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Telephone
0330 123 4784
Address
Duchy College Stoke Climsland Stoke Climsland, Callington, Cornwall PL17 8PB
Email
stoke.enquiries@duchy.ac.uk
Opening Hours
Mon-Thurs 8:30am-5pm, Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

Duchy College Stoke Climsland

Our campus is nestled in the rural Cornish countryside at Stoke Climsland. The campus offers great land-based activities and during your time here you are more than welcome to make use of the grounds and use all of our facilities.

Please notify us in advance if you are unable to attend college via our Absence Form

  Featured Courses

Junior Tractor Maintenance

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is suitable for 13-16 year olds who want to know a little more about maintaining tractors. This course will cover: General health and safety practice when working in a workshop and on machines. Pre- use inspection including but not comprehensive, checking tyres, checking fluid levels, air filters and lights. Changing fuel filters and how to bleed a fuel system. Carrying out a full 150 hour service on a tractor following manufacturer’s instructions. Completion of relevant records to meet health and safety requirements. On completion you will be awarded with a Duchy College attendance certificate.

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Chainsaw Maintenance And Cross Cutting

Level 2 • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is the introduction to the suite of NPTC Certificate of Competence chainsaw qualifications. The course runs every month for a duration of 3 days. Please contact us for information on dates and times. You will cover the following: Basic use and maintenance of the chainsaw Current health and safety legislation and safety clothing (PPE) guidance Fuel mixtures and lubricants Power unit, safety features, recoil starter Chain identification, bar maintenance, sharpening Hot and cold start Chainsaw handling and cutting techniques

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Agriculture (Stockperson) Apprenticeship

Level 2 • Work-based • Duchy College Rosewarne, Duchy College Stoke Climsland


The industry provides unique opportunities for young people to work in a technically advanced and innovative environment, producing one of the country’s most important products – food which accounts for 14% of the British GDP. Businesses within the industry range from small family farms through to large integrated organisations working across the food supply chain. The key role for a Stockperson is to raise the animals with optimal welfare and consideration for their needs throughout the different stages of their life. This is practical work involving a combination of technology and manual labour. Being a stockperson requires compassion, self-motivation and the ability to work in a team and independently. A stockperson will be responsible for their own work, but will have close supervision. As animal welfare is a priority on farms, key to being a good stockperson is understanding your limits and knowing when to ask for help. Working with live animals presents a range of challenges to overcome and ensures no two days will be the same. This standard follows a ‘core and options’ approach. The core covers the generic requirements for looking after animals competently and the sector options provide more specific needs for different livestock. One option will be taken in addition to the core skills to complete this apprenticeship, which provides a solid foundation for a range of progression opportunities within the industry. At college you will cover 50% theory and 50% practical work, which will include learning more about tractor and machinery use, nutrition, health and welfare, health and safety, environment and conservation, and welding. You will be expected to undertake and pass a range of courses as part of this apprenticeship to include emergency first aid at work and the safe use of pesticides as well as choosing to do one of the following Boom sprayer, mounted, trailed or self-propelled equipment Granular applicator equipment Handheld applicator equipment Other short legislative courses are heavily subsidised such as Tele Handler, ATV and Mule.

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Agriculture Certificate

Level 2 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Agriculture is arguably the most important industry in the world and without the food, clothing and fibres it provides, we simply wouldn’t survive. Now an industry with highly-mechanised processes, employment in this sector goes beyond farm workers and managers to engineers, consultants and scientists. This is a full-time course for anyone who wants a broad introduction to the agricultural industry. Throughout the course you will develop skills and knowledge in a range of farming disciplines and technologies. You can expect to develop a wide range of skills across the range of farm enterprises. You are also required to complete 150 hours of work experience as a core element of your study programme, providing invaluable exposure to the industry. We are very proud of our Home Farms at Bicton College and Duchy College Stoke Climsland, which both incorporate dairy herds, the milk from which is sold to Saputo UK (formerly Dairy Crest) and is used to make Cathedral City cheddar. Bicton Home Farm totals 147 hectares used for grass and crop production, as well as a central area of parkland, on which we support a flock of 120 Mule ewes. We have many upgrades and improvements planned. Duchy College Home Farm totals 240 hectares of farmed land, including grassland, forage maize, winter wheat and spring barley, a flock of 100 February lambing Highlander cross Texels, a flock of 100 pure Highlanders, as well as three breeding sows and their piglets. We are currently developing a new 200 cow dairy unit.

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  Facilities

Students’ Union

Cornwall College Student Union (CCSU) exists to represent your voice at every level in the College and to make sure you have a fantastic time while you are a student with us. Every campus has a team of elected student officers who will be working hard all year, from organising parties, to running campaigns, and you have plenty of chances to get involved. The Students Union is one of the best things about the College and you have the power to determine what it’s doing!

Remember, YOUR UNION, YOUR VOICE! Degree students can also access the University of Plymouth Students Union.

