Agri-Tech supports many businesses nationally and worldwide

So, whether you are interested in crop production and improving profitability or precision systems such as drone technology, vertical farming, high tech crop monitoring, lighting, sensing or soil management, then this could be the course for you 

The Agri-technology (Food Production and Plant Science) course enables students who already have some horticulture experience or a keen interest to develop expertise in a wide range of subjects relevant to the industry. 

  • You will learn about the principles of plant and soil science, all aspects of propagation and have the chance to work in our Hydroponic facilities.
  • You will study landscape and garden design using drone technology and imagery, understand how to operate machinery, manage plant propagation and plant displays and learn about planting and identification. 
The course also explores plant health and protection and you will learn about and be part of the latest research trials taking part in our Agri-Tech laboratory that are helping the horticulture industry both nationally and internationally. 

Modules are typical but may be subject to change

  • Professional Working Responsibilities 
  • Plant and Soil Science 
  • Contemporary Issues in the Land-based Sectors 
  • Work Experience in the Land-based Sectors 
  • Identification, Planting and Care of Plants 
  • Routine Plant Management 
  • Plant Propagation Activities 
  • Tree and Shrub Pruning and Maintenance 
  • Nursery Stock Production 
  • Pests and Disease in Plants 
  • Participating in Horticultural Tasks at Events 
  • Resource and Operations
  • Planning for Event-based Horticultural Activities 
  • Protected Horticultural 
  • Crop Production 
  • Outdoor Horticultural 
  • Landscape and Garden Design 
  • Land-based Machinery Operations

Cost Details

Please see website for course fee information.


Pershore College

  • State of the Art Agri-Tech Centre 
  • Soil and plant science laboratories 
  • Landscape design studios 
  • Specialist plant units 
  • Fruit unit with commercial juice production facilities 
  • Landscaped ornamental grounds and an arboretum 
  • Commercial orchards 
  • Nature reserve 
  • Landscape workshops - hard landscaping, estate skills and CAD drawing studio 
  • Commercial plant nursery - field, container and production units 
  • Modern controlled glasshouses 
  • Horticultural machinery and equipment 
  • Specialist animal unit 
  • Large and small animal enclosures 
  • Tropical unit 
  • 12 hectares of conservation area 
  • Extensive and landscaped gardens home to several national plant collections 
  • Commercial plant centre open to the public 
  • Plant nursery 
  • Well-stocked library 
  • Halls of residence 
  • Well equipped veterinary suite comprising of an operating theatre, preparation room, radiography room, reception area along with laboratory and hospitalisation facilities
  • Specialist Animal Unit housing a variety of species, including: a varied range of small and exotic mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates as well as goats, pigs and donkeys
  •  Dog grooming salon


Upon enrolling in the course, candidates should have achieved 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) and above to include English Language, Mathematics and Science. Alternatively, applicants may possess a Merit grade for an appropriate related qualification. A positive academic or employment reference is also required.

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