Full-time Course Guide 2021/22 - Hadlow College

 
Full-time Course Guide 2021/22 - Hadlow College
Full-time
Course
Guide
2021/22
Full-time Course Guide 2021/22 - Hadlow College
CONTENTS                               OPEN EVENTS                                                     WELCOME
                                                Visit our website for
    GENERAL INFORMATION
     3 Welcome from the Chief Executive
                                                  details about our
        and Executive Principal
     4	Welcome from the Hadlow
                                               upcoming Open Events
        College Principal                         and Country Fair                                         A WELCOME FROM THE
     5 Our Other Campus
                                                                                                           CHIEF EXECUTIVE AND
     6 The Grounds for Success
                                                                                                           EXECUTIVE PRINCIPAL
     8 Make the Choice
                                                                                                           I am delighted to introduce the 2021 -22 further
    10 Feel Supported
    12 Residential Accommodation               www.hadlow.ac.uk                                            education prospectus. Choosing which college or
                                                                                                           school to attend is one of the most exciting and
    13 Explore Our Different Resources                                                                     important decisions you will make. The course you
    14 Financial Support                                                                                   choose now will help shape your future career and
    16 How to Apply                                                                                        we are committed to helping you make the right choice.
    17 Course Levels Explained            ALTERNATIVE FORMATS                                              Our North Kent College family consists of three
    59 GCSE Grading                       If you would like to receive this prospectus in an alternative   unique Colleges, North Kent College, Hadlow
                                          format, such as large print, Braille, audio tape or disc,        College and West Kent College. All our colleges
    COURSES                               please call our course enquiry line free on 08085                serve their local communities, and each individual
                                          551434 or visit www.hadlow.ac.uk                                 college has its own unique identity but together we
    20   Agriculture
                                                                                                           offer a broad range of programmes, enrichment
    26   Animal Management                Any amendments to courses will be found on our website:          and progression opportunities.
    32   Equestrian Studies               www.hadlow.ac.uk                                                                                                             Take your time to explore this guide and you can find
                                                                                                           We are committed to providing our students with the         even more details on our website. Make sure to visit
    38   Fisheries Management             This guide is a representation of the information available
                                                                                                           best learning experience possible and welcome all           our year-round open events or simply give us a call or
    44   Floristry                        at the time of going to press. Whilst every effort has been
                                                                                                           students, whether joining us from school or college         drop us a message on our social channels. Don’t just
                                          made to ensure that the information contained within this
    50   Foundation Learning                                                                               or returning from a break in their studies.                 take our word for it though make sure to watch the
                                          prospectus is accurate, Hadlow College cannot be held
    54   Horticulture                                                                                                                                                  student testimonials and video interviews to find out
                                          responsible for omissions and errors. The College reserves       Our work with employers and the local community             why they have made us their number one choice.
                                          the right to introduce changes to this information, including    leads to many wide ranging and diverse progression
                                          the addition, re-location, restructuring or withdrawal of        opportunities and you will find within this guide several
                                          courses as necessary to support the business and needs           testimonies from current and past students where you        David Gleed
                                          of the county and client base. Eligibility and information       will see their journeys and chosen career paths.
                                          are subject to change and confirmation.                                                                                      Chief Executive and Executive Principal

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WELCOME                                                                                                        OUR OTHER
                                                                                                                     CAMPUSES
    A WELCOME FROM THE
                                                                                                                    As well as our main campus in Tonbridge
    HADLOW COLLEGE PRINCIPAL                                                                                        we have two specialist sites in the South East.
    Thank you for considering Hadlow College for your
                                                                                                                    ROYAL BOROUGH OF GREENWICH
    next step along your educational journey. Our aim
    is to provide you with a solid foundation upon which                                                            EQUESTRIAN SKILLS AND
    you can build your career or further studies.                                                                   RIDING CENTRE
    Hadlow College has a proud heritage within the                                                                  341 Shooters Hill, London, DA16 3RP
    land-based sector. For over 50 years we have been
                                                                                                                    COURSES AVAILABLE IN:
    based at our current site, just outside of Tonbridge,
    and our history can be traced back over 100 years.                                                              EQUESTRIAN
    Former students have won major prizes in several                                                                Part of the London 2012 Olympic legacy, these
    prestigious national events and are a key part in the                                                           completely bespoke facilities take full advantage
    county’s rural economy.                                                                                         of its unique heritage. With an on-site equine spa,
                                                                                                                    water treadmill, hydrotherapy pool, indoor arena,
    In addition to our main site, we also have the Royal
                                                                                                                    mechanical horse and outdoor manège, as well as
    Borough of Greenwich Equestrian Centre, which we
                                                                                                                    stabling for 26 horses, this is one of the few places in
    opened in 2013. Here students can benefit from a
                                                                                                                    London where you can study an equine-related subject.
    wide range of custom-built facilities and study at a
    site that is part of the London 2012 Olympic legacy.
                                                             Throughout this guide, and on our website, you                                                                    PRINCESS CHRISTIAN’S FARM (PCF)
    For many, College acts as a bridge between school        will see many testimonials from past students. Read
    and either university or the world of work. Our staff    through these and discover why they chose to                                                                      Riding Lane, Hildenborough, TN11 9LN
    are highly skilled in supporting you along this path;    study with us. Follow our social channels to keep
    helping you settle in, make new friends and get the                                                                                                                        COURSES AVAILABLE IN:
                                                             up to date with everything that is happening at
    most out of your time with us. However, even before      the College. I also would recommend that you
                                                                                                                                                                               FOUNDATION STUDIES
    you start, our independent careers advisers can help     consider attending one of our recruitment events and                                                              Comprising 42 hectares of grassland used for hay, as
    you choose the right course and support you through      speaking to our tutors.                                                                                           well as further grazing for the sheep flock and heifer
    the application and enrolment process.                                                                                                                                     calves. PCF has 300 barn chickens to provide eggs
                                                             I hope you enjoy finding out about Hadlow College.                                                                for the College restaurant and other local outlets. PCF
    During your course you will benefit from a number of
    exciting learning opportunities, both in the classroom                                                                                                                     also houses our 30 breeding sows and their young,
    and outdoors. You will gain real-life skills and                                                                                                                           which are taken through to finishing. In 2018 the farm
    experience a real-life work environment, guided by       Dr Lindsay Pamphilon                                                                                              team won Championships in five out of five shows with
    our expert lecturers.                                    Principal, Hadlow College                                                                                         PCF pigs (live and carcass), and recently added a
                                                                                                                                                                               herd of meat goats to the farm.

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THE GROUNDS                                                                                                          GARDEN DESIGN STUDIO
                                                                                                                                                                                      The hatchery has been refurbished recently with the
                                                                                                                                                                                      needs of our further and higher education fisheries
                                                                                                                                                                                      students in mind.