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Accommodation

We understand that many of you may need accommodation, which is why we can provide you with options both on and off campus.

At Duchy College Stoke Climsland we pride ourselves on the care we provide to our Students. Parents and guardians will be pleased to hear that the care of the students is also assessed by Government Standards and Ofsted. We can offer you various accommodation options both on and off campus. This ranges from full board with three cooked meals, seven days a week, to self-catering for older students.

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Future Farm

The Daniel Building is the first part of the Future Farm project to be completed; a £10 million scheme including a new higher education hub and state-of-the-art dairy unit. The campus occupies a 660-acre estate with dairy, beef, sheep, arable and forage crops plus a range of dry and wet habitats typical of the area. Our teaching accommodation is recently built with well-equipped workshops and laboratories and we have an impressive portfolio of up-to-date farm machinery.

We are also home to the Rural Business School, giving you unique opportunities to be involved in project work and meet industry leaders. You will benefit from our close relationships with agencies across the UK (including EBLEX, the NFU and Defra) and our links with industry across Europe mean excellent opportunities to experience alternative farming systems.

Learning Centre

The Learning Centres (LCs) offer a range of resources, facilities and support for your studies In each Learning Centre you will find a range of resources and staff who can help with
• Finding and using books, ebooks and journals
• Support for developing your study and research skills
• Help with using college computers and software
We have a network of 9 learning centres across our campuses, resources can be sourced from all.

Opening times:
Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5pm
Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Varied opening hours during half terms and holidays.

Flying Start Childcare

We offer great childcare at Duchy College Stoke Climsland. If you have young children you may be eligible for financial support towards your childcare costs.

Nurseries
Our nursery, provides high quality childcare; enabling you to leave your child or children in good hands while you are in class.
Take-up for places is very competitive so you should contact the nursery as soon as you know you need a place.

For more information:
Call: 01752 840240
Visit: flyingstart.uk.com

Pastures Restaurant

Pastures Restaurant 
The campus restaurant has a hot food counter and snack shack open every day.

Opening times:
Monday – Friday 8.30 – 2.30pm.

Evolve Sport, Fitness & Outdoors

Students are able to take part in free and subsidised sporting and recreational activities. Our College Sportsmaker arranges a varied timetable of activities each term.

The facilities include, 4 court sports hall, football pitches, climbing tower, lake for watersports, orienteering course, and a fitness suite. The College also has a golf putting green and swing studio and employs a full time golf professional.
Sporting activities include; hockey, netball, football, kayaking, horse riding, climbing, running, fitness classes, archery, lacrosse, racket sports, dodgeball and more.

For more information:
Email: sportsmaker@cornwall.ac.uk

Equine & Animal Management

The Stoke Climsland Equestrian Centre is equipped with two indoor arenas, a large outdoor arena, a weighbridge, horse walker, wash down and solarium facilities as well as state-of–the-art equipment and technology, all of which are used extensively by students. Duchy College is also home to the Equitation Science Research and Training Centre which works closely with the International Society for Equitation Science.

The Animal Management Centre provides accommodation, enclosures and paddocks for a wide range of animals, including small animals, aquatics, reptiles, invertebrates, poultry, waterfowl and farm animals. Students are also able to learn in a dog grooming room, cat play room and fully equipped laboratory facilities for biological sciences.

  Subject Areas

Agriculture & Countryside Management
Animal Management & Veterinary Nursing
Business School
Construction
Equine
Foundation Learning
Golf
Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture
Land-based Engineering & Technology
Military & Protective Services Academy
Sports & Fitness
Teaching & Education

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  Events

Taster Day at Duchy College Stoke Climsland – June 2021

Taster Day at Duchy College Stoke Climsland – June 2021

1 June 2021, 09:00-17:00


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  News

Sustainability tops college timetable during week-long eco conference

Sustainability tops college timetable during week-long eco conference

12th April 2021


A leading local college is renewing its focus on sustainability by hosting many of Cornwall’s most influential voices from the environmental movement in a series of talks and workshops. 

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Senior Army Officer returns to Cornwall College to inspire latest student cohort

Senior Army Officer returns to Cornwall College to inspire latest student cohort

31st March 2021


The most senior Warrant Officer in the British Army has inspired the latest generation of students at his former college, encouraging them to consider following in his footsteps.

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Virtual event showcases land-based college opportunities

Virtual event showcases land-based college opportunities

17th March 2021


Those considering a career in a land-based industry are in luck as specialist training provider Duchy College hosts a virtual showcase of its two incredible campuses.

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Ofsted awards The Cornwall College Group highest judgement – significant progress – following monitoring visit 

Ofsted awards The Cornwall College Group highest judgement – significant progress – following monitoring visit 

17th March 2021


Ofsted has awarded the highest possible outcome for The Cornwall College Group (TCCG), following a successful monitoring inspection in February.   

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Lecturer swops the icy shores of Antarctica for Duchy College

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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