Driving the future of farming

Agriculture diplomas

Benefit from your own 360-hectare classroom and access to the latest farming technologies as part of our new Agri-Tech Centre. With modern lecture rooms located in the heart of our commercial farm, you’ll be perfectly placed to immerse yourself in agriculture.

Our specialist staff will support you to develop your skills across the entire supply chain – whether working with livestock, crops, technology, machinery or game. Many are from farming backgrounds themselves and involved animal science and welfare projects too.

As part of our new £2million Agri-Tech Centre, you'll experience the latest smart farming technologies and work alongside Gloucestershire's farming professionals on projects designed to boost the county's agricultural productivity.

You'll undertake an industry placement as part of your diploma course, with opportunities to get involved with voluntary work alongside your studies to build your skills portfolio. With regular trips to local farms, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to gain experience and apply your skills in a real-life setting.

We’re proud to be Red Tractor Farm Assured for our dairy, beef, and lamb; we also work with big retailers such as Sainsbury’s and Glencore.  As a Hartpury Agriculture student, you can be confident that you’ll develop your knowledge in line with the highest quality and welfare standards.

Find your perfect course

You can choose from four different agriculture streams and levels across our diploma courses – Agriculture, Farm Mechanisation, Countryside Management (Gamekeeping) and Agriculture Engineering Land-based Technology - as well as an agricultural apprenticeship. Each course is mapped to specific learning outcomes and employment pathways.

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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 College Certificate.

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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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