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Foundation Degree (FdSc) Countryside Management 2017 Entry UCAS Code: DN43


This course aims to develop the practical skills and knowledge which underpin a range of employment opportunities in the countryside and the wider land-based sector.


There is a focus on scientific principles, applied management techniques and natural resource management.

Modules of Study Include:

Year 1

• Industry Skills
• Applied Methods in Ecology
• Academic Skills
• Introduction to Business
• Plant and Soil Science
• Biodiversity and Conservation
• Tree and Woodland Management
• Modern Land Use

Year 2

• Personal Research Project
• Professional Development
• Academic Development
• Business Enterprise
• Grassland Management
• Land and Environmental Management
• Habitat and Reserve Management
• Working with GIS

Subject to revalidation

Entry Requirements

For admission to Foundation Degree courses (except Veterinary Nursing), students must have achieved grade C or above in a minimum of five GCSE subjects including English, Mathematics and Science or have passed suitable equivalents.  In addition, for admission onto FdSc programmes, students must have achieved a pass grade in a minimum of one ‘A2’ level subject (or equivalent) or have successfully completed an Extended/ National Diploma in a relevant subject area. Using the UCAS tariff system, a typical offer for admission to the FdSc would be a minimum 48 UCAS points*.

Some students will be invited to attend an interview at Askham Bryan College and places will be subject to a satisfactory reference. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

*In line with the new UCAS tariff system for more information please visit

Further Study

You can progress, on successful completion of this course, to a one year Top Up route to an honours degree in a relevant field.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400