     FOR SUCCESS
                                                                                                                          Inspiring creativity with floor-to-ceiling windows
                                                                                                                          overlooking the landscaped gardens, this modern             We have over 50 aquarium tanks and several
                                                                                                                          building incorporates dedicated display areas for           advanced Recirculating Aquaculture Systems which
                                                                                                                          student designs, classroom space equipped with              incorporate industry standard equipment such as
                                                                                                                          drawing boards and a bank of laptops operating CAD.         commercial drum filters. Our students learn how to
    HADLOW                                                        EQUINE
                                                                                                                          BROADVIEW                                                   spawn carp and koi and we also hold tench and
                                                                  Our superb equine centre offers stabling for 64                                                                     crucian carp brood stock. We also breed a range of
    MAIN CAMPUS                                                   horses along with two international size indoor         Comprising 4 hectares of beautiful individually-            commercially important food species from around the
                                                                  arenas, outdoor arenas, paddocks and a cross-           designed themed gardens built by Hadlow staff and           world including tilapia and African walking catfish.
    Our main campus is set in beautiful surroundings -
                                                                  country course. We regularly host competitions          students, as well as a commercial garden centre,
    a large managed estate including over 265 acres of                                                                                                                                GROVE FARM
                                                                  and lecture demonstrations from famous riders and       Broadview offers a great place to escape when you
    prime arable land, woodland, cross-country course,
                                                                  trainers such as Mary and Emily King, Mark Todd         fancy a break from studying.                                Comprising a 2-hectare mixed coarse fishing lake
    sports facilities, natural river habitats, three commercial
                                                                  and Monty Roberts.                                                                                                  and growing on ponds. Grove Farm operates as
    farms, established show gardens and horticultural
                                                                                                                                                                                      a commercial fishery and fish farm, providing our
    glasshouses, lakes and other natural habitats.                ANIMAL MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                      students with practical skills in carp husbandry,
    Lying in the heart of the picturesque Kent countryside        Hadlow College’s Animal Management Unit is                                                                          modern fisheries management practises and all
    and yet within easy reach of central London and               one of the country’s leading educational animal                                                                     aspects of fish farming and relevant legislation.
    the coast, there really is no better place to study.          collections. The collection houses over 500 animals
    Surrounded by farms and fields and on the edge                from over 125 different species, which all the                                                                      AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
    of a pretty Kentish village, you won’t find a more            students study to develop their skills and expertise.                                                               Hadlow College has a very well-equipped machinery
    charming place to spend your time.                            With state-of-the-art aquatics, herpetology and                                                                     workshop where the engineering students have a
                                                                  nocturnal sections, students have the opportunity to                                                                vast array of specialist tools to hand to carry out all
    AGRICULTURE                                                   experience a diverse range of working environments,                                                                 sorts of engineering projects.
    FAULKNER’S FARM                                               while the opportunity to work with exotic carnivores
                                                                  such as Asiatic short-clawed otters, canids and                                                                     The workshop, which has recently been extended,
    Our fully functioning commercial farm is home to the          mongoose species provide our students with first-                                                                   has 540 square metres of floor space to
    College flock of 350 ewes, lambing sheds and 66               class experience in a zoo environment. Many of the                                                                  accommodate many kinds of projects, from vintage
    hectares of rotational grazing. Students are involved         species we house are endangered and are part of                                                                     and classic tractor restorations to modern tractors
    with lambing, shearing and care of the flock.                 national and international collaborative programmes                                                                 and implements that need fault diagnosis with the
                                                                  with other UK zoos. The collection also has a                                                                       aid of a laptop.
    BLACKMAN’S FARM
                                                                  substantial range of domestic species including pigs,                                                               With welding and fabrication catered for in the
    Home to our herd of 120 pedigree Holstein dairy               goats, alpacas and poultry.                                                                                         welding shop, and jobs and projects taken on from
    cows which are currently milked twice a day, this                                                                     FISHERIES
                                                                                                                                                                                      local farms and smallholdings, the workshop and
    commercial business is available for students to              HORTICULTURE
                                                                                                                          FISHERIES HATCHERY                                          all its facilities are run as closely to a commercial
    use and experience all aspects of dairy farming                                                                                                                                   workshop as possible, giving students an insight into
    firsthand. As well as land for grazing the dairy herd,
                                                                  COURT LANE                                              Our fully-stocked hatchery contains various species         the engineering life and as much experience
    the farm which extends to 57 hectares)) also is used          Home to our Horticultural facilities, this site         of tropical and cold water fishes, in different types of    as possible before they leave.
    for arable crop and forage production.                        comprises a glasshouse complex, access to fruit         industry-specific systems. Students learn about different
                                                                  orchards and field production facilities.               methods of fish welfare, accommodation and husbandry.

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MAKE THE CHOICE
                                                                                                                         KEEP FIT                                                  Please note – all activity and events follow Government guidance
                                                                                                                                                                                   relating to Covid-19 and may change in line with this.
                                                                                                                         At the Hadlow campus, we also have an onsite gym
                                                                                                                         (the Wellness Hub) which offers a range of cardio         THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
                                                                                                                         machines including treadmills, cross-trainers, exercise   At Hadlow, enrolling onto your course is only the
     If you want to pursue a land-based career and need                                                                  bikes and rowing machines, along with weight              start of your journey with us. We value the continued
     high quality education and training, then Hadlow                                                                    training facilities.                                      interest and success of our past students as well
     College is the perfect choice for you. We are one of
                                                                                                                                                                                   as the present. Members of the alumni are able to
     the top land-based colleges in the country, delivering                                                              THE STUDENT UNION
                                                                                                                                                                                   keep in touch with friends and tutors, find out about
     excellent education through staff who have a passion                                                                Getting involved with the Student Union is an             College developments and attend annual events such
     for their subject and real-life industry experience.                                                                excellent way for you to be part of the vibrant           as reunions. Membership is free and the benefits are
     ENJOY YOURSELF – BOTH CAMPUSES                                                                                      college life. Contributing to college communities         constantly being updated.
                                                                                                                         ensures you have a say in how the College is run;
     College life is much more than studying, it is                                                                      there is student representation on all of the College
     about making friends and developing personal                                                                        committees, including two students that sit on the
     and social skills. In between your studies, you’ll                                                                  College Board of Governors. You will help organise
     need somewhere to relax and socialise with other                                                                    events and activities throughout the year, such as the
     students. At both our campuses we have a common                                                                     Summer Ball and Winter Party, as well as various
     room, offering a comfortable, laid-back atmosphere.                                                                 fund-raising activities and community work.
     The common rooms have a selection of games,
     music, TV and pool tables.

     ENJOY YOURSELF –HADLOW CAMPUS
     All students are welcome to visit Garrad’s* on the main
     Hadlow campus. Garrad’s provides the perfect place
                                                                ENRICHMENT
     to meet with friends, bring your laptop and catch up on
     your reading or emails with free Wi-Fi. During the day,    Student Support, the College Sports Officer and
     you can enjoy a hot drink in a relaxed atmosphere.         curriculum, provides a range of opportunities for
     From 6pm Garrad’s becomes the student bar where            enrichment activity. Every Wednesday afternoon
     you can enjoy an alcoholic** or soft drink or attend       is dedicated to sport, art, craft, and team building
     one of our regular organised events.                       activities. We also encourage student engagement in
     *Hospitality venues may be impacted by Government rules   awareness-raising campaigns and the celebration of
       regarding Covid-19. 				                                 diverse cultural festivals.
     **Those aged 18 or over with valid ID.
                                                                We have an established rugby programme and
                                                                successful student football and netball teams, which
                                                                regularly compete against other colleges and in local
                                                                leagues. There is a great atmosphere around these
                                                                matches, with non-participating students on-hand to
                                                                offer encouragement and support at home games.
                                                                New activities are being introduced all the time, with
                                                                students sharing ideas through Learner Voice and
                                                                the Student Support Team.

