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Study at Hartpury College

Our courses are highly regarded by employers and universities alike, and are continually reviewed to give you the knowledge and skills to stand out from the crowd. 

We combine academic study with a world of enrichment opportunities – All of our students work not only towards their main qualification, but also the Hartpury Certificate. We’re skilled at helping students to balance elite sport and other commitments with studying across our range of courses.

Qualifications explained

Alevel Students In Classroom

A-levels are traditional academic qualifications, ideal for students who enjoy classroom-based learning. We offer 14 A-level subjects at Hartpury. Our students study three A-levels each, with dedicated time outside their learning spent developing new expertise through enrichment activities as part of our Hartpury Certificate.

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T Levels are set to become one of the main choices after GCSEs. Developed with employers and educational providers, these two-year ‘technical programmes’ give students the applied skills that industries need.

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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Level 2 diplomas

These one-year courses combine practical and theoretical study. You'll gain a solid foundation of knowledge, ready to progress onto a Level 3 qualification.

BTEC diplomas

BTEC diplomas are specialist applied qualifications, built around specific industry-standards and linked to skills required for employment. They’re well suited to those who want a more practical learning experience.

Assessment is undertaken through coursework and exams. We offer BTEC diploma qualifications at different levels across our specialist areas of animal, agriculture, equine and sport, as well as in outdoor adventure and uniformed protective services.


The Access to Higher Education Diploma qualification prepares students aged 19 years and older for university-level study.

It’s ideal for those who would like to progress their careers through higher education, but who left school without the qualifications needed to do so. Studied across 15 hours per week, it can be combined with existing commitments.

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Ready to apply?

Places at our Ofsted Outstanding college are competitive, so we recommend submitting your application as early as possible.

Prospective students don't need to have attended an open day to submit an application and can apply beforehand with no financial or any other obligations.


If you’re playing sport competitively, or you have the talent and drive to do so, you may want to join one of our Sports Academies. Over 200 international athletes have developed their talents with us over the past 10 years. You could be our next success story. We're a semi-professional sports environment offering world-class facilities and professional coaching and support services.

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Living in on-site college accommodation at Hartpury, you’ll be part of a vibrant and international community of students. With support from 24-hour Residential Support Assistants, seven days a week and a dedicated accommodation and welfare team, you can rest assured that your time at Hartpury College will be a safe and enjoyable experience.

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We'll help you understand how college student finance works, and what you need to do next. Discover everything you need to know about tuition fees and student loans. There are a number of bursaries as well as additional financial support, available to support you through your studies at Hartpury.

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