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.
On the 8th November 2016, the Royal Borough of Greenwich Equestrian Centre, run in partnership with Hadlow College, hosted delegates from Setagaya Council on behalf of the Olympic Organising Committee for Tokyo, as part of the planning for the games in 2020.
Hadlow College is proud to announce that one of our students, Vince DeMarzo, took second place in the highly coveted 2016 Toro Young Student Greenkeeper of the Year awards.
Staff and students from Hadlow College volunteered in an amazing project over the summer, involving Great Ormond Street Hospital and the BBC TV series: DIY SOS: The Big Build.
Hadlow College Farm Shop will soon be moving from its current premises on the A26 to a new location, only a stone’s throw away, on Ashes Lane.
On the 5th October, the Hadlow College engineering team attended Crowborough and District Ploughing match and we are delighted to hear that two of our students won prizes!
Hadlow College is delighted to announce that they are the first centre in the UK to have been awarded approval to offer the newly developed 0143 Golf Greenkeeping Standard Apprenticeship.
In June, the Faculty of Animal Management based at Hadlow College ran their annual international study tour to the Mankwe Wildlife Reserve in South Africa for students studying on one of the 5 different degree programmes run by the department.
This year’s prestigious Thanet Earth Discovery Fellowship was awarded to Nathaniel Oliver and the 2016 Pepper Champion award was given to Clare Hogan, both 2nd year BSc (Hons) Commercial Horticulture students.
Two Green Living Walls have been installed at Hadlow College – in both exterior and interior locations. The walls, installed by Scotscape, a Surrey-based leading supplier of living walls, green roofs, irrigation and landscape construction services, are located on the side of the Elgar building and in the Maplesden Noakes reception area.
We are delighted to announce that one of our students has been selected as a finalist for a prestigious British Florist Association Industry Award in the ‘Florist Newcomer of the Year’ category. Hadlow College is also a shortlisted finalist for the ‘Training Provider of the Year’ award and one of our tutors, Caroline Miller, is nominated for ‘Floristry Tutor of the Year’.
Our students at Princess Christian’s Farm held a fundraising event to raise money for Toilet Twinning, a scheme which funds the work of leading relief charity Tearfund and their global partners to provide people in the poorest communities on the planet with a decent toilet, clean water and hygiene education.
Bourne Hatchery, Hadlow College’s Fisheries Department fish house, is having a large scale overhaul!
GCSE English – 10am to 2pm Thursday 11th August GCSE Maths – 9.30 to 2 pm Thursday 25 August
We're delighted to announce that the College and the Countryside Alliance Foundation's Fishing 4 Schools (F4S) project have received a £5,000 grant from the Angling Trust to improve facilities for disabled fishers and train young instructors at our Grove Farm Fishery.
During the renovation of Charlton Athletic's training ground at Sparrows Lane, Hadlow College students carefully moved and replanted a memorial garden.
On the 15th June, our Extended Diploma in Fish Management Year 1 students organised a charity fishing match at Claygate Lakes, Marden, for the entire cohort of Further Education students from Fisheries: Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 (year 2), as part of their Angling Unit.
The award-winning grooming salon at Hadlow College is looking for certain breeds of dogs to enable our students, under expert guidance from some of the UK's top groomers, to hone their skills and groom them to breed standards.
The Hadlow Group had a hugely successful three days at the Kent County Show this year. The main marquee had a countryside and sustainability theme, with a host of exciting stands and interactive activities on offer.
Our ED2 Agriculture students had a great result in the sheep classes at this year’s South of England show, as they walked away with some top prizes for their pedigree Lleyns.
Two second year students studying towards the Level 3 Diploma in Agricultural Engineering have been assisting the Marketing department and putting their welding skills to the test.
We welcomed a host of industry representatives to our HE Animal Management Open Afternoon event on 20th May, to celebrate the hard work of our final year students. The event, held at the college’s Animal Management Unit, brought together students, staff and selected attendees from organisations who had provided invaluable support to the degree students in their studies, such as Plantlife, Colchester Zoo, the Pet Industry Federation and the RSPCA.
Our Agricultural Engineering Team have recently completed the refurbishment of a highly notable Massey Ferguson 135. The tractor belongs to Alastair Campbell, the 4th Baron Colgrain, known as Lord Colgrain.
Canterbury Campus, Hadlow Campus, Mottingham Campus, Royal Borough of Greenwich Equestrian Skills and Riding Centre
Royal Borough of Greenwich Equestrian Skills and Riding Centre, Horticulture Skills Centre, Shooters Hill