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FEEL SUPPORTED
     We know that going to college can be a daunting          EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO SUCCEED                           STAYING HEALTHY                                        ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS
     experience, especially if transitioning from school.  
                                                              We are proud to provide an environment where             During the year, we promote health and wellbeing,      The development of English and mathematics skills
     To help you settle in and enjoy your time with           equality of opportunity is embedded, and diversity       offering events like Mental Health Awareness week,     is an intrinsic part of all courses.
     us, we offer a wide range of support. This               celebrated in everything we do. We expect anyone         healthy eating, drug and alcohol awareness, Blue
     was recognised during our last Ofsted Residential                                                                                                                        Students will continue to develop these essential
                                                              studying at the College to contribute towards this       Monday and Time to Talk. We also encourage you
     Care Inspection when the College once again                                                                                                                              skills throughout their study programme.
                                                              environment so that it remains a welcoming and           to drink plenty of water and take part in physical
     achieved a Grade 1 ‘outstanding’, with no                inclusive place to study and to live. We actively        activities or make use of our gym on campus.           In addition, we are committed to support students
     recommendations for the guidance and support             celebrate diversity and will vigorously challenge any                                                           to work towards achieving a Level 2 qualification in
     offered by all staff.                                    form of discrimination or bullying. We are happy to      YOUR FUTURE CAREER                                     these subjects.
     At the start of your course, you will be assigned a      make reasonable adjustments to ensure that students      As part of your Careers Entitlement all students can   If you are yet to achieve a 9-4/A*-C GCSE you
     Personal Tutor who will guide and monitor you during     with a disability do not face any disadvantage in        benefit from impartial careers advice and guidance     will continue to study a range of English and
     your time at Hadlow. In your one-to-one tutorials, you   studying and achieving at the College.                   through one to one appointments at the dedicated       mathematics qualifications including functional skills
     will have the chance to discuss careers, health, and                                                              Careers Hub, workshops and group tutorials.            and GCSEs to work towards this.
                                                              YOUR SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT
     social education as well as academic progress.                                                                    During the year, the College runs industry-specific
                                                              As a student of the College, you can be sure that
     The tutorial programme gives you the chance to                                                                    careers fairs and higher education workshops.
                                                              we will do everything possible to ensure your safety
     engage in topics outside of your main study and
     includes topics like drugs and alcohol education,
                                                              and wellbeing. Upon enrolment you will be given          ALL FAITHS AND NONE
                                                              a student identification badge which must be worn
     LGBTQ, celebrating black history and how to keep         whilst you are on campus. This identification also       Our Chaplaincy team offers support for everyone.
     yourself and others safe online. You will also have      enables you to borrow books from the Learning            To help you in your personal and spiritual growth,
     individual tutorial sessions with your tutor, so they    Resource Centre and be served in the restaurant.         we have a dedicated Contemplation Room for
     can get to know you and support you academically.        The Safeguarding team work closely with a range          prayer and quiet reflection, and we can also support
     For further education students, academic review          of emergency and support agencies to ensure the          you in making contact with local faith groups.
     evenings are held in the autumn and spring terms so      wellbeing of our students and to provide guidance        ADDITIONAL LEARNING SUPPORT
     that parents/guardians can discuss progress.             where appropriate.
                                                                                                                       Students with additional learning needs are
                                                              COUNSELLING AND SUPPORT                                  supported in a number of different ways. These
                                                              Student Support Services can help you with a             include individual learning sessions, specialised
                                                              range of problems, including family or friendship        computer packages, in-class support, screening for
                                                              difficulties, financial or health related issues         dyslexia and Irlen’s Syndrome, provision of written
                                                              (including mental health). Our team of Support           material in different formats and accessing special
                                                              Officers and Counsellors will work with you to help      exam requirements.
                                                              you to find solutions to the things that are a barrier   All of this support is available through our study
                                                              to your learning.                                        centre and is tailored to the student’s specific
                                                                                                                       learning needs.

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RESIDENTIAL                                                                                                          EXPLORE OUR
      ACCOMMODATION                                                                                                        DIFFERENT RESOURCES
     We offer accommodation for students in single             This contract relates to expected behaviour                As a new student, you will be welcomed and            IT FACILITIES
     rooms, some of which are set within the grounds           and disciplinary issues, which may arise.                  introduced to our modern Learning Resource Centre
     of the Hadlow campus. These rooms are in small                                                                       (LRC) when you begin your course at Hadlow.           Students benefit from specialist computer suites at
     blocks with shared bathrooms and kitchen facilities.      APPLYING FOR YOUR                                          With thousands of specialist resources, both print    both our campuses, with additional workstations in
     Each block has a main door through which only the         RESIDENTIAL PLACE                                          and electronic, the LRC collection covers all our     the College restaurant, LRC and Animal Management
     relevant residential students have access. There is                                                                  curriculum areas. A library catalogue and the LRC     Units at the main campus. Banks of laptops are also
                                                               At your interview, you will be given details of the                                                              available for students to borrow. All of our computers
     also free parking on site.                                                                                           Moodle (intranet) pages make these resources easily
                                                               accommodation offered and the application process.                                                               can access “ultrafast” internet and students also have
                                                                                                                          accessible and provide direct links to a range of
     All of our accommodation is offered on either a full-     Since we receive significantly more applications than                                                            access to high quality printing and scanning facilities.
                                                                                                                          support materials for independent study.
     board or half-board basis or self-catering for students   we have places for, we recommend that you apply
     over the age of 18 years. Meals are served in the         for your place as soon as you’ve accepted your             The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is open all        Wi-Fi is available at the College and also in the
     College restaurant, which promotes healthy eating         course offer. Any full-time student is eligible to apply   year round, with extended opening hours into the      student accommodation blocks. All students are
     and provides a range of options for a healthy diet.       for accommodation, however, priority is given to           evenings and weekends during term-time.               automatically set up with their own e-mail address
                                                               those students who have to use public transport to                                                               and network account for file storage.
     Within the halls of residence, there are a number                                                                    There are areas for private study and IT facilities
                                                               get to Hadlow College and:                                                                                       Our virtual learning environment (VLE) gives access
     of rooms that cater for the needs of students with                                                                   throughout the space. We have a collection that is
     disabilities. Our Student Support Services Team is on     • L ive a considerable distance away or have a            just for general interest and pleasure in our “read   to a range of study materials and resources, all
     hand to assist any individual who is disabled to ensure     journey of more than one hour each way                   and relax” area which is increasingly popular.        designed to enhance your studies. This facility is
     that their stay is an enjoyable and comfortable one.      •N  eed to be on campus for early or late duties                                                                available from any computer at college and also
                                                                 as an integral part of their course.                                                                           through the internet when you are at home. It is a
     ON-SITE SUPPORT                                                                                                                                                            great form of support for your studies.
     The dedicated Student Support team provide a
     24-hour service where students can always access
     a member of staff day or night. Part of their role is
     to provide advice, guidance and pastoral support,
     as well as a schedule of evening events to keep
     residential students safe. These events include
     quizzes, pool competitions, film nights, bowling
     evenings, ice-skating and themed discos. The team
     will guide and support you to achieve your academic
     qualification and will help you balance your studies
     with your socialising.
     Students, and parents of those students aged under
     18, are required to enter into an accommodation
     contract, which is signed at the beginning of year.

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FREE EDUCATION
      FINANCIAL                                                                                                          FREE COLLEGE MEALS                                        students, it is not means-tested or credit checked -
                                                                                                  *                                                                                if you meet the criteria you will be able to apply
                                                                                 UNTIL YOU ARE 18!                       Students must be aged between 16 and 18 on 31             regardless of whether you’re employed or unemployed.
                                                                                                                         August 2021 to be eligible for a free meal in the         You will also only begin to pay the loan back once you’re

