10 reasons to choose Hartpury College

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A-level pass rate* 99.5 %

work experience providers 3 ,000 OVER

98 % progression to employment, university or further study*

Largest residential land-based college in England

Ofsted Outstanding education

Our students come from over 60 different countries

50m Over £50 million invested in facilities in recent years

98 % student satisfaction with teaching*

97 % feel stimulated and challenged with teaching, learning and assessment*

200+ industry events on campus each year

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Welcome to Hartpury College

Our international reputation makes us the college of choice for young people from over 60 countries worldwide. We're rated Ofsted Outstanding in all areas of our educational provision, with 98% of our students progressing on to university, employment or further study.*

*Hartpury 2022

When you choose to study at Hartpury College, you're choosing to join a community that will help you become the very best you can be. We believe your personal and wellness development is just as important as gaining a high-quality education. That's why we offer countless extra-curricular opportunities and support our students to grow into confident and resilient young adults. When you become a student at Hartpury College, you become part of our close-knit Hartpury family. You’re part of our history and, most importantly, part of our exciting future. Our students are at the heart of everything we do. Their welfare and safety is one of our top priorities. We have a range of specialist support and wellbeing teams on site, to help keep them happy and healthy from day one. We prepare our students for their dream university place or skilled work, as well as preparing them to meet life’s challenges head-on. Our unique Hartpury Certificate Plus will equip you with key employability and life skills that complement your main qualification. You'll also gain real-world experience through work experience, trips, and inspirational guest speakers, ready to stand out from the crowd when you launch your dream career.




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You've made an Outstanding choice

We’re rated Ofsted Outstanding for teaching, learning, and assessment. We're committed to delivering the highest standard of education and supporting our students to develop as young adults.

Studying here Student outcomes ranked particularly high in our most recent Ofsted report. A very large proportion of students gain or exceed their predicted grades and progress into university level study or a job related to their course. "Hartpury has helped me develop the skills to reach my career goals. I've also made friends with people who have similar interests." Hartpury College student


feel stimulated and challenged with teaching, learning

and assessment (Hartpury 2022)



At Hartpury, we’re committed to helping our students develop holistically. We believe employability and life skills are just as important as academic qualifications. That’s whywe run the unique Hartpury Certificate – a full enrichment programme designed to support our students to grow into confident and resilient young adults.

Your Hartpury experience

Gainmuchmore than a qualification

YourHartpuryCertificate As part of your Hartpury experience, you'll complete the unique HartpuryCertificate, helping you develop key life skills, confidence and independence to support your future endeavours. Focussed around real-world, practical experience, you’ll be given the tools to develop your career throughwork experience with external businesses and on-campus enterprises. You’ll also create andwork towards a career plan, and strengthen your numeracy and literacy skills alongside your main qualifications, which you'll evidence in your online portfolio. The HartpuryCertificate Plus Sign up for extra enrichment activities to boost your CV and stand out from the crowd – from Duke of Edinburgh and Student Ambassador schemes, to enterprise and setting up a business.

Our Hartpury Certificate is unique –we support students to develop their confidence, resilience, independence and employability alongside theirmain qualification


CAREER PLAN Clarify your career goals and how to achieve them

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE Gain external experience with one of 3,000 employers CAMPUS ENTERPRISES Enhance your skills through our on-site businesses

EMPLOYABILITY Develop expertise that employers are looking for

MATHS AND ENGLISH Improve your numeracy and literacy skills

LIFE SKILLS Become independent, resilient and confident

"I've become more independent, happier and confident, with a clear plan for the future." Hartpury College student



"The commercial know-how of Hartpury students is outstanding; they are students who are extraordinarily driven in their chosen futures. Hartpury is clearly giving them a lot." Chris Bradwell, Stubbs England

Hartpury Certificate Experience for the future

Your qualificationwill equip youwith the practical skills and knowledge of your subject area, but it’s often yourwork experience that makes you stand out from the crowd. This is a key part of your Hartpury Certificate. We partnerwith over 3,000 industry employers to help prepare you for the world of work.

Work experience opportunities Work experience is an important part of our students’ learning experience. It’s a fantastic opportunity to experience your subject area in the real world. You’ll gain practical experience as you try different jobs and explore your career options. In addition to your external work experience, you'll have access to nine commercial businesses and big industry events on campus – from research conferences, to equine and sports events – for plenty of extra CV-boosting volunteering opportunities. Commercial experience on campus Our students work in teams to develop core skills; gaining practical expertise alongside important employability skills. Depending on their course, they learn how to manage our commercial farm, animal collection or livery yard, carry out equine or canine training in our international arenas, or develop coaching skills in our state-of-the-art sports facilities. Read more about our facilities on pages 13-20.



