Nottingham Trent University - Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences

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Brackenhurst is a leading provider of college-level courses (Level 3 BTECs) in agriculture, animal sciences, equine sciences and horticulture.

We’re based 14 miles outside Nottingham. A dedicated 200-hectare farm and woodland estate, our rural campus provides the perfect outdoor classroom. We’ve offered specialist courses for more than 50 years.

Our courses are hands-on, give you loads of practical experience and can lead to a career in the subject you love. What’s more, as part of Nottingham Trent University, we offer great progression routes on to the University’s degree courses.

Find out more about how we can help you create your future on our website.


Our courses are taught in some of the best facilities around. We’ve invested over £20 million at Brackenhurst campus, creating the perfect place for you to learn. Our facilities include:

  • Animal Unit – home to more than 200 animals of over 60 different species.
  • Equestrian Centre– including stabling for 65 horses,international size indoor and outdoor riding arenas and a horse walker.
  • 200-hectare working farm – with specialist equipment and workshops.
  • Modern glasshouses – alongside polytunnels and a Victorian walled garden.
  • A brand new library.

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Come and find out how Brackenhurst can help you create your future at one of our open days. During the day you'll be able to take a guided tour of the campus and facilities, meet staff and current students, and find out more about your course.

These days are a fantastic way to find out if studying at Brackenhurst is for you.

Contact details

Nottingham Road
NG25 0QF

Tel: 0115 848 5299

For more information or to apply, please visit our website.