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Telephone
0330 123 4784
Address
Duchy College Rosewarne Rosewarne, Camborne, Cornwall TR14 0AB
Email
rosewarne.enquiries@duchy.ac.uk
Opening Hours
Mon-Thurs 8:30am-5pm, Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

Duchy College Rosewarne

Duchy College Rosewarne is situated just outside Camborne on a working farm. Our extensive beautiful grounds are spread over approximately 47 hectares and are an excellent horticultural resource with national plant collections on campus.

Onsite we have a working nursery where we grow and sell our own plants, a protected cropping unit of glasshouses, polytunnels and conservation areas, a designated floristry department and a micropropagation unit.

We also have land-based engineering workshops, specialist veterinary nursing facilities and a state of the art animal management centre housing a wide range of animal species, from small mammals to reptiles, birds and farm livestock.

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

  Featured Courses

Animal Care Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Duchy College Rosewarne, Duchy College Stoke Climsland


If you are interested in working with animals and are considering working in this rewarding and varied industry, the Level 1 Land-based Operations course is for you. As you study you will learn, develop and practice skills required for employment and/or career progression in the Land-based sector and gain valuable transferable skills. Throughout the course you will be challenged, but the team of dedicated tutors will support you every step of the way to explore where you might want your career path to take you. The Level 1 Diploma also offers the opportunity to improve on your GCSE grades in Maths and English if you want to gain a higher grade. This could assist you to progress onto a Level 2 programme or Apprenticeship. At Duchy College, Rosewarne. The Animal Care Unit is a wonderful learning environment and offers practical and theory sessions which are taught using the on-site facilities which are truly amazing. You will work in groups and complete practical tasks, under supervision, working on the College Campus with the wide range of animals in the Animal Unit. The animals you will be working with range from Large animals (Goats, Donkeys, pigs etc), Small animals (Rabbits, Guinea pigs, Chinchillas, Degus, Hamsters, Mice etc), Birds (Finches, Parakeets, Quails etc) and Exotics including (Reptiles, Amphibians and fish) so you can see there is literally something for everyone. You will also have the opportunity to learn about growing food plants, making use of the College’s diverse facilities. At Duchy College Stoke Climsland We have a large range of animals at the college including rabbits and guinea pigs, goats, pigs, and rodents. We also have snakes, lizards, amphibians as well as fish. Alongside practical lessons your theory lessons in the classroom will include Health and Safety, preparing to work in Land-based industry, assist with the health and well-being of animals, introduction to wildlife and conservation, assist with feeding and watering animals, assist with the preparation and maintenance of animal accommodation and assist with the handling and restraint of animals. All units are designed to give you the basic skills needed to care for a range of animals. Our animal care unit has been built to provide an environment for students to be able to learn the basics of animal care replicating industry standards. Our lecturers have background knowledge and experience in the animal care industry and are passionate about sharing this with students. During the course there will be guest speakers to share their knowledge and experience to enhance your learning and personal development. You will also have the opportunity to visit some animal establishments to see how your learning can be put into practice in the world of work.

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Technical Certificate In Floristry

Level 2 • Full-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


This City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Floristry is perfect for you if you are looking to start a career within the floristry industry. If you like to interact with others, be creative and are keen to develop practical, technical floristry skills, then this qualification is for you You willl love the supportive, friendly teaching in a beautiful campus and opportunities to develop your creativity.

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RHS Certificate In Principles Of Plant Growth, Health And Applied Propagation

Level 3 • Part-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


This is a theory based qualification and will improve your horticultural knowledge. It is ideal if you want to develop your career in horticulture and progress onto a supervisory or management role.

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RHS Certificate In The Principles Of Plant Growth, Propagation & Development

Level 2 • Part-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


This is a theory based course focusing on plant growth, propagation and development.

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  Facilities

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, including using the Internet for research and avoiding plagiarism
• Help with using college computers and software

We have a network of 9 learning centres across our campuses, resources can be sourced from all.

Rosewarne Nursery

This well established Nursery supplies most of the garden centres across Cornwall including Carnon Downs, Chacewater and Trevena Cross, as well as prestigious clients such as the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan and the National Trust. Sustainability and environmental issues are always at the forefront of our work here, for example, using peat-free compost and relying on borehole water to supply the nursery.

We supply a broad variety of plants including Southern Hemisphere plants, coastal plants and a good range of hardy shrubs, grasses and herbaceous varieties focussing on the landscape trade.

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Choughs Restaurant

Chough’s at Rosewarne pride themselves on their quality home cooked meals made freshly each day, along with scrumptious homemade sandwiches. Visit Chough’s and meet their friendly staff who are only too willing to help cater for all your dietary requirements.

If you wish to order any specific items or if you require catering for events please contact each individual eatery. Choughs has a 5 Rating and Platinum Award for Cornwall Healthy Eating Federation.

Opening times:
8.30am – 4pm (term time)

For more information:
Call: 01209 721348

Students’ Union & Sports Activities

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

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

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Animal Management Centre

The Centre is a state of the art facility that houses its own exotics room with reptiles and a range of invertebrate, the only one of its kind in Cornwall, and a small mammal room with a range of pet shop animals. Rosewarne is also home to a range of farm livestock.

The salon is bright, roomy, air conditioned, has easy to clean flooring and walls and a viewing window for others to observe lessons. The lecturers are industry experts and qualified in both teaching and dog grooming. The Course Manager is a registered Dog Behaviour Trainer and a dog groomer. The welfare and safety of the dogs are taken into account at all times so both dogs and students feel at ease throughout the process.

Veterinary Nursing Facilities

Our Veterinary Nursing teaching areas are designed to simulate a veterinary practice. We have an radiography room, laboratory, kennel area and operating theatre. We have many pieces of equipment that you would expect to find in a veterinary practice such as microscopes, anaesthetic machines, operating tables and large variety of surgical instruments. We also have a range of ‘mannequins’ from life size labradors to not so life size ponies.

We also have access to the varied animals in the Animal Care department from rabbits to chickens, donkeys to iguanas.

  Subject Areas

Agriculture & Countryside Management
Animal Management & Veterinary Nursing
Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture

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  Events

Taster Day at Duchy College Rosewarne – June 2021

Taster Day at Duchy College Rosewarne – June 2021

2 June 2021, 10:00-15:00


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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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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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Taster day for budding college students

Taster day for budding college students

12th October 2020


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Career boosting conservation collaboration

Career boosting conservation collaboration

14th September 2020


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