Hartpury College & University
Location Gloucester,
Funding Type Public
No of Students1500
Type HE Institution / College
Year of Establishment 1949
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Hartpury College and University Centre is one of the UK’s leading land-based and sports educational establishments. The campus covers over 360 hectares and is located near to both Gloucester and Cheltenham.

Hartpury is currently an Associate Faculty of the University of the West of England (UWE) and has been working in partnership with UWE since 1997. Today it has more than 1500 students working towards foundation degrees, honours degrees and postgraduate qualifications in equine, sport and animal and land studies. 

Hartpury also offers A Levels and BTEC Diplomas to over 1600 full time students, as well as short courses in leadership and management, teaching and training, animal care, dog grooming, equine studies, land based studies, first aid and health and safety.

Hartpury is one of the world’s largest equine education facilities and also regularly wins national titles in rugby and football as well as rowing, golf and netball. Hartpury was awarded ‘Outstanding’ for residential students in 2012 by Ofsted. Just last year Hartpury was further recognised by the QAA (Quality Assurance Agency)

Hartpury is the UK’s premier sport and education setting. It offers anyone looking to pursue their passion for sport the chance to study on a specialist campus. Students are surrounded by first-class facilities as well as students and staff whose passion for the sports industry will help you to reach your full potential. Our aspiring elite athletes are supported and developed in a professional training and playing environment offering first-class facilities, specialist support services and a high standard of education. Students wanting to develop their professional sports career will benefit from studying in an environment that is dedicated to elite sport development. Students will learn from people that know what it takes to build successful teams and manage the complex sporting infrastructure that operates behind the scenes to support elite athletes. Hartpury has long-standing partnerships and networks with elite clubs and organisations from the UK and across the world. We use these contacts to ensure our students get real-world experience during their study. Our sports students get opportunities to take the theory and insights from the classroom and applying them in the work environment. Hartpury Equine is one of the largest equestrian centres in the world, providing top class education alongside elite equestrian training. With a reputation for producing top riders, the facilities and opportunities available to students provide the ideal setting for achievement in a competitive environment including our unique Rider Performance Centre. Alongside the equestrian elements, Hartpury Equine provides a range of educational courses from diploma to degree and postgraduate and short courses. Hartpury Equine prides itself on maintaining relationships with experts within the industry. These relationships have allowed Hartpury Equine to develop the Hartpury Equine Academy which provides a unique learning experience, with a focus on preparing equestrian athletes for future success. The Equine Academy Coaching Team includes Lizzel Winter, Carl Hester, Corinne Bracken and Nick Burton. Hartpury Equine also organises and runs three major equine events annually; Hartpury Showjumping Spectacular, Hartpury Festival of Dressage and NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials. We have a £1m commercial farm with almost 300 dairy cattle, a beef herd, veal unit, 900 sheep and red deer herd as well as arable hectares. These outstanding facilities allow students to understand the practical elements of agriculture alongside the theoretical and scientific elements. We have over 70species on campus for those interested in animal courses, providing both hands on experience and opportunities to observe behaviours at close range.

Hartpury is the best Landex college nationally for BTEC and recognised as the best vocational specialist designated landbased college in the UK. Additionally Hartpury is in the top 10% of all college

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