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Before commencing your application, please ensure you have the details of two people who can act as references (for a full-time course), one of which ideally should be from your school or college.  You will also be asked to confirm details of any qualifications you're currently taking (such as GCSEs) together with predicted grades.

To apply for part-time courses you will just need to confirm the course, campus, your contact details and payment method.

Please note that for higher education and degree programmes, students need to apply through UCAS.

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Land-Based Studies)

If you want to develop your career by gaining a
degree, but lack the formal qualifications, which
universities usually require, then an Access to Higher
Education Diploma is ideal. Accepted by a range of
colleges and universities throughout the country, this
qualification gives you the basic skills and knowledge
needed for university-level study.

Course Duration:

Full Time

College Attendance:

1 year, full-time


Hadlow Campus

Course Content:

• Horticultural principles
• Plant biology and nutrient cycling
• Rural business studies
• Crop management
• Sustainability and conservation
• Animal behaviour
• Animal management
• Animal science and body systems
• Principles of biology
• Principles of chemistry
• Inheritance
• Ecology
• Scientific project
• A range of study skills units intended to develop your mathematical, English and analytical skills

No formal qualifications are required for this course.
Students must be 19 or over, be willing to learn and
have a basic competence in English and a desire to
study a degree-level qualification.
Any applicant who does not already hold a Level 2
qualification in English and maths will be required
to gain them or may be required to take a Pre-Access
course before the course commences.

A laboratory coat and steel toe-capped boots will
be required.

Continuous assessment through a range of methods,
including essays, reports, presentations, projects,
posters and in-class tests.

Successful students can progress onto a degree
course. This qualification is recognised in its own right
as an A-Level equivalent.

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

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Hadlow College Receives National Fishing for Schools Award at House of Commons Champions’ Reception

Posted on 19th January 2018 in Fisheries Management

Hadlow College was recently recognised in the Fishing for Schools Champions’ Awards, held at the House of Commons on 15th November.


The Fruits of Nathaniel’s Labour

Posted on 2nd November 2017 in Horticulture

We’re proud to announce that one of our BSc (Hons) Commercial Horticulture graduates, Nathaniel Oliver, was awarded this year’s prestigious Worshipful Company of Fruiterers Scholar of the Year Prize.



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