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Hadlow College

Hadlow College is a specialist provider of further & higher education for the agricultural & rural sector. Set in the heart of the Kent countryside near Tonbridge, it offers a huge range of courses, from Entry Level to Honours Degrees & Apprenticeship routes. Graded ‘Outstanding’ at its last Ofsted inspection, Hadlow prides itself on educational excellence linked to sustainable business practices.

Long Courses

Level 1 Diploma in Land-Based Studies (Agriculture) at Hadlow College

The College’s excellent land-based facilities are used extensively throughout the duration of this course, which ensure our students develop good vocationally practical and employability skills. This course is designed to allow students interested in a career in the rural sector to develop the confidence, ability and skills they need whilst studying or working.

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Level 2 Technical Qualification in Agriculture at Hadlow College

Useful for those requiring a basic knowledge of agriculture, students are trained on machinery and learn how to handle livestock (such as sheep and cows), crops and ultimately how to work on a modern farm. You will benefit from a combination of lectures and practical farm sessions.

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FdSc Aquaculture & Fisheries Management at Hadlow College

Focusing on the preservation of fisheries and fish husbandry, this programme develops multi-skilled graduates suitable for a number of positions throughout the industry. You will gain a comprehensive grounding in fisheries management, aquatic ecology and aquaculture.

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Level 3 Technical Qualification in Agriculture at Hadlow College

Combining the study of livestock, crops and machinery with practical training sessions and work on the College farm, students gain valuable experience which significantly improves employability. Within the qualification there is a significant amount of practical work experience.

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Level 3 Technical Qualification in Land-Based Technology (Agricultural Engineering) at Hadlow College

This course examines a wide range of agricultural machinery and provides skills which can be transferred into more mainstream engineering. You will benefit from our industry experienced tutors and gain an understanding of the skills needed for technical support in the engineering sector.

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Level 1 Diploma in Land-Based Studies (Horticulture) at Hadlow College

This course will introduce you to plants, show you the correct way of caring for them and teach you how to identify a number of different plants. As part of the course you will be expected to grow plants from seed, take cuttings and look after them whilst they develop.

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Level 2 Technical Qualification in Horticulture at Hadlow College

This course provides a useful background to the horticultural industry and demonstrates the variety of different career paths that exist. You will benefit from a range of theory and practical lessons across a number of different environments - including hard landscaping, planting and plant protection.

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Level 3 Technical Qualification in Horticulture at Hadlow College

Providing a solid understanding of horticultural principles and practices, this course gives students a comprehensive training in horticulture. You will gain practical skills, an in-depth knowledge of plants, soils, landscaping and design, plus sound business sense.

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FdSc Commercial Horticulture at Hadlow College

Aimed at students who wish to gain a degree qualification in horticulture, this programme gives you the opportunity to specialise in nursery production, fruit production, medicinal plant production or retail.

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BSc (Hons) Commercial Horticulture at Hadlow College

Offering an opportunity for students to specialise in nursery production, medicinal crop production, fruit production or retail nursery, this degree level programme provides a technical understanding and solid scientific foundations. You will learn about horticultural chemistry, plant physiology and chemical analysis.

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BSc (Hons) Aquaculture & Fisheries Management at Hadlow College

From the outset you will build on practical experiences and gain an insight into the importance of the sport fishery and aquaculture sectors for food production and sustainability. You will take a 'hands on' approach and learn both the theory and practical skills. This aims to equip students with the expertise to effectively manage sport fisheries and aquaculture systems.

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Level 3 Technical Qualification in Fisheries at Hadlow College

This course is designed to give students the practical and theoretical knowledge required for employment in the aquaculture or fisheries management sector in a middle management role or those that wish to progress onto a higher education qualification in aquaculture and fisheries or another science based degree.

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Level 2 Technical Qualification in Fisheries at Hadlow College

This one-year course is designed to give students the practical and theoretical knowledge required for employment in the aquaculture or fisheries management sector. It will develop a range of employability skills that employers in the industry require. A mixture of practical and theory and is delivered making use of the excellent fisheries facilities.

