Courses

We offer a wide range of Diplomas and Technical Qualifications in our specialist areas of Sport, Equine and Animal Management and Science as well as in Agriculture, Farm Mechanisation and Agricultural Engineering, Outdoor Adventure and Uniformed Public Services.

Our A Level offer is unique – combining academic study with a world of enrichment opportunities – and we’re skilled at helping students to balance their elite sport commitments and their studies.

All of our courses offer clear progression routes through to university courses and the world of work. All students work not only towards their main qualification, but also the Hartpury Certificate.

Course Subject Area Level Duration
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Land-based Studies – Agriculture) Agriculture Access to Higher Education 1 Year
Agriculture Apprenticeship Agriculture Apprenticeships 2 Year
Level 2 Diploma/Technical Certificate Agriculture Agriculture Diplomas 1 Year
Level 3 Diploma Agricultural Engineering IMI Agriculture Diplomas 1 Year
Level 3 Diploma Agriculture Agriculture Diplomas 1 Year
Level 3 Diploma Countryside Management (Gamekeeping) Agriculture Diplomas 1 Year
Level 3 Diploma Farm Mechanisation Agriculture Diplomas 1 Year
Level 3 Extended Diploma Agriculture Agriculture Diplomas 3 Year
Level 3 Extended Diploma Agriculture Engineering IMI Agriculture Diplomas 2 Year
Level 3 Extended Diploma Countryside Management (Gamekeeping) Agriculture Diplomas 2 Year

Which qualification is right for you?

  • A Levels

    Our A Levels focus on traditional study skills and students study three A Levels for around six hours per week; that’s more teaching hours than the majority of sixth forms and colleges. They are also supported to access compulsory enrichment with opportunities and clubs relating to their area of interest, ensuring they stand out from the crowd when they apply to university or move on to employment. Each subject is studied as a single two-year qualification with assessment at the end.

  • Diplomas

    Our Diplomas and Technical Qualifications in our specialist subject areas have the same academic value as A Levels (a two-year Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels) but are more practical and work-related, without missing out on any of the important subject theory. As well as exams and other methods of continuous assessment, practical skills assessment is based on performance in real life situations and work experience.

  • Apprenticeships

    Apprenticeships generally provide an ideal opportunity to ‘learn while you earn’. Students usually attend college on a day-release basis during term time for tuition leading to a recognised qualification. The majority of learning will be undertaken in the workplace and assessment tends to undertaken both at College and in the workplace, where you will be visited periodically by a tutor.

  • Access to Higher Education

    Our Access to Higher Education Diplomas enable successful students who want to do a degree but left school or college without the qualifications they needed to move into Higher Education. It prepares them to study at university level and is the equivalent of studying A Levels. It is widely recognised by UK universities.