Your Hartpury Student journey

Be the best you can be and stand out fromthe crowd We believe in a holistic approach to education.With our unique HartpuryCertificate, you’ll develop newskills, have once-in-a-life-time experiences, and growas a person – alongside studying for yourA-levels, diploma, orAccess to HE course. In our safe and secure environment, you’ll be challenged to achievemore than you ever thought possible; ready tomake themost of every opportunity. Your journey to Hartpury College is mapped out below. Explore the path you’ll take to apply, enrol and study with us (on the right), and the excellent support we’ll provide at every step of the way (on the left).

Your Hartpury student journey How we'll support you

Discover our courses, explore our campus and facilities, and meet our outstanding teachers Join an open event Book your place at www.hartpury.ac.uk/college-opendays Make your application online. Find out how on page 104. Apply Show us your passion, grades, school reports and attitude towards studying. Your interview

Our admissions team are here to help. Find their contact details on the back cover.

We’ll ensure there is support in place (if needed) ready for when you start.

Share any medical or learning support needs you have. Learning support interview

*Subject to receiving an offer and meeting offer conditions.

Well done! This is subject to meeting offer requirements. Receive an offer

Get to know your classmates, tutor, and our campus. Attend your College Applicant Day

We’ll keep you updated every step of the way so you knowwhat to expect in September.*

Regular communication via post and email before you join, including enrolment details. Coming to Hartpury

Connect with future classmates using #ComingToHartpury2023

Complete your enrolment, take part in your course induction with your tutor, and begin your studies. Enrolment and course induction

We’ll identify any skill gaps and support you to develop your academic abilities.

Show us your maths and English skill levels. Take assessments

Gain an Ofsted Outstanding education. Classroom learning

We’ll provide feedback through tutorials, progress reports and parent/carers evenings. We’ll keep looking forways to enhance our experience; listening to student, employer and parent/carer feedback for improvements. We offer dedicated wellbeing, academic, learning, safeguarding,

Put your learning into practice with field trips, work experience and industry. Real-world experience

Explore the experiences on offer on pages 7-8.

Develop extra skills to become the best you can be and stand out when applying for universities or skilled roles. The Hartpury Certificate Discover more about the Hartpury Certificate on pages 5-6. Celebrate your successes with classmates, teachers and family. Celebrate at prize day We'll monitor progression after six to eight months to review the impact of your Hartpury qualification.

behavioural and careers support.



Supporting you

Your wellbeing is a top priority for us. We’ll support you to make the most of your Hartpury adventure. From day one, you’ll have a team of people around you – from your tutor and lecturers, to learning specialists and wellbeing experts – to support with whatever you need. Aspire – learning support Every student is unique, which is why we'll work with you to create your personalised support plan based on your individual needs and goals. Our Aspire Learning Support team can provide support for specific learning difficulties such as: dyslexia; dyspraxia; ASD or ADHD; social, emotional or behavioural difficulties; visual or hearing impairments; and physical difficulties, including assessments for extra time, scribes or a reader in exams. Academic support You’ll be assigned a personal tutor when you arrive, who will support you to reach your academic goals. They’ll be your first port of call if you have any questions about your lessons or assessments.

Wellbeing support Our friendly Student Services and Wellbeing teams can offer advice on everything from finance to health and wellbeing. With access to counsellors, nurses and a chaplain, you’ll have everything you need to be happy and healthy when you're here. Wellfest! We’ll run a really important wellbeing event in your first few weeks here. You’ll meet over 50 local health and wellbeing providers, take part in workshops on a range of top student issues – from mental health, positive relationships and consent, to body image, gender identity, drink/drug driving – and get to have a go on the climbing wall and obstacle course. You’ll meet our therapy dog and discover a world of support available to you.





360 hectares of learning facilities at your fingertips

Our specialist facilities match our specialist nature. They're used by our students and industry professionals alike. In fact, some of them are part of our commercial businesses on campus, which present fantastic volunteering andwork experience opportunities.


Over £50 million invested in facilities in recent years

A diverse animal collection of over 70 domestic and exotic species Nine businesses on campus, including canine hydrotherapy, equine therapy and rider performance centres, aswell as a commercial farm Over £10million Sports Academy, boasting some of the best sports equipment at an educational institution We're transforming into a Digital Innovation Farm, completewith a £2millionAgri-Tech Centre World-class equine facilities used for international equine events and byworld-champion horses and riders

and newTech Box Park for agribusiness innovation



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College Learning Centre (CLC)

Walled Animal Garden Home to our exotic and domestic animals, including meerkats and prairie dogs The Orchard Interact with emus, llamas and rare Bagot goats Equine Centre Home to our rider performance, therapy and hydrotherapy centres, international arenas – including our brand-new Equine and Animal Assisted Activities Area – and Livery yard 2*, 3* and 4* cross-country course Developed each year for our NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials Sports Academies Sports labs, pitches and gyms, including our £10 million development Hartpury House and gardens Where Hartpury began in 1948, now home to offices and university accommodation

Your library and study space

Student Zone Includes academic and wellbeing support Halls of residence Set in cosy blocks at the heart of campus Student hub Our newly launched Graze development offers study spaces, classrooms, and places to eat and drink Heroes Common Room Chill out space for residential students with a pool table, three Smart TVs, game consoles and DVDs Agriculture Our commercial Home Farm includes dedicated classrooms, a £2m Agri-Tech Centre and Tech Box Park for agribusiness innovation Animal andVeterinary Nursing Centre Our microbiology labs, clinic, aquarium and reptile rooms


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Only 15 minutes to Gloucester city and 20 minutes to Cheltenham town by car or bus



We’ve invested £3.5 million in a modern learning centre for our college students. It will be your go-to when you’ve got assessments and group projects, giving you access to books, magazines, journals and thousands of online resources. Our teaching rooms on the first floor offer fantastic views over the Hartpury sports pitches and the surrounding countryside.

Everything you need on one campus Nestled in the heart of campus, our College Learning Centre (CLC) will be your learning hub. It’s got everything you need for your studies.

Home Farm and Agri-Tech Centre Gain hands-on experience during practical sessions on our commercial Home Farm. Our £2 million Agri-Tech Centre gives you access to the latest smart farming technology for livestock innovation, and is the first phase in our 10-year Digital Innovation Farm project.

£10 million Sports Academy Benefit from biomechanics and human performance laboratories, a rehabilitation suite, physiotherapy rooms, and gyms. State of-the-art equipment includes an anti-gravity treadmill, altitude chamber, 3D cameras and digital mirrors to map movement. Our facilities are used by students as part of their learning, playing sport competitively, or for fun.

World-class equestrian facilities Our Equine Centre is home to three international arenas and a new £730,000 Equine and Animal Assisted Activity Area. We also have an equine yard stabling 230 horses, and rider performance, equine therapy and hydrotherapy centres. You could volunteer to gain extra experience doing what you love.

Diverse animal collection Put theory into practice as you learn to manage and care for a wide range of species. You could work with invertebrates, reptiles, aquatics, exotics and large and small animals, as well as horses in our Equine Centre, farm livestock in our Home Farm, or dogs in our Canine Hydrotherapy Centre.



Facilities for your future

With a reputation for world-class facilities, we’re continually investing in our campus. After all, it’s where you’ll discover new passions and explore innovative approaches to help solve big industry challenges. Take a look at the exciting developments You’ll be among the first students to enjoy our ultra-modern Graze – your dedicated student centre. Grab food on the go, meet friends for a drink, or catch up on your studies in relaxed social areas. Head upstairs and you’re in modern classrooms, ready to learn from expert lecturers. Eating and drinking Whether you’re ready for a lunch break or just need a quick snack between lessons, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Get delicious home-cooked meals from Graze Hot, create your own nutritious salad bowl at Graze Fresh, or pick up tasty food to take away at our Grab and Go station. If you’re just stopping by to meet a friend, you could head to the Coffee Bar for a hot drink and a treat. Socialising and study With plenty of cosy seating areas in the downstairs food area, it’s a great space to relax with friends in between your lessons. You could even find a quiet space to settle down launching in 2022 and beyond. £9.8 million Graze development New for 2022 You might have some lessons in our brand-new classrooms located upstairs. With stunning views over the grass pitches and our rural campus, there’s no better place to learn, engage, discuss, and thrive in your Hartpury College studies. and do some coursework. Inspirational learning

New £9.8 million Graze development – launching 2022

Campus developments Gain valuable practical experience in a supported learning environment with access to our industry-standard facilities on site. Equine and Animal Assisted ActivityArea Our £730,000 arena will provide equine and canine research opportunities and host our international equine events. Tech Box Park Come into contact with real-world agricultural innovations at our Tech Box Park; the place where agribusinesses research, test and create new products in our £2 million workspaces; phase two in our 10-year Digital Innovation Farm vision. Strength and conditioning gym Put your learning into practice as you apply the latest training and rehabilitation techniques to reach and maintain peak athletic fitness. Equine Hydrotherapy Centre Learn from industry-leading water treadmill experts using our new £500,000 H2O treadmill facility, which includes fresh teaching and stable facilities. Launching in 2023 A £20 million government ‘Levelling Up’ investment into a new academy in the Forest of Dean will provide coaching opportunities for sports students.



