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Specialist qualifications, with Duchy College, where we make the outdoors your classroom

If you are wondering what to do after GCSEs we can help. Our courses are developed to help you reach your full potential. To do this we combine your qualification with work experience and personal skills and development to make you stand out from the crowd. We want to make sure that you are well prepared for work, further training or higher education.

At Duchy College we are career focused, offering skills training and qualifications to support you into employment that will map to the needs of our local and regional economy. Our curriculum provides hands-on practical training you can take straight into the workplace or progress onto higher study such as degrees and postgraduate qualifications.

Full-time education for school leavers at Duchy College begins with choosing a specialist qualification designed with your chosen career. We have a wide range of specialist subjects, both land-based and beyond across sport, public service and wider outdoor careers. You can choose from Agriculture to Zoology and everything in-between.

If you are fortunate enough to know the career route you want to follow, why wait? With an apprenticeship you can earn a real salary and learn in the workplace while you gain experience and qualifications. We offer a broad range of apprenticeships in land-based and animal care pathways to get your career started now.

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Virtual Courses and Careers Advice Event at Duchy College Stoke Climsland – January 2021

30 January 2021, 10:00-12:00


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Virtual Courses and Careers Advice Event at Duchy College Rosewarne- January 2021

30 January 2021, 10:00-12:00


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Virtual University Open Day at Duchy College Stoke Climsland – January 2021

30 January 2021, 10:00-12:00


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Virtual University Open Day at Duchy College Rosewarne – January 2021

30 January 2021, 10:00-12:00


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Courses and Careers Advice Event at Duchy College Stoke Climsland – March 2021

20 March 2021, 10:00-12:00


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Courses and Careers Advice Event at Duchy College Rosewarne – March 2021

20 March 2021, 10:00-12:00


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  Featured Courses

Canine First Aid

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


The course is designed to give the basic skills needed to handle all types of situations involving your dog at home or your place of work. Students will learn how to assess general dog health and recognise any signs of poor health including how to check vital signs.

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Extended Diploma in Sport (Sports Coaching)

Level 3 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Whether you are interested in coaching, fitness training, leisure management or any one of the many exciting roles in the sector, then this is the course for you. This will be your stepping stone to a career in the sport, health and fitness industry! The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it’s about both practical and theoretical learning – you’ll be spending a lot of time outside the classroom doing practical sport and fitness in our on-campus sports hall, fully equipped gym and grass pitches. Our industry-experienced teachers combine theory and practical learning enabling you to progress towards a career in sport. You’ll be looking at everything from: fitness training and programming, the skills, techniques and tactical awareness involved in sport, along with developing your essential teamwork and leadership skills. In addition, you will be carrying out your very own personal fitness plan as you progress through the course. In essence, you’ll be developing all of the essential skills you need to start your journey towards a career in sport, health and fitness. Cornwall College has a selection of college sports teams, which regularly train and compete at a participatory and competitive level, student, are encouraged to get involved with these to supplement your studies. Whatever your sport may be there is an opportunity to work with our experienced team to develop your skills and fitness to help you reach the next level. In addition Duchy College Stoke has an amazing partnership in place with Plymouth Argyle FC. Students on our sports programmes can opt in to study a football specific programme with high quality training delivered by Argyle staff twice a week and fixtures taking place most Wednesday afternoons, all of which go towards the evidence needed to complete your course, playing football actually is your college course. We have excellent links with local employers and sports clubs, providing amazing work experience and volunteering opportunities. Many of our students have gone on to employment further afield or abroad. As a Level 3 course, this diploma is all about you growing as a sports coach by effectively knowing how the body works, to successfully planning and delivering your very own sport coaching/fitness session. Our highly-skilled and motivated staff have a wealth of knowledge and experience in sport, health and fitness. They are there to give you the very best start to your career.

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Growing vegetables in a Potager garden

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


This course looks at the planning and essential requirements for a Potager and how to grow 6 different vegetables. The day will include preparing an outdoor seed bed, weather permitting. This course will run from 10am – 4pm.

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Beginners Tractor Driving

No Qualification • • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This is a practical course for those with little or no previous tractor and machine handling experience and on successful completion you will achieve an NPTC Level 2 Award in Tractor Driving and Handling. Please note – This course does not licence those who pass to drive on the Highway.

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Lecturer swops the icy shores of Antarctica for Duchy College

14th January 2021


An adventurous new lecturer has joined the teaching team at Duchy College following a chilly stint working in Antarctica.

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The Cornwall College Group receives glowing interim Ofsted report

17th December 2020


The year has ended on a high for The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) following a positive interim Ofsted report. The report focussed on the Group’s response to COVID-19 and highlighted the leadership’s decisive action in ensuring its 13,000 learners were supported through a difficult year.

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College commits to free school meals throughout Christmas

2nd December 2020


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  Work experience and industry placements

If you are between 16 and 18 years old you will be expected to complete a Work Experience Placement as part of your course. This involves working at a local business or sector relevant employer, like a local farm, or animal sanctuary that is relevant to the course you are studying. The minimum amount of time you would spend on work experience is one week but this will change depending on your course.

If you are on a level 3 course your work experience may take the form of an Industry Placement. An Industry Placement is a minimum of 315 hours (approx. 45 days) and involves actively contributing to the workplace while working on targets which you have set yourself. These targets may be hard skills i.e. knowledge and skills related to the industry, as well as soft skills i.e. behaviours, values and employability.

The Industry Placement and Work Experience Placement that you undertake will depend on your course and circumstances. This will be discussed in more detail at your interview. See the current vacancies we have to give you an idea of what is possible.

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Military & Protective Services Academy
Animal Management & Veterinary Nursing
Sports & Fitness
Foundation Learning
Construction
Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture

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Duchy College and Bicton College Further Education Prospectus 2020


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