BAC CGEA - Livestock management

LYCEE VAL DE SARTHE - Sablé sur Sarthe

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Bac pro (BTEC ND) Farm management
Livestock breeding as Major

 

OBJECTIVES

Over 3 years, acquire general, scientific, technical and economic skills in the management of equine centre management, and then gain access to related higher education programs.

  

Two types of production will be studied: horse breeding and grazing livestock breeding (cattle, sheep and goat…).

 

Key competence areas dealt with in this education program:

Agricultural management: establish an operational diagnostic, define a project, decision making

Administrative and economic management: analysis of economical and technical results, budget planning and following, technical operation data monitoring

Cattle or sheep farm management: feeding, reproduction, raising of young animals, hygiene, growth and health

Horse farm management: feeding, reproduction, raising of young animals, hygiene, growth and health

Horse training and working: training and breaking young horses

Managing cultivated and non-cultivated grazing land

 

 

ORGANISATION

The program organised to complete two objectives:

  • Obtaining the diploma through the acquisition of the professional and methodological skills listed above
  • Preparing for further higher education programs, such as the BTSA (HND)

 

To satisfy these objectives, the following 3 major work axes will be focused on:
 

  • The acquisition of solid general education bases with a concentration on these subjects for students planning on continuing their studies
     
  • Interventions in working farms (horse, cattle, sheep, etc.) over the three years of studies, with a methodological approach to the general management of agricultural enterprises
     
  • International horizons, through work placements in European countries (Erasmus + program) during which students will be able to further their language skills and develop their capacities to adapt and observe. They will also discover further professional methods and techniques.

 

BAC PRO (BTEC ND) EUROPEAN SECTION

 

Motivated students who wish to further their language skills may include the English language European section during their 3 years of studies for the bac pro (BTEC ND). 

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE EUROPEAN SECTION

 

The European section of the college, which is open to students from secondary school level onwards, is an essential part of our educational project, which for many years has been committed to international cooperation and the furthering of language skills in its programs. This section does not restrict itself to language skills alone. A large part of the classes are concerned with the history, geography and culture of the country in question. With a certain focus on Europe.

 

FIRST YEAR PROFESSIONAL ADMISSION

After written application and interview.

 

THE COLLEGE'S EUROPEAN SECTION HAS ITS OWN DEDICATED EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

 

Additional English language courses

Students have two additional hours of English language classes every week. The history, geography, art and culture of the country in question are also raised in addition to the pure language studies.

 

Courses held in a foreign language (DELE)

In additional to the extra two hours of language courses, the European section also provides weekly hour long courses on a subject (Biological sciences) in English.

 

Cultural and exchange activities programs with English-speaking countries.

Students of the section will be able to do foreign exchange work placements at the end of the first year.

 

The European section « qualification» will be indicated on the diploma if the student successfully passes the modern language tests for the language in question.

 

EUROPEAN SECTION: in addition to the above classes, students which have opted for this section can also take the following supplementary courses:

 

 

ENGLISH                                                                                       2 H

 

Subject in a foreign language: biology                     1 h

 

MODULES

PROFESSIONAL FIRST YEAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL MODULES

Professional first year - livestock farming

for continuing on to the Bac CGEA (Agricultural Farm Management)

(Average weekly timetable)

Professional first year - Equine studies

for continuing on to the Bac CGEH (Horse Farm Management)

(Average weekly timetable)

French

3 h

3h

Socio-cultural studies

1 h

1 h

History

1 h

1 h

Modern language 1

2 h

2 h

Modern language 2 or additional ML1 courses

2 h

2 h

Physical Education

2 h

2 h

Economics

1 h

1 h

Mathematics

2 h

2 h

Physics-Chemistry

1 h

1 h

Computing

 

1 h

1h

PROFESSIONAL MODULES

 

 

The enterprise and the environment

1.5 h

1.5 h

Economics and management

1.5 h

1.5 h

Biology-ecology: discovering life

1.5 h

1.5 h

Zootechnics - cattle-sheep

2 h

 

Zootechnics - horses

3 h

3 h

Professional techniques for the chosen speciality

4 h

4 h

Horse-riding

2 times a week

3 times a week

 

 

SECOND AND FINAL YEAR PROFESSIONAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL MODULES

2nd and final year CGEA Livestock farming systems - horse breeding

(Average weekly timetable)

2nd and final year CGEH

 

 

 

(Average weekly timetable)

French

3 h

3 h

History

1.5 h

1.5 h

Socio-cultural studies

1.5 h

1.5 h

Modern language 1

2 h

2 h

Modern language 2 or additional ML1 courses

2 h

2 h

Physical Education

3 h

3 h

Mathematics

2 h

2 h

Physics-Chemistry

1.5 h

1.5 h

Computing

 

1 h

1h

PROFESSIONAL MODULES

 

 

Running a business, budget management

4h

4 h

Biology-ecology 

1.5 h

1.5 h

Zootechnics - cattle-sheep

3 h

 

Zootechnics - horses

3 h

3 h

Professional techniques for the chosen speciality

2 h

2 h

Horse-riding

2 times a week

in 2nd and final years

3 times a week in 2nd year

2 times a week in the final year

 

 

APPRENTICESHIPS IN FRANCE OR ABROAD

In first year professional - horse-breeding: 7 weeks

  • 1 week at the college's equestrian training centre
  • 6 weeks (over a number of separate periods)
  • in horse-breeding, equestrian centres or agricultural enterprises

 

In 2nd and final year CGEA: 16 weeks

  • 8 weeks in horse-breeding farms (with report)
  • 2 weeks in livestock farms (cattle, goat or sheep)
  • 2 weeks of specific workplace apprenticeships in either the agricultural or equine industry
  • 4 to 5 weeks in overseas apprenticeships

Click here for more information on overseas apprenticeships

 

Preparation for the TOEIC Bridge: English language test which measures written and oral comprehension abilities for a professional environment

Click here for more information

 

 

ADMISSION 

• To First year professional: after completing 4th year secondary school education

• To Second year (Bac Pro): after completing a 1st year Professional, 1st year General or a CAPA (NVQ 1,2)

 

 

FURTHER STUDIES

• BTSA (BTEC HND) ACSE (Farm Management)

• BTSA (BTEC HND) PA (Livestock farming)

  

 

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Lycée Agricole Val de Sarthe
Route du Mans - BP 10157
72303 SABLE-SUR-SARTHE
Tél : 02 43 550 800