Our Athlete Performance Academy provides you with dedicated services, across a range of sports not covered by our other academies. We’ve helped our students to perform at the highest levels in athletics, swimming, skiing, Olympic weightlifting and sailing.

We’ll help you balance your studies and your sporting commitments. You’ll benefit from our partnerships with clubs, national governing bodies, and schools and universities. We help you to find the optimal balance to achieve sporting and academic excellence, and open doors to a career beyond your sport.

On our specialist sports campus, you’ll benefit from the highest quality teaching, coaching and facilities as you become part of our sporting success story. As part of our Sports Academy programmes, you’ll have all the support you need to reach your potential, with access to specialist coaching and performance services.

Our Sports Academy staff are among the best in their respective fields. They’ve competed or worked at professional levels and continue to uphold their standards through strong links with their national governing bodies. You can be confident that you’ll learn from some of the best sporting talent at Hartpury.

We design your timetable with you in mind, meaning you'll get the best from your qualification and your training. As well as weekly sessions from dedicated coaches, you’ll have opportunities to compete at your level of university sport.

Facilities

Improve all aspects of your sport on-site with access to our specialist facilities. You’ll benefit from access to our performance services. Strength and conditioning coaches, physiotherapists, and nutritionists to lifestyle management and game analysis will keep you performing at your peak.

Our Sports Academy facilities give you access to treatment suites, as well as human performance and biomechanics labs.

Find the right course for you

All of our courses – A-levels and diplomas - 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.

Our diplomas 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.

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.

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.