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Level 3 Technical Qualification in Forestry and Arboriculture at Hadlow College

This comprehensive course is designed for students who like working with trees and wish to pursue a career in the forestry industry. You will benefit from industry-experienced tutors, learn about the environmental importance of trees and carry out remedial and preventative pruning.

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FdSc Agriculture at Hadlow College

This programme provides knowledge about the current and future science of agriculture, combined with practical experience of both crop and livestock husbandry. Graduates can engage with agriculture industries in the UK and Europe and use their intellect and skills to work effectively with all stakeholders throughout the food chain.

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BSc (Hons) Agriculture at Hadlow College

Growing food in the UK has become a key aspect of national security, with an impact on the welfare of all citizens and a high political profile. Academically, the sciences which underpin all aspects of agriculture: food, fodder, fuel and fibre, have diversified and become more sophisticated.

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HND International Agriculture at Hadlow College

This programme equips graduates with the technical skills and knowledge to take advantage of the agricultural opportunities which exist throughout the world. This programme will encourage you to apply sound business principles to an agricultural environment and equip you with an understanding of the global conditions in which agriculture operates.

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BSc (Hons) International Agriculture at Hadlow College

From the outset of the course, you will gain an understanding of the global conditions in which agriculture operates. By focusing on efficient and environmentally sustainable crop and livestock production you will appreciate the bigger picture in relation to agricultural trade and development.

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Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Land-Based Studies - Animal Care at Hadlow College

Covering the basics of handling, feeding and the setting up of accommodation for a wide range of species, this course will enable you to learn how to work safely, care for and maintain animal accommodation in our custom-built animal management unit.

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Level 2 Technical Qualification in Animal Care at Hadlow College

This course is aimed at students who are looking for a career in the animal care industry, whether that be boarding kennels, catteries, pet breeders, training, grooming, animal welfare charities, zoos, wildlife parks, public services or performing animals in film and television.

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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management at Hadlow College

This course develops a wide range of skills utilising college facilities. These skills include practical hands-on skills looking after animals and those needed in the workplace, such as teamwork and, in your second year, supervising others. These are achieved through practical sessions during your timetable and animal duties.

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FdSc Animal Conservation & Biodiversity at Hadlow College

This programme prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities; focusing on the theoretical and practical aspects of animal conservation and biodiversity. It provides a high quality broad training experience across animal conservation. This enables graduates to move into many career paths within both domestic and wild animal conservation.

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FdSc Applied Animal Behavioural Science & Welfare at Hadlow College

The programme will be of interest to students who enjoy the biological sciences and have an interest in pursuing a career in the animal management industry. The varied styles of teaching delivery within the programme are therefore ideal for creating graduates that can make the most of these career opportunities.

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FdSc Zoo Husbandry & Management at Hadlow College

The programme is aimed to equip students with a range of skills needed by the zoo industry such as aquatic species management, native species management, project management, horticultural practices as well as direct practical animal management skills on a wide range of species.

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BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation & Biodiversity at Hadlow College

The programme is geared to produce honours graduates who are capable of progression to employment in animal conservation organisations, associated occupations such as working for ecological consultancies, or into research and development roles. Many graduates continue onto postgraduate Masters or PhD programmes in their chosen specialism.

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BSc (Hons) Animal Management at Hadlow College

The programme offers a high quality broad-based training experience in animal management, by providing a solid understanding of applied animal sciences, together with a comprehensive insight into a number of key disciplines crucial to animal management. It enables students to develop their theoretical, practical and technical experience in animal management.

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BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Behavioural Science & Welfare at Hadlow College

The programme makes full use of state of the art purpose built animal facilities that have animal welfare and species specific behavioural needs embedded into their design. This enables students to develop the required practical and theoretical skills required for a successful future career.

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