      SUPPORT                                                                                                            2021-22 academic year. Students who turn 19
                                                                                                                         during their study programme will remain eligible
                                                                                                                         for a free meal until the end of the academic year
                                                                                                                                                                                   earning over £21,000 and, in the same way as the higher
                                                                                                                                                                                   education tuition loans, it is written off after 30 years.
                                                                                                                         in which they turn 19, or to the end of their study       To apply you need to be:
                                                                                                                         programme, whichever is sooner. Student’s aged            •A ged 19 or over at the start of your course
     We know that education is priceless. At Hadlow,          IF YOU ARE AGED 19+
     wherever possible, we try to ensure that no student is                                                              between 19 and 25 who have an Education Health            •R esident in the UK for three years
     unable to study due to financial constraints and have    You may be eligible to receive financial help with         and Care Plan (EHC Plan) and European Social Fund
                                                              course fees. If you do not hold a level 2 qualification    (ESF) are also entitled to a free meal while attending    •S tudying an approved Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 qualification
     in place a number of different schemes to support                                                                                                                               (such as A-Levels, Access to Higher Education (HE),
     you, whatever course you choose.                         (e.g. 5 GCSEs at Grades A*-C/9-4) or a level 3             their provision, if they meet the eligibility criteria.
                                                              qualification (e.g. 2 A-Levels) and are under 23 years                                                                 Extended Diplomas and Advanced Apprenticeships).
     *IF YOU ARE AGED 16-18                                   old, you may be able to get a substantial reduction in     16-18 VULNERABLE
                                                                                                                                                                                   FINANCIAL SUPPORT
                                                              your fees. You may also be able to claim for free or       YOUNG PERSONS BURSARY
     Young people aged 16 to 18 (under 19 on 31st                                                                                                                                  If you are in financial difficulties, you can apply for
                                                              discounted courses at level 1 and entry level if you’re
     August 2021) will not be charged tuition fees or                                                                    Students from groups identified by the Government         support with travel, course-related costs and childcare.
                                                              aiming for a level 2 course, do not already have a
     examination fees for the courses in this guide. There                                                               as vulnerable can apply for the 16-18 Vulnerable          All awards made by the College are subject to eligibility
                                                              qualification at this level and are under 23 years old.
     may be charges for essential equipment and trips                                                                    Young Persons Bursary. This includes young people         and are awarded according to household income.
     associated with certain courses. You can find out        CHILDREN IN CARE AND                                       in care (Children in Care/CiC), Young Care Leavers,
     about these at interview or by visiting our website:                                                                young people in receipt of Income Support/Universal       For the latest information on student financial support
                                                              YOUNG CARE LEAVERS                                                                                                   visit www.hadlow.ac.uk
     www.hadlow.ac.uk                                                                                                    Credit, Young Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers, and
                                                              If you are 16-18 and in the care of the local authority,   young people who are disabled and in receipt of both
                                                              or you have recently left care and are living              Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living        COURSE RELATED COSTS
                                                              independently, you may be entitled to a £1,200             Allowance/Personal Independence payments.                 Some courses have additional costs associated
                                                              bursary from the Government to support your studies.                                                                 with them (for example trip funds, clothing and
                                                                                                                         TRAVEL COSTS                                              materials). You may also need to purchase some
                                                                                                                         Your Local Education Authority (LEA) may be able          specialist equipment to study certain courses, with
                                                                                                                         to help you financially, for example with your travel     much of the equipment listed on the course pages
                                                                                                                         costs. You would usually need to be living at home        being available to purchase through the College.
                                                                                                                         with your parents/guardians and may be asked              Full details of these additional costs will be given to
                                                                                                                         to make a contribution to the costs. The amount           you at your interview. Please note that, at the time
                                                                                                                         you would receive is dependent on the cost of the         of going to press, Floristry fees are £650.00.
                                                                                                                         transport minus your contribution. Please contact
                                                                                                                         your LEA for more information.                            HADLOW COLLEGE CLOTHING
                                                                                                                                                                                   It is recommended that students purchase the
                                                                                                                         ADVANCED                                                  relevant clothing for their course prior to enrolment.
                                                                                                                         LEARNER LOANS                                             Information on all of the clothing available, including
                                                                                                                         If you’re over 19, have lived in the UK for more than     prices, can be obtained through the College website
                                                                                                                         three years and are considering a further education       at www.hadlow.ac.uk
                                                                                                                         course at Level 3 or above you may be eligible for the
                                                                                                                         Government’s new 19+ Advanced Learner Loans.
                                                                                                                         Similar to the loans available for higher education
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HOW TO APPLY                                                                                                       COURSE LEVEL
                                                                                                                         PROGRESSION CHART
     So, you’ve found the perfect course, really like the    CONFIRMATION OF OUR OFFER
     look of the College and are ready to apply. The

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     question is, how do you go about it? It’s simple        We will confirm our offer to you in writing and you
                                                             will be asked to sign and return the acceptance                                         Doctorate
     really, visit www.hadlow.ac.uk and apply online.
                                                             form. Once we have received this, your place                                              PHD
     If you’re a Year 11 student at a Kent school, you are   on the course will be reserved and details of

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     also able to apply through the Kent County Council      accommodation, finance and fees will be sent to you.
     online system, your school will be able to provide                                                                                           Masters Degree

                                                                                                                      HIGHER EDUCATION
     more information.                                       ENROLMENT                                                                            MA, MSc, MPhil

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     APPLICATION IS RECEIVED                                 Over the summer, you will be sent joining instructions
                                                             and details of what will happen at the start of term.
     Once we have received your application, we will         Enrolment normally takes place at the beginning
     check you have given all the information we need        of September. If you are receiving exam results in
                                                                                                                                                    University

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     and contact you have not.                               August and they do not turn out as you had hoped,
                                                                                                                                                     Degree
                                                             then do not panic. If they are close to the original                                                                                        Higher Level
     YOU WILL BE INVITED FOR                                 requirements, then the offer may stand. If not, our
                                                                                                                                                    BA (Hons)                               HND
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Apprenticeship
     INTERVIEW                                                                                                                                      BSc (Hons)         Foundation
                                                             Admissions team will do their best to place you on

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                                                                                                                                                    BEd (Hons)       Degree FdA, FdSc
     After your application has been processed, we will      a different level course in the same subject area.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Higher Level
     invite you in for interview. This is your chance to                                                                                                                                    HNC
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Apprenticeship
     discuss your course options with the tutor. You will

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     be asked to bring your latest school report with you.
     Interviews generally take place throughout the year,                                                                                                                                                  Level 3
     but demand is high so do not be alarmed if your                                                                                                  A-Level               Level 3 Diploma
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Apprenticeship
     interview date seems to be a long way away. Our

                                                                                                                      FURTHER EDUCATION
                                                                                                                                          2
     aim is to contact you with an interview date within
                                                                                                                                                       GCSE
     three weeks of receiving your application.                                                                                                                                                            Level 2
                                                                                                                                                    Grades A*-C             Level 2 Diploma
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Apprenticeship
     THE INTERVIEW                                                                                                                                     (9-4)

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     This is our chance to learn more about you, and your
     chance to find out about us. At the end, you will                                                                                                 GCSE
                                                                                                                                                                            Level 1 Diploma
     be offered an unconditional place or a conditional                                                                                           Grades D-G (3-1)
     place based on GCSE results. Occasionally, we may

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     decide to offer you an alternative course which,
     after consultation, we believe is more suitable.                                                                                                                      Entry Level Qualifications

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DID YOU KNOW WE
ALSO OFFER UNIVERSITY
PROGRAMMES?
Four Reasons to Study                                                        What is a
at University Centre Hadlow                                                  University Centre

1    COST-EFFECTIVE OPTION
    A
    Competitive fees mean the University Centre Hadlow is not
    just a convenient local option, but a cost-effective one too.
                                                                             • Exists as part of a college, working
                                                                               in partnership with a larger university

                                                                             • Teaching takes place at the

2   SMALLER SCALE, CLOSER COMMUNITY                                            University Centre
    Smaller class sizes offer a more personal experience, with more
    one-to-one time available with tutors. Easier access to lecturing        • The degree is awarded by the
                                                                               larger university
    staff on a smaller campus can be a huge plus point.

3   FAMILIAR SURROUNDINGS
    Studying locally also offers the advantage of staying closer
    to friends and family in familiar surroundings.

4   UNIQUE QUALIFICATIONS
    Study is underpinned by the unique facilities and resources,
    enabling University Centre West Kent to offer distinct qualifications.

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INTRODUCTION
                                                                                          AGRICULTURE                                             AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
                                                                                          Through practical experience on the College farms       Through practical experience in the College
                                                                                          and dairy, as well as working on machinery and in       workshops, as well as working on machinery
                                                                                          our workshop facilities, students gain an in-depth      restoration projects for local farmers, students gain
                                                                                          understanding of the skills they need to work within    an in-depth understanding of the skills they need to
                                                                                          the Agricultural industry. They are involved in all     work within the Agricultural engineering industry.
                                                                                          aspects of the farming year - including lambing,        They are involved in all aspects of engineering –
                                                                                          shearing, ploughing and harvest - and assist with the   including welding, fabrication, servicing, engine
                                                                                          College’s dairy herd. The Agricultural team have an     and transmission rebuilds, hydraulics and suspension
                                                                                          array of experience ranging from crop, soil, plant,     systems, restorations, machinery operations and
                                                                                          livestock, machinery and business management,           ploughing.
                                                                                          and bring this knowledge and experience to the          The course has a mixture of practical and theory and
                                                                                          delivery of the courses. The courses have a mixture     is delivered making use of the excellent Agricultural
                                                                                          of practical and theory and are delivered making        workshop facilities and machinery training yard.
                                                                                          use of the excellent Agricultural facilities.
                                                                                                                                                  PARTNERSHIPS FOR AREA
                                                                                          PARTNERSHIPS FOR AREA                                   Crawfords, Haynes, Burden Bros, Agwoods
                                                                                          FGS, Burdens farms, Park Farm and JPF Farms.            and Coppards.

                                                                                          CAREERS IN                                              CAREERS IN
                                                                                          • Farm Worker • Shepherd • Stockperson                  •   Agricultural Engineer or Technician
                                                                                          • Assistant Farm Manager • Herdsperson                  •   Groundcare Engineer or Technician
                                                                                          • Agriculture Contractor • Agriculture Engineer         •   Self-Employed Engineer or Technician

AGRICULTURE                                                                               or Technician • Groundcare Engineer or Technician
                                                                                          • Self-employed Engineer or Technician • Tractor
                                                                                          Driver • Agriculture Inspector
                                                                                                                                                  •
                                                                                                                                                  •
                                                                                                                                                      Truck or Bus Engineer or Technician
                                                                                                                                                      Workshop Manager

AND AGRICULTURAL                                                                            APPRENTICESHIPS AVAILABLE:
                                                                                                                                                  •
                                                                                                                                                  •
                                                                                                                                                      Machinery Contractor
                                                                                                                                                      Dealership Technician

ENGINEERING
                                                                                            Apprenticeship Level 2 Agriculture Stockperson        •   Interchangeable Large Motor Vehicle Skills
                                                                                            (Standard ST0017)
                                                                                            Apprenticeship Level 2 Poultry Worker
                                                                                            (Standard ST0389)                                         APPRENTICESHIPS AVAILABLE:
hadlow.ac.uk/agriculture                                                                    Apprenticeship Level 3 Crop Technician
                                                                                            (Standard ST0018)
                                                                                                                                                      Apprenticeship Level 2 Land-Based Service
                                                                                                                                                      Engineer (Standard ST0424)
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained within           FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:                               FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:
this guide is accurate, Hadlow College cannot be held responsible for omissions and
                                                                                            www.hadlow.ac.uk/apprenticeships                          www.hadlow.ac.uk/apprenticeships
errors. We reserve the right to introduce changes to the information at any given time.
Information accurate at time of going to print.

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LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTORY                                                                                              LEVEL 2 TECHNICAL
     IN LAND-BASED STUDIES                                                                                             QUALIFICATION IN AGRICULTURE
     1 YEAR | FULL-TIME | COURSE CODE P3H106P                                                                          1 YEAR | FULL-TIME | COURSE CODE P3H101P

     COURSE CONTENT                                            SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT NEEDED                             COURSE CONTENT                                       SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT NEEDED
     This highly practical course is an ideal starting point   In addition to standard College equipment, students     This course has a mixture of practical and theory    Steel toe-capped boots, wellington boots, waterproof
     for those students with few formal qualifications.        will need steel toe-capped boots, waterproof            and is delivered making use of the excellent         clothing, Hadlow College t-shirt, jumper
     Covering the basics of handling, feeding and the          clothing, black cargo trousers and a Hadlow animal      Agricultural facilities including farms, dairy       and overalls.
     setting up of accommodation for a wide range              management jacket and t-shirt.                          and workshops.
     of species including aquatic and farm animals.                                                                    Students are able to access a range of additional    ASSESSMENT METHOD
                                                               ASSESSMENT METHOD                                       learning support, based on need and are well         Students will be assessed throughout the course
     These skills are learnt in our custom-built Animal
     Management Unit, Fisheries Hatchery and the               Short multiple choice examinations, plus a portfolio    supported through the use of virtual learning        using assignments, projects, practical tests and
     College Farm                                              of evidence that will be marked by an external          resources. A range of employability skills will be   external assessments. Students are encouraged
                                                               examiner.                                               developed whilst on the course including practical   to relate theory to practice in all assessments.
     Year 1                                                                                                            skills, communication, and land-based specific
     • Being organised                                        PROGRESSION ROUTES                                      knowledge, and development of ICT skills. Students   PROGRESSION ROUTES
                                                               Successful students can further enhance their skills    will also get the opportunity to carry out work      Once completed students can progress onto a Level
     • Developing a progression plan                                                                                  experience on external placements and
                                                               by enrolling onto a Level 2 Diploma in either Animal                                                         3 qualification or enter the agricultural industry.
     • Working with others                                    Care, Agriculture or Fisheries Management or,           internal duties.
     • Researching a topic                                    should they wish to, progress into an Apprenticeship.   The following are examples of some of the topics
     • Finding out about the land-based sector                                                                        students can expect to study within the course:
     • Caring for and feeding animals                                                                                 • Introduction to working in land-based industries
     • Moving and accommodating animals                                                                               • Introduction to plant and soil science
     • Preparing soil for plants                                                                                      • Agriculture work placement
     • Caring for and keeping plants healthy                                                                          • Machinery operations in agriculture
     • Growing plants                                                                                                 • Livestock husbandry
     • Work experience                                                                                                • Crop production
     • Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths                                                                     • Farming and agricultural estate maintenance
                                                                                                                       • Academic study skills
     ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
     Minimum of 2 GCSEs at D - E / 3 – 2 Grade or
                                                                                                                       ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
     equivalent (Entry Level 3).                                                                                       Minimum of 4 GCSEs C - D / 4 - 3 Grade or
                                                                                                                       equivalent (Level 1 Diploma), which must include
     You should also have a keen interest in the subject
                                                                                                                       GCSE in English OR maths A - D / 9 - 3 Grade
     and demonstrate a commitment to the curriculum area.
                                                                                                                       or equivalent.

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LEVEL 3 TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION                                                                                LEVEL 3 QUALIFICATION
     IN AGRICULTURE                                                                                                 IN AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
     1 OR 2 YEARS | FULL-TIME | COURSE CODE P3H102P                                                                 1 OR 2 YEARS | FULL-TIME | COURSE CODE P3H104P

     COURSE CONTENT                                        ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                       COURSE CONTENT
     This course has a mixture of practical and theory     90 Technical Diploma – (Year 1)                          This course has a mixture of practical and theory and   ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
     and is delivered making use of the excellent          Minimum of 4 GCSEs grades A*- C / 9 - 4 or equivalent    is delivered making use of the excellent Agricultural   90 Technical Diploma – (Year 1)
     Agricultural facilities including farms, dairy        (Level 2 Diploma), which must include GCSEs in English   facilities including the workshop and machinery
                                                                                                                                                                            Minimum of 4 GCSEs grades A*- C / 9 - 4 or equivalent
     and workshops.                                                                                                 training yard.
                                                           AND maths A*- C / 9 - 4 Grade or equivalent (Level 2                                                             (Level 2 Diploma), which must include GCSEs in English
     Students are able to access a range of additional     Functional Skills).                                      Students are able to access a range of additional       AND maths A*- C / 9 - 4 Grade or equivalent (Level 2
     learning support, based on need and are well                                                                   learning support, based on need and are well
                                                           180 Technical Diploma – (Year 2)                                                                                 Functional Skills).
     supported through the use of virtual learning                                                                  supported through the use of virtual learning
     resources. A range of employability skills will be    Minimum of 4 GCSEs grades A*- C / 9 - 4 or equivalent    resources. A range of employability skills will be      180 Technical Diploma – (Year 2)
     developed whilst on the course including practical    (Level 2 Diploma), which must include GCSEs in English   developed whilst on the course including practical      Minimum of 4 GCSEs grades A*- C / 9 - 4 or equivalent
     skills, communication, and land-based specific        AND maths A*- C / 9 - 4 Grade or equivalent (Level 2     skills, communication, and land-based specific          (Level 2 Diploma), which must include GCSEs in English
     knowledge, and development of ICT skills. Students    Functional Skills) plus a Science A*- C / 9 - 4 Grade.   knowledge, and development of ICT skills. Students      AND maths A*- C / 9 - 4 Grade or equivalent (Level 2
     will also get the opportunity to carry out work                                                                will also get the opportunity to carry out work         Functional Skills) plus a Science A*- C / 9 - 4 Grade.
     experience on external placements.
                                                           SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT NEEDED                              experience on external placements.
                                                           Steel toe-capped boots, wellington boots,                The following are examples of some of the topics
                                                                                                                                                                            SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT NEEDED
     The following are examples of some of the topics
     students can expect to study within the course:       waterproof clothing, Hadlow College t-shirt,             students can expect to study within the course:         Steel toe-capped boots are essential as well as
                                                           jumper and overalls.                                     • Academic study skills                                 Hadlow College t-shirt, jumper and overalls which
     Year 1
                                                           ASSESSMENT METHOD                                        • Work experience                                       must be bought via the College.
     • Introductory award in employability skills
     • Professional working responsibilities              Students will be assessed throughout the course          • Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths            ASSESSMENT METHOD
                                                           using assignments, projects, practical tests, exams      • Thermal joining and cutting processes                 Students will be assessed throughout the course
     • Plant and soil science
                                                           and external assessments.                                • Service & repair engines & components                 using assignments, projects, practical tests, exams
     • Work experience in the land-based sector
                                                           Students are encouraged to relate theory to practice     • Mechanical power transmission systems                 and external assessments. Students are encouraged
     • Estate skills                                                                                                                                                       to relate theory to practice in all assessments.
                                                           in all assessments.                                      • Health, safety & welfare in the workplace
     • Farm livestock husbandry
     • Land-based machinery operations                    PROGRESSION ROUTES                                       • Service & repair hydraulic systems & components      PROGRESSION ROUTES
                                                                                                                    • Land-based vehicle chassis systems                    On completion of this qualification you will have
     • Managing environmental activities in agriculture   Completion of this qualification will allow you
     Year 2                                                to progress onto Apprenticeships or a higher             • Land-based workshop practice                          the knowledge and skills to enter the agricultural
                                                           qualification including HND, BSc (Hons)                  • Service & repair suspension systems                   engineering industry. Former students who have left
     • Managing activities for agricultural enterprises
                                                           International Agriculture or BSc (Hons)                  • Land-based machinery operations                       have worked as workshop engineers, farm fitters,
     • Pig production                                                                                                                                                       machinery contractors, dealership technicians and
     • Sheep production                                    Agriculture at Hadlow College.                           • Service & repair electrical systems
                                                                                                                                                                            self-employed mechanics. The options are endless,
     • Dairy production                                                                                             • Inspect & test land-based machinery & equipment
                                                                                                                                                                            and if you have enjoyed the education, this qualification
     • Agricultural business improvements                                                                           • Groundcare equipment
                                                                                                                                                                            will allow you to progress onto higher education
     • Contemporary issues in the land-based sector                                                                 • Land-based workshop practice                          including BSc (Hons) Agriculture here at Hadlow.
     • Crop production

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ANIMAL MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                            Providing a comprehensive introduction to all aspects     The animal management industry across the UK
                                                                                                            of animal care, students will benefit from a mix of       employs 78,000 people and contributes £1 billion
                                                                                                            theory combined with a large degree of practical          to the British economy. Students studying Animal
                                                                                                            work in our custom-built animal management unit.          Management have the opportunity to progress
                                                                                                            Students will learn about the structure and function of   through different levels up to Higher Education
                                                                                                            the animal body, animal welfare, animal health and        or into employment.
                                                                                                            nursing. Throughout the courses, students are required
                                                                                                            to complete work experience to develop practical          PARTNERSHIPS FOR AREA
                                                                                                            skills, both on the animal unit and externally.           The Pet Charity and Centre of Applied Pet Ethology.
                                                                                                            Undertaking practical duties as part of their course,     WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
                                                                                                            students benefit from a wide range of experiences
                                                                                                                                                                      To house some of our exotic animals:
                                                                                                            and opportunities to work with both exotic and
                                                                                                            domestic animal species. Students are involved            • Female Mongoose from Edinburgh Zoo
                                                                                                            in all aspects of husbandry and management                • Male Mongoose from Chester Zoo
                                                                                                            from planning animal collections, designing and           • Asian Short Clawed Otter from Sealife centre
                                                                                                            maintaining enclosures to day-to-day animal care             Birmingham
                                                                                                            within an animal collection set up as a commercial
                                                                                                            enterprise. Students benefit from using the most
                                                                                                                                                                      • Marmosets and Raccoon Dogs from Five
                                                                                                                                                                         Sisters Zoo
                                                                                                            up-to-date equipment in the aquaria, pet trade and
                                                                                                            zoological fields.                                        • Sulcata Tortoises from Paradise Wildlife Park
                                                                                                                                                                      • Multiple reptiles from the National Centre for
                                                                                                            CAREERS IN                                                   Reptile Welfare
                                                                                                            • Animal Boarding Assistant
                                                                                                            • Pet Shop Assistant
                                                                                                            • Animal Trainer
                                                                                                            • Animal Behaviourist

ANIMAL                                                                                                      • Animal Management Instructor
                                                                                                            • Animal Welfare Inspector                                  APPRENTICESHIPS AVAILABLE IN

MANAGEMENT                                                                                                  • RSPCA Inspector
                                                                                                            • Veterinary Nurse
                                                                                                            • Animal Conservationist
                                                                                                                                                                        THIS SUBJECT AREA:
                                                                                                                                                                        Apprenticeship Level 2 Animal Care and Welfare
                                                                                                                                                                        Assistant (Standard ST0297)
                                                                                                            • Animal Keeper
hadlow.ac.uk/animalmanagement                                                                                                                                           FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained within this guide is accurate,
Hadlow College cannot be held responsible for omissions and errors. We reserve the right to introduce
                                                                                                                                                                        www.hadlow.ac.uk/apprenticeships
changes to the information at any given time. Information accurate at time of going to print.

