Courses at Hartpury University Centre

Hartpury University Centre offers Foundation and Honours degrees and postgraduate study in our specialist areas of Equine, Sport, Animal and Agriculture. There’s also a wide range of additional courses and training that you can undertake alongside your degree to boost your CV and further explore your interests.

Our courses are developed with support from employers, ensuring that when you graduate you will have the skills and qualifications that they want. 

If you want to find out which course level is right for you, scroll to the bottom of the page. 

Use our search feature below to find the perfect course for you.

Course Subject Area Level Duration
1-Day Paediatric First Aid Professional Professional 1 Day
All Terrain Vehicle Training Professional Professional 1 Day
Assessor Qualifications Professional Professional 18 Month
Chainsaw Maintenance and Basic Operation Professional Professional 2 Day
Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross cutting & Felling of Small Trees 380mm Professional Professional 5 Day
Chainsaw Operation from Rope and Harness Professional Professional 2 Day
City & Guilds Introduction to Trainer Skills Level 2 Professional Professional 2 Day
City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Grooming Assistants Professional Professional 17 Week
Diploma in Professional Studies Veterinary Nursing Veterinary Nursing, Professional Higher Education Diplomas 2 Year
Emergency First Aid for the Workplace Professional Professional 1 Day

Which qualification is right for you?


Our Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts Honours degrees can be completed in three years (full-time) and some have the option of a sandwich year – a chance to gain invaluable experience working in the industry.

For those people who recognise themselves as practical learners, we offer a number of Foundation degrees designed with different career paths in mind. These degrees include extensive work experience, which help students gain relevant skills and knowledge of the work environment.

One year top-up Honours degrees then enable Foundation degree students to study for a further year to gain an honours degree qualification, while our Integrated Masters degrees combine degree and postgraduate study in one four-year course.

Most of our degrees also offer part-time options.

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Students can undertake postgraduate study immediately after completing their honours degree or after time out from education.

Our postgraduate offer is flexible and can include weekend block delivery supported by online learning materials to enable study to fit in around commitments, including work and family. There are opportunities for bite-size or part-time study to gain Postgraduate Certificates, Diplomas or full Masters qualifications.

Applications from practitioners already working in the industry who are interested in expanding their knowledge and experience are welcomed.

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Professional (short courses)

Hartpury’s Innovation, Careers and Enterprise Centre specialises in providing professional courses and apprenticeships across a wide range of sectors, from land-based, animal and equine to education, health and safety and food and drink.

These are designed to meet the needs of local employers, enabling them to source the right training at the right price to upskill their employees, as well as to provide additional qualifications to boost the skills, CVs and earning potential of our students right on their doorstep.

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Hartpury doesn’t just work with the industry, it is the industry. Bringing theory to life is what we do.

Every aspect of our specialist 360-hectare campus is designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to open the door to their dream career.

From commercial businesses on site to lecturers and coaches working for and in partnership with the industries we serve, you can count on Hartpury to give you the best chance of hitting the ground running in your dream career when you graduate.

You’ll benefit from exceptional facilities and teaching within a research-active community. And from the day you arrive, we’ll help you plan for your future. You’ll develop a Hartpury Advantage e-portfolio and we’ll give you targeted support to build on your skills and fill in the gaps in your CV.