The Hartpury Certificate

Everyone studying a College course at Hartpury – whether that’s A Levels or a Diploma - will complete the unique Hartpury Study Programme Certificate, which will help you stand out from the crowd when you apply for a university place or for a job when you leave Hartpury.

While your main qualification covers the practical and knowledge aspects of the area in which you hope to gain employment, the life skills and the knowledge and experience that you gain when on work experience and duties are just as important.

Your Hartpury Certificate will demonstrate to employers and universities not only your dedication and commitment to your studies but also that you have developed the ‘softer’ skills that are so essential as you continue your journey beyond Hartpury, ensuring that you will be day one ready when you enter the workplace.

Everything you need to know

You’ll find lots more information about life at Hartpury and the added value we offer our students on our dedicated parents’ page. Plus don’t forget to look out for the latest information on the College Prize Day ceremony that rewards and recognises our students’ achievements on our events page.

For parents

Helping you prove you have what it takes

You will evidence the skills and experience you have gained at Hartpury by completing a ‘Skills for Employability’ booklet. Hartpury College has excellent links with employers within the area – and the skills in your booklet have been suggested by or endorsed by them.

To achieve your Hartpury Study Programme Certificate at the end of your course, you must complete your main qualification, all duties and/or work experience, your Skills for Employment booklet, English and Maths qualifications as required and your personal development and wellbeing e-learning units.

Noah’s Ark feel that the generic skills the students work towards prepare them to enter the world of work with the appropriate attitude and experience to become highly valued and dependable members of staff. Their subject-specific skills ensure that the students have the knowledge and the confidence to work safely and effectively with a wide range of  animals and in a variety of employment settings.

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm