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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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Taster Day at Duchy College Stoke Climsland

31 May 2022, 09:00-17:00


Try a subject before you apply! If you are a year 10 or 11 student (or 17+ for our fitness taster only) our taster days are your chance to get a taste of what college is really like. You will meet our expert teaching staff, get hands-on with real course activities and try out the equipment, plus

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Agriculture Recruitment Event

13 June 2022, 17:30-19:00


Do you have experience in Agriculture or have you always wanted to support young adults to reach their full potential ? Due to growth in student numbers Duchy College at Stoke Climsland needs you? So, if you can provide a positive experience for learners that will help them achieve their maximum

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Access to HE Open Evening at Stoke Climsland

14 June 2022, 17:00-19:00


Discover our range of Access to Higher Education (HE) courses and meet our amazing team at one of our Access to HE Open Evenings! If you’d like to study for a degree and are aged 19 and over, but don’t have the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could help refresh your study

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Stoke Climsland Family Fun Day

26 June 2022, 10:00-16:00


Join us for our Family Fun Day at Duchy College Stoke Climsland on Sunday 26th of June. Expect a day full of food, entertainment and activities to suit everyone. More information & Book Tickets Please ensure you pre book your tickets before you make your way to join us. Adult £5 Child (5-15

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  Featured Courses

Extended Diploma in Outdoor Adventure Education

Level 3 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Would you like to work in the outdoor adventure sports industry? Our Level 3 outdoor adventure sports course is the perfect opening course to start your career as an instructor. This programme is all about immersing you in the outdoor industry and developing the essential and advanced skills that you will need to excel. Let us work with you to develop the key skills and qualities required to succeed in this exciting world of outdoor adventure education. Practical learning in the outdoors, is the best way to success in this industry. Our course will have you learning outside the classroom, guided by highly experienced instructors and lecturers. You will have access to all of the latest sports equipment and the best outdoor sports venues, coaches and lecturers in the county. When you are in the classroom, you will be educated on industry leading guidelines on theory, safety and performance. There is no better place to learn than at Duchy College. Our outdoor leadership syllabus covers • Experience in a wide range of outdoor activities • Developing your skills as a sports coach • Leadership as an outdoor instructor • Understanding the outdoor business sector • Employment in the outdoor industry • Managing risk • Keeping people safe in the outdoors In addition to understanding the essentials in this industry you will investigate; • How the body and mind cope alongside adventure sport • Fitness as a contributor towards personal development • planning and delivering engaging outdoor activities, and • Leadership styles to the most out of your clients. When you’re not in the classroom, our highly experienced instructors will have you out and about for a whole day of practical activity one day a week, throughout the academic calendar. All this and more Throughout the course we will also invite you to participate in range of adventurous challenges. A few on your must-do list should be; • Snowdonia National Park experience week • Navigation expeditions on Dartmoor • Canoeing expeditions on the Fal River • Rock Climbing and abseiling experiences • Mountain Biking Trails, and much more About the campus As a student you will have access to our on-site gym and sports hall. You will also benefit from being situated in one of the best placed college campuses for outdoor activities anywhere in the UK.

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BA (Hons) International Golf Management (Level 6 Only)

Level 6 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


The aim of this 1 year Level 6/Top Up programme is to provide a progression route for students who have completed a relevant Foundation Degree/HND/Level 5. They will extend their knowledge of the key principles and concepts of golf management, both internationally and nationally. Graduates will be able to meet the expectations of employers as competent golf managers who can apply scientific and management principles to their practice whilst being able to predict the outcomes of theory actions and generate policy and management initiatives. Students will learn the necessary skills and qualifications which will allow them to gain purposeful employment within the golf industry, whilst allowing them to continue their practical golf development and further their playing career. There are additional programme costs of £9250.00 (excluding tuition fee of £9250.00 per annum) to cover the costs of all accommodation, golf tuition, range and gym facilities. Please contact jeanette.lyons@thegolfcollege.com for more information regarding deposits and accommodation.

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Canine First Aid

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Rosewarne, 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. Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only This course will run from 09:00-16:00

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FdSc Equitation, Training & Behaviour

Level 5 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This programme has been designed for anyone who is interested in the training, behaviour and welfare of horses used for a wide range of purposes, from leisure to international competition. Delivery by a team of experienced professionals with established research in biomechanics, behaviour, psychology and the horse-human relationship, ensures that content is contemporary and encompasses recent advances within industry, whilst allowing exploration of traditional, established and emerging equestrian disciplines alike. Applicants should be interested in investigating all aspects of equitation through objective scientific research to support the horse within all aspects of horse-human interactions. We encourage you to develop your individual abilities and test factual knowledge through a variety of assessment methods including posters, leaflets, practical demonstrations and some written work. This programme will enable you to justify the use of horses for a range of purposes within the industry in which you will be employed. You will gain a detailed understanding of underpinning biology and psychology to support and develop an understanding of the complexities of working with horses. This is through a mixture of taught and practical sessions which are integral to the programme. Riding is offered within the practical day at the on-site Equestrian Centre which is managed by an experienced equitation science postgraduate with many years of industry experience. In addition your personal and professional skills are developed through work-related learning in industry, which is part of the course. There are study tours in both the first and second years to enhance and consolidate your experience which requires an additional financial contribution from each student. This course is also available with Science Gateway, perfect for you if you would like to study any of the science-based Foundation Degrees (FdSc) we offer, but don’t have the right qualifications or grades to do so. Download FdSc Equitation Training and Behaviour Programme Specification (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/FdSc-Equitation-Training-and-Behaviour-Programme-Specification-2021-22.pdf Download FdSc Equitation Training and Behaviour Module Appendix Handbook (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/FdSc-Equitation-Training-and-Behaviour-Module-Appendix-Handbook-2021-22.pdf

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Duchy College celebrating the advancements of sustainable dairy farming at Future Farm

11th May 2022


In a celebration of research and innovation in sustainable dairy farming, Future Farm held its stakeholder launch event at Duchy College Stoke Climsland campus on Friday, 6th of May.

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Carbon-cutting farm project gets underway

15th October 2021


Cornwall’s pioneering agricultural research and education facility at Duchy College Stoke Climsland has kick-started its first international carbon-cutting project.  

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27th May 2021


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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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Cornwall College Further Education Prospectus 2022


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Publish date: 1 October 2021

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Duchy College and Bicton College Further Education Prospectus 2022


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Publish date: 1 October 2021

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Falmouth Marine School Further Education Prospectus 2022


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