Module Information

Module Identifier
BR18800
Module Title
Skills for the Agricultural Industry
Academic Year
2024/2025
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Presentation  10 Minutes  40%
Semester Assessment Data report  2000 Words  60%
Supplementary Assessment Data report  2000 Words  60%
Supplementary Assessment Presentation  10 Minutes  40%

Learning Outcomes

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

Communicate information and ideas in the form of a presentation following the agricultural study tour

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. Following the visit the students will undertake a presentation which will help develop their group working and presentation skills.

Content

This module is taught through workshops in both Semester 1 and 2.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Co-ordinating with others Students will work in small groups during the workshops. 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.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4