Read more about our outstanding facilities in the subject sections.




At Hartpury, you'll have access to our Students' Union – which is a huge bonus as a college student. They'll represent your voice, support you to get involved in student life, and provide access to clubs and societies. You could get involved and become a course representative or run for SU officer. Make a difference to student life and gain new skills. Our Students' Union and Student Experience team run a range of different activities, including quizzes and live music events, as well as a summer ball at the end of term. We’ve had some big names on campus in recent years – including Jonas Blue, Katy B, Chase & Status, Sigma, Labrinth, Scouting for Girls, Lethal Bizzle and Rak-Su. Immerse yourself in student life and take advantage of the amazing experiences on offer. Join one of our societies or sports clubs as a great way to make new friends outside of your course. Follow your passion or try your hand at something new. Get active Our Hartpury Active Project is your place to play sports for fun and take part in fitness activities. From express spin and dog walking to volleyball and basketball, we have something for everyone. You could join our gym for £120 for the year.* Heroes Common Room Fully equipped with a pool table, table tennis, a range of board games, three large smart TVs with Sky Sports and our DVD collection, comfy seating and games consoles, it’s a great space for residential students to hang out with friends. For non-residential students, our newGraze student hub will be your go-to social spot. Life at Hartpury


Clubs and societies • Agricultural Society • Basketball • Book Society

• Breeding Society • Christian Union • Equestrian Club

• Gaming Group • Green Leaders • Hockey • International Society • LGBT+ • Polo

• Vaulting Society • Walking Society

*Membership price subject to change, check our website for the latest fees


Explore Gloucestershire

Our campus will be the hub of your student life, but it’s also a springboard for a much bigger adventure. With some of the best attractions, landscapes and events in the country right on our doorstep, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to fun things to do at the weekends. For high street shopping, great food and the latest movies, Gloucester and Cheltenham have everything you need. The public bus, Swanbrook, runs regularly from campus, so you can pop in for fun with your friends. If you’re more of an outdoor explorer, you’ll want to go kayaking down the Wye Valley, climbing and caving in the Forest of Dean or mountain biking and exploring in the Brecon Beacons and Malvern Hills. Sports fans can take their pick from the horseracing at Cheltenham Racecourse, rugby at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester and football at Cheltenham Town FC. You could watch something different almost every weekend. Gloucestershire is home to over 45 festivals. From 2000trees, Lakefest and Barn on the Farm music festivals, to the Frightmare horrorfest, you’ll find something you love in the local festival scene. Cheltenham’s science, literature and music festivals are fantastic for something different.



Prize day Our annual prize day recognises and celebrates the achievements of our college students. They’re joined on this special day by their parents, guardians and carers, as well as Hartpury governors and a celebrity guest.

The fantastic event is hosted in our international equine competition arena. Awards recognise a range of outstanding characteristics and achievements – from commitment, positivity and endeavor to coursework projects, academic prowess and sporting excellence. Prizes awarded at the ceremony include the Glos NFU Perpetual Trophy for top student, two Hartpury College trophies for the greatest endeavours in English and Maths, and the Penfold Trophy for outstanding effort.

Alongside a range of sponsored prizes, each event hosts an inspirational celebrity guest. Recently, we’ve welcomed farmer and BBC Countryfile presenter Adam Henson, adventurer and motivational speaker Jamie McDonald, and endurance athlete Anna McNuff, named by The Guardian and Condé Nast Traveller as one of the top female adventurers of our time. They inspired students and guests alike with tales of their adventures and challenges overcome.



Do you have the talent and drive to play competitively? Then you'll want to join one of our

performance academies. • Athlete Performance • Equine • Golf

• Men’s and Women’s Football • Men’s and Women’s Rugby • Modern Pentathlon

• Netball • Rowing

Many of our students and graduates are successful athletes; fromwinning Olympic medals and playing in theWorld Cup, Champions League, and African Cup of Nations, to competing in international and national events across our sports. Over 250 international athletes have developed their talents at Hartpury over the last 15 years, and they’re doing amazing things in the world of international sport. You could be our next success story.

We’ll support you to achieve success in your academic studies and your sport. Whether you study A-levels, a T Level, BTEC or Access to HE diploma, we'll design your training timetable to fit perfectly around your course.* Sports Academy membership costs £300 each year.** It includes gym membership, training with qualified coaches, access to facilities, transport and our Sports Academy Performance Hub.

