*all FE qualifications, all ages (DfE 2016/17)

Highest Achieving Land-Based College in the UK*

(Hartpury 2017)

91% progression to employment, Higher Education or Further Study

96% student satisfaction across all college courses (Hartpury 2016)

Ofsted Outstanding for pastoral care and support for residential services (2016)


Why Hartpury College?

There really is no place like Hartpury.

We pride ourselves on our success in enabling our students to ‘be the best they can become’, not only academically but in their personal development too.

In 2016, our pastoral care and support for residential students was rated as outstanding by Ofsted, and Department for Education results showed that Hartpury again ranked as the top specialist land-based college in England for its vocational diploma courses.

Our average grade was a Distinction and our students made more progress from their starting points than at any similar college. Our A Level pass rate also rose again in 2016, to 98.8%.

But how we support you to be successful in your adult life is just as important to us as grades and qualifications. Our unique Hartpury Certificate, for example, enables you to evidence the employability and life skills you have developed during your time with us; gaining real-life experience as well as the skills and knowledge to be ahead of the game when you start out in your dream careers.

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Course areas

From our animal collection featuring more than 70 species to our sports pitches and gyms, fully working farm and equine yard, there are so many opportunities to get hands on and build a portfolio of practical experience. Plus having the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean on our doorstep means countless outdoor adventure and recreational opportunities.


  • 98.8%

    A Level pass rate in 2016

  • 96%

    Of our College students would recommend Hartpury*

    *from May 2016 survey of 1567 students

  • Outstanding

    Ofsted rating for pastoral care and support for residential students in 2016

  • Top

    Specialist land-based College for diploma results with average grade being Distinction in 2016


At Hartpury, learning is all about doing. That means we help you take what you learn in the classroom and put it into practice using the world-class facilities on our specialist campus and our industry partnerships locally and further afield.

With our 360-hectare campus as your classroom, there’s no limit to what you can achieve.

Course qualifications

As well as a wide range of vocational Diplomas in our specialist subject areas, we have a unique A Level offer. All of our courses offer clear progression routes through to university courses and the world of work and have a strong focus on providing you with skills to help you into employment, with all students not only working towards their main qualification, but also the unique Hartpury Certificate.

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Our Academies

We’re skilled at helping elite athletes to combine their study and their sport. Hartpury will help you find the optimal balance to achieve sporting and academic excellence and open doors to a career beyond your sport. As part of one of our 10 College academies, you will benefit from our exceptional facilities and have access to a range of professional support services, supporting you to be the best you can become on and off the field.

Visit us at our next open day

Our open days are designed to inform and inspire you and to help you make the right decision about your next step. You'll find out what it's like to be a student here and how we can help you develop your own unique career plan.

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