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LEVEL 1 QUALIFICATION IN
     LAND-BASED STUDIES                                                                                                                  WHAT DO OUR
     1 YEAR | FULL-TIME | COURSE CODE P5H101P
                                                                                                                                        STUDENTS THINK?
     COURSE CONTENT                                            SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT NEEDED
     This highly practical course is an ideal starting point   In addition to standard College equipment, students
     for those students with few formal qualifications.        will need steel toe-capped boots, waterproof
     Covering the basics of handling, feeding and the          clothing, black cargo trousers and a Hadlow animal
     setting up of accommodation for a wide range              management jacket and t-shirt.
     of species including aquatic and farm animals.
                                                               ASSESSMENT METHOD
     These skills are learnt in our custom-built Animal
     Management Unit, Fisheries Hatchery and the               Short multiple choice examinations, plus a portfolio
     College Farm                                              of evidence that will be marked by an external
                                                               examiner.
     Year 1
     • Being organised                                        PROGRESSION ROUTES
     • Developing a progression plan                          Successful students can further enhance their skills      ANYA FORSTER                SHAYNA COOPER                           MIRIAM BRITO
                                                               by enrolling onto a Level 2 Diploma in either Animal     LEVEL 3 ANIMAL             LEVEL 1 LAND-BASED                       LEVEL 2 ANIMAL
     • Working with others                                    Care, Agriculture or Fisheries Management or,             MANAGEMENT                      STUDIES                             MANAGEMENT
     • Researching a topic                                    should they wish to, progress into an Apprenticeship.
     • Finding out about the land-based sector                                                                        This course has really        My favourite aspect of the          I am enjoying studying and
                                                                                                                       helped to develop my        course so far is learning new       learning various subjects such
     • Caring for and feeding animals
                                                                                                                       confidence with both        things about animals and the           as Animal biology, British
     • Moving and accommodating animals                                                                                animals and people,         practicals are really fun and       wildlife, health and welfare,
     • Preparing soil for plants                                                                                      which is great for any   informative. I hope to do well on          behaviour and handling,
     • Caring for and keeping plants healthy                                                                           type of future career    my level 2 course and my plan         accommodation and feeding,
     • Growing plants                                                                                                     in the industry.       looking forward is to progress           farm livestock, and work
                                                                                                                                                onto level 3 and then potentially       experience. I especially like
     • Work experience                                                                                                                                do a university course.             studying animal biology.
     • Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths
                                                                                                                                                     I am so glad that I chose to
     ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                                                                                                             study at Hadlow college, my
     Minimum of 2 GCSEs at D - E / 3 – 2 Grade or                                                                                                     qualifications will give me
     equivalent (Entry Level 3).                                                                                                                confidence when looking for a job
                                                                                                                                                within the industry that I enjoy and
     You should also have a keen interest in the subject
                                                                                                                                                 I know that working with animals
     and demonstrate a commitment to the curriculum area.
                                                                                                                                                     will make me really happy.

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LEVEL 2 TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION                                                                               LEVEL 3 TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION
     IN ANIMAL CARE                                                                                                IN ANIMAL MANAGEMENT
     1 YEAR | FULL-TIME | COURSE CODE P5H102P                                                                      1 OR 2 YEARS | FULL-TIME | COURSE CODE P5H103P

     COURSE CONTENT                                         SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT NEEDED                            COURSE CONTENT                                                  ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
     This course is aimed at students who are looking       In addition to standard College equipment, students    The Animal Management Unit and College estate is                90 Technical Diploma – (Year 1) Minimum of
     for a career in the animal care industry. Whether      will need steel toe-capped boots, waterproof           utilised throughout the qualification to help students          4 GCSEs grades A*- C / 9 - 4 or equivalent (Level 2
     that be boarding kennels, catteries, animal welfare    clothing, black cargo trousers and a Hadlow animal     develop a wide range of skills. These include practical         Diploma), which must include GCSEs in English AND
     charities, zoos, wildlife or countryside parks or      management jacket and t-shirt.                         hands-on skills whilst looking after animals and the wider      maths A*- C / 9 - 4 Grade or equivalent (Level 2
     public services. This course also provides a good
     platform for those looking to progress in to Higher    ASSESSMENT METHOD                                      skills needed in the workplace, such as teamwork and, in        Functional Skills).
     education for careers in animal science, veterinary                                                           the second year, supervising others.                            180 Technical Diploma – (Year 2) Minimum
                                                            Students will be assessed throughout the course
     nursing, behaviour, welfare or conservation.           using assignments, tests and practical observations.   The qualification provides a diverse knowledge base and         of 4 GCSEs grades A*- C / 9 - 4 or equivalent (Level 2
     The following are examples of some of the topics       Students are encouraged to relate theory to practice   covers not only the finer details of animal care but wildlife   Diploma), which must include GCSEs in English AND
     students can expect to study within the course:        in all assessments.                                    management, ecology, conservation and countryside               maths A*- C / 9 - 4 Grade or equivalent (Level 2
     • Animal health and welfare                                                                                   management skills. These skills are developed through           Functional Skills) plus a Science A*- C / 9 - 4 Grade.
                                                            PROGRESSION ROUTES                                     practical sessions during timetabled lessons and animal         SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT NEEDED
     • Animal feeding                                       Students can progress onto our Level 3 qualification   duties. Work experience and duties take place outside
     • Maintenance of animal accommodation                                                                                                                                         In addition to standard College equipment, students will
                                                            or into employment.                                    normal College hours and will include early morning
                                                                                                                                                                                   need steel toe-capped boots, waterproof clothing, black
     • Animal behaviour                                                                                           duties, holidays and weekends throughout the course
                                                                                                                                                                                   cargo trousers and a Hadlow College jacket and t-shirt.
     •Animal handling                                                                                              The following are examples of some of the topics
                                                                                                                   students can expect to study within the course:                 ASSESSMENT METHOD
     • Biology
                                                                                                                   Year 1                                                          Students will attend taught sessions where they
     •Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths                                                                                                                                   will complete both written and practical work to
     •In addition, all students are required to complete                                                          • Animal biology • Animal welfare and ethics
                                                                                                                   • Practical animal husbandry • Animal behaviour                 develop their knowledge and skills. Students will
       an external work related placement in a land-                                                                                                                               keep a portfolio of practical work and a diary of
       based industry.                                                                                             • Animal health and disease • Exotic animal
                                                                                                                   husbandry • Work experience • Functional skills/                work experience along with records of employer
     ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                                                                            GCSE - English and maths                                        engagement (trips and guest speakers) which will be
                                                                                                                   Year 2                                                          assessed as part of their work experience unit. The
     Minimum of 4 GCSEs C - D / 4 - 3 Grade or
                                                                                                                                                                                   course will be assessed across two years by a portfolio
     equivalent (Level 1 Diploma), which must include                                                              Students continuing into year two will chose options
                                                                                                                                                                                   of theory assignments (completed in independent study
     GCSE in English OR maths A - D / 9 - 3 Grade                                                                  that are aligned to their chosen higher education or
                                                                                                                                                                                   time), practical assessments and formal exams.
     or equivalent.                                                                                                career route, streams available are:
                                                                                                                   • Estates skills • Animal breeding and genetics                PROGRESSION ROUTES
                                                                                                                   • Investigative research project • Advanced animal              Students can progress onto one of our many Higher
                                                                                                                   nutrition • Business management • Nursing                       Education courses or directly into employment. Some
                                                                                                                   • Aquatic animal health and husbandry                           employment opportunities include; animal technician,
                                                                                                                                                                                   animal welfare centre manager, wildlife conservation
                                                                                                                   • Zoo animal health • Work experience
                                                                                                                                                                                   technician, assistant zookeeper, livestock manager and
                                                                                                                                                                                   kennel/cattery manager.
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INTRODUCTION
                                                                                 By studying a equine course at Hadlow College,            In addition to the development of vocational skills,
                                                                                 you can become part of an industry which, with            students will develop transferable skills such as; team
                                                                                 approximately 900,000 horses and 2 million riders         work, effective communication, presentation skills
                                                                                 in the UK, constantly needs well trained and devoted      and problem solving.
                                                                                 individuals to give expert care and tuition.
                                                                                                                                           Students benefit from field trips to a variety of events
                                                                                 Our Equine Unit at Hadlow has extensive facilities        and significant equine establishments. In the past
                                                                                 including two indoor arenas, a large outdoor arena        these have included; The New Forest, Windsor Horse
                                                                                 and stabling for 64 horses. As well as a complete         Show and The King’s Troop. Opportunity is also
                                                                                 range of show jumps, there are also cross country         given to students to compete and help at College run
                                                                                 fences suitable for students training at Level 3 and      using our horses.
                                                                                 above. There is a horse walker, high speed treadmill
                                                                                                                                           The undertaking of vocational qualifications
                                                                                 and an extensive range of practical teaching resources.
                                                                                                                                           alongside their course are encouraged and
                                                                                 Facilities at the Royal Borough of Greenwich              supported such as the BHS examinations which
                                                                                 Equestrian Centre include: 20 internal stables, indoor    are highly recognised by industry.
                                                                                 and outdoor riding arena, mechanical horse, equine
                                                                                                                                           Work experience is built into all courses (including
                                                                                 therapy centre (with pool, hydro treadmill, spa and
                                                                                                                                           weekends and holidays) to ensure students develop the
                                                                                 solarium), specialist classrooms / labs and treatment
                                                                                                                                           necessary employability skills that the industry requires.
                                                                                 / demonstration areas.
                                                                                 There are horses ranging from school masters and ex-      PARTNERSHIPS FOR AREA
                                                                                 competition horses to youngstock, ensuring students       As a BHS Where to Train Centre, Hadlow College
                                                                                 are able to progressively develop their skills during     runs examinations from BHS Stage 1 to Stage 3.
                                                                                 the course.                                               Students receive excellent preparation for assessment
                                                                                                                                           from highly qualified, supportive staff.
                                                                                 Students receive excellent support from a team of
                                                                                 highly qualified teaching staff with extensive and        Students also benefit from strong links with professional

