Research, undertaken by an independent consultant in November 2017, suggests that Hadlow College contributes approximately £18m to the local economy and supports a total of 459 full-time equivalent jobs in Kent and Medway.
On Saturday 27th January, Hadlow BSc Equine Training and Management students Louisa Theodorakis and Francesca Harbourne competed in the Novice class of the Oldencraig dressage and show jumping competitions as part of their Advanced Equitation module
Hadlow College’s Residential Care Provision Receives Fourth Consecutive ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted Grading
Hadlow College is delighted to announce that its residential care provision for under-18 students has been graded ‘Outstanding’ at a recent Ofsted inspection. This is the fourth consecutive inspection where the College has received this grade – making Hadlow one of the leading colleges in the country for residential provision.
Hadlow College was recently recognised in the Fishing for Schools Champions’ Awards, held at the House of Commons on 15th November.
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.
BDGA’s Guild of Master Groomers Welcomes Newest Member: Belinda Morris of Hadlow PIF Grooming School
We're delighted to announce that Belinda Morris, team leader at our successful Hadlow PIF Grooming School, is the latest groomer to join the ranks of The British Dog Groomers’ Association's Guild of Master Groomers.
Hadlow College is pleased to announce that it has selected Quintic, a leading provider of cutting-edge 2D Biomechanics software, as an approved provider for their Equestrian Studies degree programmes.
Against a backdrop of the new GCSE framework where overall pass rates have fallen nationally, students across the three colleges that comprise the Hadlow Group have outperformed their peers with a higher pass rates than last year.
Back in late April, to coincide with Hedgehog Awareness Week, our Animal Management department ran a competition, in partnership with the Kent Wildlife Trust, for our FE and HE students to produce a new design for the Trust’s ‘Best Garden for Hedgehogs’ award, sponsored by Kent Mammal Group.
One of our undergraduate students recently presented their dissertation findings at an interdisciplinary international conference on animal ethics amongst world-renowned academics at Oxford.
In recognition of the ever-changing industry and the growth in the companion animal sector, Hadlow has partnered with the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE). The partnership will see Dr Robert Falconer-Taylor and Professor Peter Neville, both recognised animal behaviour experts, contributing to the College’s successful animal behaviour degree programmes with lectures and tutorial support.
This year’s Kent County Show saw sweltering temperatures over the three days, which brought the sun-seeking visitors out in droves. As always, Hadlow College had a significant presence and profile as Livestock and Equine sponsors at the show, with the College being profiled on BBC Radio Kent on all three days and receiving television coverage on the Friday evening.
A pupil at Weald of Kent Grammar School for Girls has been announced as the winner of Hadlow College’s Pip-to-Plate label design competition.
The Hadlow Group would like to see the Government position farming and food at the very top of its agenda, encouraging producers to export to new markets post-Brexit by providing the necessary support.
Hadlow College is delighted to have recently enrolled over 15 students on the new Level 2 Golf Greenkeeper Certificate 0143. This new cohort of students represents a significant shift in the industry from old framework qualifications to the new more modern standard apprenticeships.
Hadlow College, in partnership with Rural PLC (Kent), have produced a pre-2017 Election Manifesto
Our 3rd year Landscape and Countryside Management degree students recently undertook a field trip to Cuckmere Haven and Knepp Castle Estate in Sussex as part of their Coastal Habitat Management and Livestock Use in Conservation units.
We are very proud to announce that two of our graduates have been selected to receive grants from a leading international conservation organisation for their research into bat conservation, with one of them receiving a prestigious international award for their work.
Hadlow College welcomed a series of industry experts to speak at its annual Horticulture and Landscape Conference on the 2nd March, entitled ‘The Bigger Picture’, which covered a broad range of topics, touching upon such pertinent issues as the role of cutting-edge technology in commercial horticulture and post-Brexit food security.
Tyler Brabham, 20, studying for a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Greenkeeping from Lydd Golf Club is the worthy winner of the latest ABC apprentice of the month award.
Grove Farm open to the public during 2017 for fishing.
This year’s Lambing Weekend, our flagship event heralding the start of Spring, saw us welcome 13,000 visitors to our site at Faulkner’s Farm on the 11th and 12th March. Running for 25 years now, the event continues to expand, with this year featuring more exciting family activities and food stalls showcasing the best of our local produce than ever before
On 11th and 12th March 2017, visitors to Hadlow College will be able to visit our lambing ewes and their newborn lambs. There will be lots of other fun-filled activities to enjoy for all the family!
The recent publication of the UK government’s much-vaunted Industrial Strategy Green Paper, setting out plans to adapt the economy for a post-Brexit era, sees a welcome focus on overhauling technical education – with a pledge to help young people develop the skills for the high-paid, high-skilled jobs of the future.
Hadlow College Launches Commercial Horticulture Bursary Initiative to Help Safeguard Food Production
Hadlow College is offering three bursaries worth 80% of tuition fees for the first year of the undergraduate BSc (Hons) programme for entry in either 2017 or 2018.
Hadlow College are proud to announce they have partnered with Kingswood Training, a market-leading Lantra-approved training provider, to offer a range of short and legislative chainsaw and arborist courses.
The Hadlow Group is delighted to announce that it was named Top Public Sector Company at The Institute for Turnaround Awards, held on 24th November at London’s Landmark Hotel.
As part of The Hadlow Group’s continuing commitment to delivering first class training and education across Kent, it has begun a joint venture with Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery School in The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells.
Hadlow Campus, Royal Borough of Greenwich Equestrian Skills and Riding Centre
Royal Borough of Greenwich Equestrian Skills and Riding Centre