*This may depend on your course. We'll discuss this with you on an individual basis. **Membership price subject to change, check our website for the latest fees


Supporting students to reach their academic and sporting potential

Dedicated to the practices and values of clean sport

Providing a pathway for emerging female players

Our brand newsports facilities When it comes to cutting-edge sports facilities, we’ve got you covered. Our sports facilities are kitted out with the latest technology, including: a double sports hall with performance analysis cameras; rehabilitation and therapy suites; human performance and biomechanics laboratories; a performance analysis suite with an assessment and testing laboratory; an altitude chamber; an anti-gravity treadmill; power, cross-training and performance gyms; and grass and 3G pitches with integrated cameras.

Become your best self Benefit from a professional sporting

environment designed to help you reach your full potential as an athlete and progress as far as you can. For some, that's going on to play for top sports teams across the globe. For others, it's becoming coaches, analysts, or strength and conditioning specialists, taking advantage of opportunities off the pitch or court to gain valuable skills for the future. Find out about funding We offer scholarships for students with the potential to excel in their chosen sporting field. www.hartpury.ac.uk/college-finance

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Settle into your home away from home in our cosy on-campus accommodation. It’s the perfect way to make friends, gain independence and grow into a confident young person. Our campus offers 360-hectares of beautiful countryside and amazing facilities on your doorstep. If you want to be in the heart of the action, living on campus at Hartpury could be for you. We have a Residential Support Team on call 24/7, as well as Residential, Wellbeing and Safeguarding teams. Whether it’s your first time away from home or not, we’ll support you to settle in and make Hartpury your home. We offer a range of high-standard accommodation options. Your room will include WiFi access, utility bills and five breakfasts (Monday to Friday) and main meals that you can take at lunch or in the evening (Sunday to Saturday). Our Students' Union, Student Experience and Residential Life teams are always planning fun activities. Heroes Common Room will be your space to relax with friends. Living at Hartpury

Living off-campus If you live in the local area, we offer great transport links to get you to and from college each day. Find out more on page 31.

"Living on campus meant I could devote my time and energy to my studies and my sport. You always feel safe and secure on campus." Rosie Kells, Hartpury A-levels student and Women’s Rugby Academy


TOP 3 Gloucestershire is in the top three safest places to live in the UK (OfNS 2020)



International Students

We welcome international students from across the world. Our Hartpury family is made up of staff and students from over 60 countries; its part of what makes our community so vibrant, friendly and inspiring. Your dedicated International team Our International team is available to provide advice and guidance to support you during your journey to – and time at – Hartpury. They can support you with: • Application process – helping you choose the right course, checking your entry requirements and completing your Hartpury application. • Finance advice – confirming your tuition fees, international packages and funding available for you. • Coming to the UK – recommending English language tests, obtaining your visa and giving travel advice. • Awarmwelcome – providing information for when you arrive on campus, including: registering with a doctor; opening a UK bank account; working in the UK; and settling in. They also offer drop-in sessions so you have easy access to the support you need.

Visit us We would love to meet you at an open day – check the dates on page 105. It’s a great way to get a feel for Hartpury. If you can’t make it, get in touch with us and we can arrange a special tour. Get in touch international@hartpury.ac.uk +44 (0)1452 702 344

We reserve rooms on campus for international students. As a Hartpury student, you’ll get accommodation for the duration of your course. Explore accommodation on page 27.


“My course was brilliant, but what Hartpury really did for me was take me under their wing. I was surrounded by the right people to support me, help me grow as a person and I feel like whether you want to go into the world of work, or on to study a degree, being here really does put you head and shoulders above a lot of people. I learned so much more here than I had ever imagined I would, thanks to the amazing lecturers and tutors here who supported me through everything. Studying a diploma has been perfect for me. I’ve gained practical experience, business skills and a good idea of what to expect in the world of work.” Daya Singh Hujan Level 3 Extended Diploma Horse Management (Business) Profile



If you live in the local area, we offer plenty of transport options tomake getting to and from campus as easy as possible. We run a number of daily bus routes and pick students up from across Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, and the Cotswolds. These are priced on a zone basis and guarantee a seat five days a week. Swanbrook public buses also stop on campus. Gloucester city and Cheltenham town are both nearby. When you're not in lessons, you could drop in for the afternoon with your friends. Get the public Swanbrook bus that stops on site, and you'll be in Gloucester in 15 minutes or Cheltenham in 20 minutes. It's perfect for a Travelling to Hartpury

shopping or cinema trip, or to relax with food somewhere a little different. Applying for transport We open for applications in September, the year before you start your course. It’s important to get your application for transport in as soon as possible. Download the application form and Direct Debit mandate from our website.

