Farm Aerial Hartpury University

Agriculture courses

T Levels, diplomas and apprenticeships

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 Muller, Farmer Fresh and RJ Kerr. 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.

T Levels

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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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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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.

Level 2 Diploma Agriculture

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T Level in Livestock Production

The livestock industry offers a wealth of career opportunities. If you’re interested in developing your expertise in livestock production systems and the related environmental management and machinery operations, this T Level could be for you.

Land Based Engineering

T Level in Land-Based Engineering

As technology plays an ever-increasing role in the agricultural sector, there’s a range of career opportunities for a skilled and versatile engineer. This T Level will give you core knowledge and practical skills across engineering systems, machinery operation and repair, as well as workshop skills, which you’ll apply in our on-site workshops and through an industry placement

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T Level in Crop Production

Cultivate your career in agriculture and crop production with this two-year T Level. Learn how to optimise crop production systems and manage surrounding areas, whilst developing your practical skills across a range of field and container-based crop production systems, plant biology, environmental management, and machinery operations.


T Level Foundation Programme Land-Based Engineering

The foundation programme is a one-year programme designed for students who need a bit more preparation to progress onto a full T Level or into employment. You'll develop your technical knowledge and practical skills in land-based engineering, alongside working with employers; the foundation programme will also allow you to continue studying English and Maths.

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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.