Demonstrate the ability to plan for the safe and effective use of technology on farms

Brief description

The module describes the principles and practices underpinning the extensive range of technologies that are being developed for, and adopted by, the agricultural industry. The module will also provide students with opportunities to demonstrate their ability to plan and undertake technical farm skills in a safe manner consistent with best practice.


The module will explore:
• The Development of Farm Machinery and Equipment
• Precision Farming Technology
• On-Farm Resource and Energy use
• Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Mapping Agricultural Land
The module will also offer students the opportunity to gain experience of planning safe and effective farm work and to undertake a technical farm skill.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Critical and analytical thinking Students will evaluate and interpret external sources of information and will need to make appropriate use of them in assignments
Digital capability Students will use office software and Geographic Information System (GIS) software when completing assignments
Professional communication Students will create a work plan for using technology safely on farms. This should be written in a manner that reflects current industry norms and legislative requirements.
Real world sense Students will learn how to correctly identify risks when working in a farm environment
Subject Specific Skills Students will develop practical skills in using farm technology


This module is at CQFW Level 4