September onwards Apply for transport


Tuition fees If you’re a UK, crown dependency (Guernsey, Jersey or the Isle of Man) or Republic of Ireland (under the Common Trade Agreement) resident, and under 19 years of age on 31 August of the academic year your course starts, you do not need to pay tuition fees. If you’re an international student, you can find your tuition fees on our website. We offer an all-inclusive package for international students. This enables you to pay the bulk of the ‘extras’ in advance so you have less to organise. If you're over 19 you may have to pay for your course. If you do, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the tuition fees. There are some other circumstances when fees may not need to be paid. Visit our website or contact our Student Finance team using the details on the page 105. • Residential bursary for support with the cost of accommodation, if your home is not on a Hartpury transport route We want you to make the most of your time at college. That’s why we offer a range of bursaries and scholarships to financially support you through your studies. Our support packages include: • Discretionary learner support to help with the cost of books, transport and meals • Vulnerable learner bursary for those in care, care leavers or receiving Income Support • Sports scholarships for support to excel in the sporting field. For more details, contact sportsacademy@hartpury.ac.uk • Guyll-Leng bursary for agriculture, animal and equine courses • Martin Baber Award for international work experience within agriculture • Joe Henson bursary for local students studying agriculture, animal and equine Your money matters




Our qualifications explained

We offer a range of qualifications to suit your learning style and career ambitions. We guarantee they'rewell regarded by employers and universities alike and are continually reviewed to give you the knowledge and skills to stand out fromthe crowd.

A-levels A-levels are traditional academic

BTEC diplomas BTEC diplomas are specialist applied qualifications, built around specific industry-standards and linked to skills

qualifications, ideal for students who enjoy classroom-based learning. We offer 14 A-level subjects at Hartpury. Our students study three A-levels each, with dedicated time outside their learning spent developing new expertise through enrichment activities as part of our Hartpury Certificate (page 5-6). Explore our A-levels on page 39-46. T Levels (Newfor 2024) T Levels are technical programmes designed in collaboration with employers to give you the applied skills and knowledge to enter a technical career. You'll gain plenty of hands on experience as you spend at least 45 days working in industry to hone your skills. Read

Access to Higher Education Diplomas The Access to Higher Education Diploma qualification prepares students aged 19 years and older for university-level study. It’s ideal for those who would like to progress their careers through higher education, but who left school without the qualifications needed to do so. Studied across 15 hours per week, it can be combined with existing commitments. See pages 99-102 to find out more. required for employment. They’re well suited to those who want a more practical learning experience, while deciding whether they want to progress into employment or university level study. Assessment is undertaken through coursework and exams. We offer BTEC diploma qualifications at different levels. Check the table to the right and see the course pages for specific entry requirements.

more on page 35-36. Level 2 diplomas

These one-year courses combine practical and theoretical study. You'll gain a solid foundation of knowledge, ready to progress onto a Level 3 qualification.






2 years

3 A-levels

University-level study or employment

BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma

1 year, full-time

4 GCSEs (grades 4-9) 2-3 GCSEs (grades 4-9)

Level 3 Extended Certificate Level 3 Extended Certificate

BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate 1 year, full time

BTEC Level 3 Diploma

2 years, full-time

2 A-levels

University-level study or employment

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate forms year 1

1 year, full-time

1 A-level

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

2 years, full-time*

3 A-levels

University-level study or employment

BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma forms year 1

1 year, full-time

1.5 A-levels

IMI Level 3 Extended Diploma

2 years, full time

3 A-levels

University-level study or employment

*Our Level 3 Agriculture Extended Diploma is three years including an integrated work placement year



Introducing T Levels at Hartpury

theory and developing a strong foundation of knowledge. The other 20% of your time will be spent on industry placement; putting that knowledge into practice in a real-life setting and gaining applied skills. Our Innovation, Careers and Enterprise (ICE) teamwill support you to find a placement that matches your career goals. Which T Level can I study at Hartpury? We'll start delivering T Levels within our agriculture, animal, and equine subject areas in 2024. Check our website for the most up-to date course information. Howwill myT Level compare withA-levels? A T Level qualification is worth the same amount of UCAS points as three A-levels. When you finish your course, you'll have the practical skills and expertise to enter employment in a technical role and make a difference from day one of your career. Studying a T Level qualification can lead to aworld of opportunities. Wherewill yours take you?

