Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Skills for the Agricultural Industry
Academic Year
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Data report  2000 Words  65%
Semester Assessment Essay  1000 Words  10%
Semester Assessment Presentation  5 Minutes  25%
Supplementary Assessment Essay  1000 Words  10%
Supplementary Assessment Presentation  5 Minutes  25%
Supplementary Assessment Data report  2000 Words  65%

Learning Outcomes

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

Communicate information and ideas in the form of written reports and oral group presentations following the agricultural study tour of East England

Develop a reasoned argument and challenge assumptions.

Formulate hypotheses and research questions, undertake data collection, and make academic arguments.

Develop practical teamwork skills including administration, deadline setting and communication

Identify factors influencing production systems and assess their impact on business management and performance

Demonstrate an understanding of agricultural supply chains

Identify appropriate data sources and information resources

Instill appropriate academic conduct (e.g. avoiding unacceptable practice)

Interpret and use data.

Demonstrate basic computer literacy.

Brief description

The module is intended to prepare students with the key skills necessary for a successful academic and professional career such as time management, critical thinking and reflective learning. An important aspect of the module is an introduction to a range of research issues such as literature evaluation, data synthesis and assessment and oral, visual and written communication. The module content is delivered through a range of formats including lectures, workshops, e-learning and tutorials. In semester 2 students will attend a week long study tour in East of England, previously a part of BR1110. Following the visit the students will undertake a presentation which will help develop their group working and presentation skills.


Semester 1
4 x 2 hour workshops which will cover core academic skills tailored to the scheme. 4 x 2 hour tutorial sessions across the semester which will compliment and support the workshops and provide an opportunity for 1 to 1 feedback on assignments.
Semester 2
4 x 2hour workshops which will cover specific agricultural skills and provide an opportunity to debrief students ahead of the study tour week. There will also be a workshop on employability/careers.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Co-ordinating with others Students will work in small groups to develop a presentation. Small group learning will encourage students to communicate, assess and present information as a team.
Creative Problem Solving Small group learning/workshop classes and the oral examination will involve problem solving.
Real world sense demonstrate a range of employment opportunities
Subject Specific Skills During the module, students will gain knowledge of different supply chains and production systems, particularly the East of England.


This module is at CQFW Level 4