Agriculture

Diplomas, apprenticeships, T Levels

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You’ll have access to the latest technology at Hartpury College, helping you gain the specialist skills and experience needed to drive the future of the industry. You’ll be taught by experienced and passionate lecturers who’ll share their agricultural expertise with you.

Make the most of our 360-hectare estate and on-site commercial farm – your own classroom. You’ll learn the theory behind the latest farming practices, and put them straight into practice on our livestock and arable farm. Gain skills across the supply chain, through our contracts with big brand like Müller and Marks & Spencer. You could even work with industry professionals from businesses such as the NFU.

You'll be exposed to data-driven smart farming and real business innovations in our Agri-Tech Centre and Tech Box Park; the first phases in our 10-year Digital Innovation Farm vision. There’s also dedicated classrooms, designated machinery workshops, an advanced new dairy parlour and 400 hectares of arable land for students to gain experience. This will give you the opportunity to build an impressive technical skillset that stands out to future employers.

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Develop as a person

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

Get ready for your dream career

Discover how an agriculture diploma can prepare you for your dream job in the agricultural sector.

96% of agriculture students progress on to further study or employment (Hartpury College, 2022).

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Diplomas

Diplomas offer a hands-on approach to learning. You'll develop your employability and life skills alongside your studies. 

Depending on your course, we’ll teach you about livestock, agronomy, estate and farm management, and engineering. Our commercial farm and dedicated learning centre provide the ideal teaching environment. Students on all courses will have access to industry-level equipment, and teaching.

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Apprenticeships

Our apprenticeships provide an ideal opportunity to ‘learn while you earn’. They're highly regarded by employers, and can help you to progress your career in an existing or completely new role. An apprenticeship can also be a valuable first step into an agricultural career.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop a range of practical agricultural skills, including using technology, along with gaining important transferable skills.

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T Levels

Developed with employers and educational providers, these two-year ‘technical programmes’ give students the applied skills that industries need. Agricultural T Levels are launching nationally in 2023, so we'll be one of the first providers to deliver our Land-Based Engineering T Level.

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.

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Open days

Our events are design to inform and inspire, helping you to make the right decision about your future. You’ll find out about Hartpury student life and how we’ll support your to develop the skills and experience you need. You’ll meet course managers, support teams, current students and more.

Ready to apply?

Places to study at our Ofsted Outstanding college are competitive, so we recommend submitting your application early before courses fill up.

To apply for a diploma course at Hartpury College please complete an online application. Once submitted, we’ll be in touch to progress next steps.

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