T Levels are set to become one of the main choices after GCSEs. Developed with employers and educational providers, these two-year ‘technical programmes’ give students the applied skills that industries need. With a T Level, you’ll gain a high-quality education and heaps of practical skills. This will open a clearly defined route into further study or a skilled role within our related land based industries. We’ve answered your most frequently asked T Level questions below. Why should I study a T Level? The key benefit of completing a T level is the sheer amount of on-the-job experience it includes. You’ll spend 315 hours – that’s 45 days or nine weeks – gaining first-hand experience of your chosen career whilst developing the practical skills that employers are looking for. That’s in addition to the outstanding education you’ll gain in the classroom. When you finish your T Level, you’ll be well-prepared to launch a successful career and help to create a stronger economy for our future. Howwill I study a T Level? In order to prepare you for a technical role, your learning will take place inside and outside the classroom. You’ll spend 80% of your time with our expert teaching staff, learning the

Did you know? T Levels are similar to apprenticeships in some ways. They are designed with employers and approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

*Subject to receiving an offer and meeting the grade requirements.

T Levels

Industry placement

Occupational specialism


50-80% of your study time

Minimum 45 days

20-50% of your study time

Build knowledge, skills and behaviours related to your future occupation. Maths, English and digital skills included where needed. Assessed via practical assignments.

Spend a minimum of 45 days in a workplace environment. Develop technical

Gain an understanding of the key concepts and theories in your subject area. Assessed via an exam and an employer-set project.

skills and apply your knowledge.

T Level requirements 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, to include English Language and Maths.

Other occupation-specific requirements may apply.



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Hartpury A-levels

Studying A-levels at Hartpury College will give you unparalleled opportunities to stand out from the crowd when applying for your dream university course, apprenticeship or employment. We offer Ofsted Outstanding teaching, learning and assessment, world-class sports and equine opportunities, and 360-hectares of industry-standard facilities to support enrichment.


We’re proud of our A-level students’ academic achievements. Our overall pass rate is 99.5%*, with a high proportion receiving A*-C grades (79%*). Our students performed above the national average**, with more achieving top grades than in 2019; the last time exams were sat by students due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This reflects our commitment to outstanding teaching and learningWith access to modern learning environments, laboratories and supervised study sessions, you’ll have everything you need to be the best you can be. Alongside your main qualifications, you'll take part in our extensive enrichment programme. You could train with our Sports Academies, complete an Extended Project Qualification or Pre-Vet in house qualification, or take part in subject-specific study. We’ll support you to become the best learner and achieve the best outcomes.

A-level pass rate*

A-level A-C grades achieved*

At Hartpury, our students are taught by subject-specialist staff, many of whom are also external examiners. This means they understand exactly what's needed for students to succeed in their exams. We support our students to balance their studies with their chosen enrichment activity, including competitive sports or riding, or working with animals to develop Pre-Vet skills for university. See your course come to life through trips and work experience. You'll develop your confidence ready for university and your future career. Depending on your course, you could go to Paris for a psychology conference, Margam Park to complete biology practicals, Cardiff Bay to observe the landscape or Culham Centre for Fusion Energy to see where exciting research takes place.

*Hartpury 2022. ** 98.4 national average pass rate 2022.



Why studyA-levels?

If you want to gain the qualifications you need for your dream career or university course, or want to progress your studies as you develop your sporting talent, studying A-levels at Hartpury is a fantastic choice. We offer a range of high-quality A-levels and enrichment activities to prepare you for your dream career anywhere in the world. You’ll be taught by A-level expert lecturers and gain a thorough understanding of your subject. Study three A-levels for 18 hours per week. A-levels are selected from three option blocks that have been grouped to maximise choice. Your timetable is designed so you can take part in other enrichment activities as part of the college day. Our students have access to 10 hours' of additional academic support per week, including subject-specific study. Students who live on campus are expected to attend additional timetabled study. Most of your lessons will take place in our modern College Learning Centre, but you may also have practical sessions in our university-standard labs, kitted out with the latest equipment. Learn in an Ofsted Outstanding college with fantastic facilities and be well-prepared to achieve your ambitions.

Your progression opportunities Our students have gone on to complete a range of degrees at Hartpury University and others, including Oxbridge and Russell Group universities. Courses include midwifery, business, economics, law, bioveterinary science, chemistry, sport and exercise science, and more.

of A-level students progress on to university, further study or employment

(Hartpury 2022)

Louie Hennessey A-levels in Business, Economics and PE Bath Rugby player Profile

"Education and sport link so well at Hartpury. I’ve been focusing on achieving the best A-level grades I can, whilst also progressing my rugby within the academy. Being part of the winning team in the RFU ACE League final was a great experience. I’ve signed a three-year contract with Bath Rugby academy and want to study a degree alongside playing. The top-class coaching, facilities and teaching at Hartpury have helped me get to where I am today."

