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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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Open Event at Duchy College Stoke Climsland

27 November 2021, 10:00-12:00


Discover our courses, tour our campuses and meet our amazing team at one of our Open Days! Our Open Days are the first step to finding the perfect college or university course for you. You can hear from our tutors, view our incredible facilities and get your first taste of the career goals we can

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Open Event at Duchy College Rosewarne

27 November 2021, 10:00-12:00


Discover our courses, tour our campuses and meet our amazing team at one of our Open Days! Our Open Days are the first step to finding the perfect college course for you. This event covers the further education, apprenticeship and degree opportunities you can study at Duchy College  Rosewarne. You

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Taster Day at Duchy College Stoke Climsland

22 February 2022, 09:00-17:00


Try a subject before you apply! If you are a year 10 or 11 student 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 meet other potential students so there

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Taster Day at Duchy College Rosewarne

23 February 2022, 10:00-15:00


Try a subject before you apply!  If you are a year 10 or 11 student, our taster days are your chance to get a taste of what college is really like.  You will meet our expert teaching staff, experience real course activities and try out the equipment, plus meet other potential students so there

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  Featured Courses

RHS Advanced Certificate In Practical Horticulture

Level 3 • Part-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


A practical-based qualification to improve the horticultural skills needed for career development to supervisory or management roles, or to further develop your interest. This course is ideal if you are self employed within horticulture and would like a formal qualification.

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FdSc Agriculture

Level 5 • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This agriculture programme widens your knowledge of the agricultural industry, with a view to managing agricultural operations after graduation. The programme provides a thorough understanding of modern farming production systems and an in-depth knowledge of the underlying scientific and technological principles. The FdSc Agriculture is delivered using a combination of approaches to enable the acquisition of required academic knowledge. Practical farm management is also integral and the programme benefits from industry-wide support. This course is available with a Science Gateway. Which is ideal for those who 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.

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English Language GCSE

Level 2 • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


GCSE English Language is a very important qualification for your future employment and progression. Most employers and universities still require you to have a Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language to apply for a place.

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Equine Conformation

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is designed to help in the understanding the conformation of horses and the capabilities nature has given them. What job should my horse be doing? Conformation relates to horse performance and soundness. The differences in conformation across breeds enable different uses and appropriateness for particular disciples. Recognising the elements of good conformation will aid in evaluation of athletic ability and those who may be predisposed to injury risk. This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

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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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Cornish college tutor honoured with international skills accolade

24th June 2021


A Cornwall-based college tutor has been honoured by a European skills body for making an outstanding contribution to education in the UK. 

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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

Expiry date: 31 August 2022

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Duchy College and Bicton College Further Education Prospectus 2022


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Publish date: 1 October 2021

Expiry date: 31 August 2021

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Falmouth Marine School Further Education Prospectus 2022


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