EQUESTRIAN                                                                       diverse experiences within the equine sector. The
                                                                                 experience of training with excellent resources,
                                                                                 combined with high expectations, both in lessons and
                                                                                                                                           equine organisations, international event riders, the
                                                                                                                                           racing industry and Bell Equine Veterinary Practice.

STUDIES                                                                          during practical duties, gives every student the best
                                                                                 opportunity to achieve. Students have exceptional
                                                                                 opportunity to gain genuine hands on practical
                                                                                                                                           CAREERS
                                                                                                                                           • Assistant Yard Manager • Yard Manager
                                                                                                                                           • Event Organiser • Riding Instructor • Racing
                                                                                 experience as well as ride and compete quality            • Competition Rider • Therapy Centre Assistant
hadlow.ac.uk/equestrian                                                          horses. They gain knowledge and develop their
                                                                                 practical skills in horse husbandry, horse handling,      • Welfare Officer • Equine Veterinary Nurse
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained       grooming, application of tack and equipment,              • Retail • Freelance Coach / Rider • Competition
within this guide is accurate, Hadlow College cannot be held responsible
for omissions and errors. We reserve the right to introduce changes to the
                                                                                 feeding and routine yard management. Students will        Groom • Equestrian Transporter • Freelance
information at any given time. Information accurate at time of going to print.   also study horse behaviour and welfare, anatomy           Practitioner • Nutritionist
                                                                                 and learn how to work a horse correctly on the flat,
                                                                                 and over fences, if the riding option is chosen.
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LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTORY DIPLOMA IN                                                                                   LEVEL 2 TECHNICAL DIPLOMA
     LAND-BASED STUDIES (HORSE CARE)                                                                                   IN HORSE CARE
     1 YEAR | FULL-TIME | COURSE CODE P2H101P                                                                          1 YEAR | FULL-TIME | COURSE CODE P2H102P (H) P2R102P (G)

     COURSE CONTENT                                            SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT NEEDED                             COURSE CONTENT                                             ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
     This one-year course is designed to provide a basic       In addition to standard College equipment, students     This is a one-year, full time course consisting of a       Minimum of 4 GCSEs C - D / 4 - 3 Grade or
     foundation in horse care.                                 will need a BSI approved riding hat, riding boots,      range of subjects that enable students to achieve          equivalent (Level 1 Diploma), which must include
     The following are examples of some of the topics          gloves, jodhpurs, plain navy blue jumper or             a sound foundation in equine studies preparing             GCSE in English OR maths A - D / 9 - 3 Grade or
     students can expect to study within the course:           sweatshirt, whip and a grooming kit.                    them for employment or apprenticeships within the          equivalent. Students who wish to take the riding
     • Caring for and feeding horses                          If the riding option is selected, students may choose   industry. The course offers students exceptional           option will need at least 6 months’ experience of
                                                               to wear a back/body protector.                          opportunity to gain hands on experience to develop         riding a horse and pass a riding assessment at the
     • Moving and accommodating horses
                                                                                                                       their practical skills in horse husbandry and riding.      College, prior to starting the course in September.
     • Assist with preparation for exercise and aftercare     ASSESSMENT METHOD
        of horses                                              Short multiple choice examinations, plus portfolio
                                                                                                                       The course structure comprises a range of units designed   SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT NEEDED
                                                                                                                       to provide students with a sound understanding of the
     • Developing a personal progression plan                 work, practical assessments and small assignments.                                                                 In addition to standard College equipment, students
                                                                                                                       principals of horse care.
                                                                                                                                                                                  will need a BSI approved riding hat, riding boots,
     • Maintain health of horses                              PROGRESSION ROUTES                                      The following titles are an example of some of the         gloves, jodhpurs, plain navy blue jumper or
     • Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths             Successful students can further enhance their skills    topics students can expect to study within the course:     sweatshirt, whip and a grooming kit.
     • Work experience                                        by enrolling onto a Level 2 course.                     • Equine tack and equipment                                If the riding option is selected, students may choose
     A choice of either:                                       Typical employers include competition centres,          • Introduction to biology and health                       to wear a back/body protector.
     Riding horses under supervision OR                        yards, research centres, feed manufacturers,            • Equine work placement
                                                               event management agencies, equine welfare                                                                          ASSESSMENT METHOD
     Assist with the care & non-ridden exercise of horses                                                              • Principles of working with horses
                                                               organisations, riding schools, racing yards, studs                                                                 Students are assessed throughout the course using
     ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                                                                                • Equine preparation and plaiting                          assignments, tests, practical observations and
                                                               and equine veterinary clinics.
                                                                                                                       • Practical yard duties                                    external assessments. Students are expected to
     Minimum of 2 GCSEs at D - E / 3 - 2 Grade or
     equivalent (Entry Level 3).                                                                                       • Work experience                                          relate theory to practice in all assessments.
                                                                                                                       • Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths
     You should also have a keen interest in the subject and                                                                                                                      PROGRESSION ROUTES
     demonstrate a commitment to the curriculum area.                                                                  A choice of either: Riding horses OR
                                                                                                                       Equine behaviour                                           On successful completion of this course, students may
     Students who wish to take the riding option will need                                                                                                                        progress directly into the equine industry to begin
     at least 3 months’ experience of riding a horse and                                                               Duties: Morning and afternoon duties are a vital and
                                                                                                                                                                                  roles such as; groom, stable hand, retail assistant or
     pass a riding assessment at the College, prior to                                                                 obligatory part of this course.
                                                                                                                                                                                  welfare assistant.
     starting the course in September.                                                                                 Work experience: Students are also required to
                                                                                                                                                                                  Typical employers include competition centres,
                                                                                                                       undertake a work experience block placement as
                                                                                                                                                                                  yards, research centres, feed manufacturers, event
                                                                                                                       part of their course.
                                                                                                                                                                                  management agencies, equine welfare organisations,
                                                                                                                                                                                  riding schools, racing yards, studs and equine
                                                                                                                                                                                  veterinary clinics.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Students may also choose to apply to continue their
                                                                                                                                                                                  education through a Level 3 qualification.
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