Amalia Arredondo A-levels in Business, History and Maths BSc International Business Administration graduate, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, MSc Strategic Marketing student, Imperial College London Profile

"I chose A-levels at Hartpury so I could focus on my studies and pursue my golf. The teachers genuinely care and guide you in the best direction. When I finish my Master’s degree in Strategic Marketing, I plan to gain marketing experience before starting my own brand to make a positive impact in an area I’m passionate about. Hartpury helped me to become an independent person; ready to thrive in education and enter the professional world."



Develop as a person

We run an extensive enrichment programme as part of our Hartpury Certificate, which gives ourA-level students the edgewhen applying for jobs and university courses. You’ll develop a skill set that supports your career aspirations and become awell-rounded and confident young person.

Pre-Vet in-house qualification Aspiring vets can gain extra experience to support their Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Science application. You could develop your practical skills as you work with farm livestock, horses and domestic and exotic animals on our specialist land-based campus. Special interest clubs From dissection or debating to astronomy, choose something that supports your ambitions or introduce yourself to a new subject. You could open your eyes to a whole new passion. Your work experience Gain a valuable insight into the workplace with a week of external work experience. Students have worked at the United Nations, the Trauma Unit at Oxford Hospital and with lawyers and financial advisers. Recreational and competitive sports Your timetable is designed so you can continue to play and train in your chosen sport. The majority of sporting fixtures take place on Wednesday afternoons. Other activities include the Extended Project Qualification, which can help you gain extra UCAS points, supervised study sessions and independent e-learning qualifications. Your timetable will include dedicated sessions for enrichment, so you’re able to make the most of these opportunities, trips and clubs. It’s great for your CV and will really impress future employers.

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Real-world experiences Watch theory come to life through a series of thought-provoking trips related to your course. Field trips are a unique way to experience learning outside the classroom.* You’ll immerse yourself in your subject and explore potential career paths. You could experience some of these amazing trips through your course: • Physical Education – inspirational speakers from different areas of the sports industry • Biology – a residential trip to Margam Park and visit to Slimbridge Wetland Centre • Geography – Seaton Beach and Cardiff Bay • Psychology – Psychology Conference in Paris • History – Auschwitz with the Holocaust Education Trust, Gloucestershire Archives and the Houses of Parliament • Business and Economics – Cadbury World trip and Bank of England guest speaker • Physics – Culham Centre for Fusion Energy and The Big Bang Fair for young scientists • English – theatre trips • Environmental Science – Eden Project trip • Many subjects also attend revision conferences Our A-level ski trip to Italy is also popular with many of our students*

*Additional fees apply for these optional trips



Outstanding facilities When you visit us for an open day, you’ll be amazed to discover a growing animal collection, international equine arenas, huge sports pitches and cutting-edge sports equipment. When it comes to our A-level provision, you can expect the very best. At Hartpury, we can offer our students: • Our College Learning Centre, providing a modern learning environment • Contemporary classrooms with smart boards • Well-equipped library and learning resources • Unique timetables facilitating sporting development and extra-curricular activity • University-standard laboratories for practical sessions • Full enrichment programme to enhance employability skills and holistic development • Access to our equine and sport facilities and our animal collection • Dedicated wellbeing, support and medical professionals on campus

Katharine Kalap A-levels in Maths, Physics and Chemistry Princeton University, USA student Profile

"The skills I learned at Hartpury have helped me a lot at Princeton University, USA. I haven’t selected mymajor yet, but will choose Mechanical and Aerospace

engineering, with a certificate in Philosophy. I’m so grateful to my

Hartpury teachers for supporting me to achieve my best – three A* A-levels. I relished being able to combing studying with rowing, being surrounded by inspirational peers, and following in the footsteps of amazing alumni."

Years GCSEs

Our A-levels



Grade 6 or above in Maths and Biology or Combined Science



Grade 6 or above in Maths, English Language and Business (if a Business GCSE has been studied)



Grade 6 or above inMaths and Chemistry or Combined Science



Grade 6 or above in Maths and English Language

English Language


Grade 6 or above in English Language and English Literature

English Literature


Grade 6 or above in English Language and English Literature

Environmental Science 2

Grade 6 or above in a science subject or Combined Science



Grade 6 or above in Geography



Grade 6 or above in History



Grade 7 or above in Maths

Physical Education


Grade 6 or above in Physical Education or Sports Studies, if these haven't been studied then grade 6 in Biology or Combined Science



Grade 6 or above in Maths and Physics or Combined Science



Grade 6 or above in Maths and English Language



Grade 6 or above in English Language

General A-level entry requirements | You'll need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths and English Language in addition to the specific GCSE subjects and grades required by each subject as detailed above.


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