college modern pentathlon academy

access to pentathlon gb coaches

As a talented modern pentathlete you’ll have the chance to study at one of the UK’s most successful sport education providers. Hartpury has an outstanding track record of developing athletes, as one of Pentathlon GB’s leading modern pentathlon academies.

We’ll help you balance your studies and your sporting commitments. You’ll develop by training in a high performance environment, coached by Pentathlon GB Pathway Coach Robert Flack. Benefit from extensive facilities including an outdoor laser run range and world-class equestrian facilities with expert sport science support from, strength and conditioning, sport psychologists, physiotherapists and nutritional experts. We also have extensive links with the Pentathlon GB Pathway Programme.

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 college sport and be supported at national competitions.

As Pentathlon GB’s educational partner, students have the opportunity to study the Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE). This is an additional Level 3 qualification designed for athletes who have the potential to perform at the highest level. It offers 64 UCAS points, the equivalent of 2 x A levels at Grade C.

Many of our students have won team and individual titles at the highest college and national junior levels. They have also gone onto the National Training Centre in Bath, where the Olympic Podium Programme athletes train.

5 students standing together with each student wearing kit for one of the five sports in modern pentathlon

Improve your performance with access to our specialist facilities on-site. A new sports hall, as well as our dedicated equine centre and a outdoor laser run range are the perfect place to hone your skills. Access to a swimming pool for training is at GL1 leisure centre in nearby Gloucester.

You’ll also 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.

Hartpury pushed me to be the best student and pentathlete I could be.

Bradley Sutton National Modern Pentathlon Champion

Fixtures and results

You'll find details of all Hartpury sporting and team fixtures and results as well as competition and event information via our platform below.

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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.