HND Agricultural Science

HND Agricultural Science

The HND Agricultural Science aims to develop candidates’ knowledge, understanding and skills in the science underpinning and supporting the agricultural industry, together with an understanding of the economic, environmental and ethical context in which the agricultural sector operates.

It will prepare candidates for degree-level studies or for employment at technical or supervisory level in this sector.

Candidate Information

The HND Agricultural Science aims to develop candidates’ knowledge, understanding and skills in the science underpinning and supporting the agricultural industry, together with an understanding of the economic, environmental and ethical context in which the agricultural sector operates. It will prepare candidates for degree-level studies or for employment at technical or supervisory level in this sector.

You will have the opportunity to develop: 

  • a wide range of practical, laboratory, scientific and technical skills, and an awareness of safe working practices, health and safety issues and business management
  • knowledge and understanding of the biological and physical sciences of relevance to the agricultural industry;  the applications of scientific principles and techniques; crop and livestock production systems, their management and the economic, environmental, regulatory and animal welfare issues that influence these sectors
  • an element of vocational specialisation in an area such as farm-scale renewable energy generation, wildlife management or the quality and processing of agricultural produce

Where can you take this course?

Group Award Specification

Title: HND Agricultural Science
Code: G906 16
Date: Version (10 August 2018)
Download: HND Agricultural Science Arrangements Document (780 KB)