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The centre will extend the existing higher education programmes in equine studies at Hadlow College in response to exceptional levels of student demand.
This also supports the links between the college and the equestrian industry, and the contribution this sector makes to the region and the wider economy. An estimated 220-270,000 people are employed in the equestrian industry and its support services throughout the country. Thirteen per cent of regular riders are based in London.
These funds will help the college to:
In response to similar levels of student demand, the centre will also extend the college’s higher education programmes in horticultural studies.
It will support the college in its work to:
The college’s horticultural programmes already successfully encourage progress from further education courses to higher-level learning. The extra resource will build on this activity and help to target students from disadvantaged backgrounds and those who are hard to reach.
The learning programmes in these two areas also use the many and extensive open spaces and parks within the Royal Borough, which cement the good community relations that exist already.
Hadlow College enjoys strong partnerships and links with relevant industries and these will facilitate work placements and job offers.
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