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Agriculture & Agricultural Engineering

By studying a course in agriculture or agricultural engineering at Hadlow College you can become part of an industry which is key to the production of food, preservation of the countryside and the ongoing survival of the rural economy.

Agriculture

Through practical experience on the College farms and dairy, as well as working on machinery and in our workshop facilities, students gain an in-depth understanding of the skills they need to work within the Agricultural industry. They are involved in all aspects of the farming year - including lambing, shearing, ploughing and harvest - and assist with the College’s award-winning dairy herd. The Agricultural team have an array of experience ranging from crop, soil, plant, livestock, machinery and business management, and bring this knowledge and experience to the delivery of the courses. The courses have a mixture of practical and theory and are delivered making use of the excellent Agricultural facilities.

Partnerships for Area

FGS, Burdens farms, Park Farm and JPF Farms.

Careers

  • Farm Worker
  • Shepherd
  • Stockperson
  • Assistant Farm Manager
  • Herdsperson
  • Agriculture Contractor
  • Agriculture Engineer or Technician
  • Groundcare Engineer or Technician
  • Self-employed Engineer or Technician
  • Tractor Driver
  • Agriculture Inspector

 

Agricultural Engineering

Through practical experience in the College workshops, as well as working on machinery restoration projects for local farmers, students gain an in-depth understanding of the skills they need to work within the Agricultural engineering industry. They are involved in all aspects of engineering - including welding, fabrication, servicing, engine and transmission rebuilds, hydraulics and suspension systems, restorations, machinery operations and ploughing.

The engineering team have an array of experience ranging from workshop management, engineering, machinery operation specialists and industry trainers. All our staff bring this knowledge and experience to the delivery of the course.

The course has a mixture of practical and theory and is delivered making use of the excellent Agricultural workshop facilities and machinery training yard.

Partnerships for Area

Crawfords, Haynes, Burden Bros, Agwoods and Coppards.

Careers

  • Agricultural Engineer or Technician
  • Groundcare Engineer or Technician
  • Self-Employed Engineer or Technician
  • Truck or Bus Engineer or Technician
  • Workshop Manager
  • Machinery Contractor
  • Dealership Technician
  • Interchangeable Large Motor Vehicle Skills

 

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Sally Shepherd

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I love all things practical, getting stuck in and learning on the job

Sally Shepherd
Level 3 Agriculture

"I knew I always wanted to study agriculture; I love all things practical, getting stuck in and learning on the job. Livestock practicals and machinery were the most interesting parts of the course for me and I learnt many skills that I still use today – it’s all experience that adds up in the long run. After Hadlow, I went and worked on a dairy farm in Buckinghamshire, then moved on to work with sheep, lambing 2,100 of them in Wales. I then secured a full-time job in mid-Wales as a shepherdess, running 800 ewes."

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