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Duchy College Rosewarne

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Mathematics GCSE

Level 2 • Part-time • Duchy College Rosewarne, Duchy College Stoke Climsland

GCSE Maths and English are probably the most important qualifications you'll ever take! The course is primarily for students who wish to gain valuable qualifications without having to attend College full time. Did you know that most employers still require you to have achieved a Grade C or above in GCSE Maths and English? Did you also know that even if you have achieved a degree in Higher Education, you still need GCSE Maths and English to become a teacher?

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Animal Care Certificate

Level 2 • Full-time • Duchy College Rosewarne, Duchy College Stoke Climsland

This Level 2 Animal Care course is available both Duchy college campuses, which are each home to a large variety of animals. The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care is about preparing you for any career with animals. Whether going into further study, wanting to become a pet shop assistant, a zoo keeper or work in rescue centres, this course sets you up for a career in the animal industry. Caring for animals can be an extremely fulfilling and rewarding career. From working in kennels and catteries to pet shops, rescue centres or sanctuaries, there is a wide range of careers available on successful completion of your course. With access to animal collections on campus you will gain the practical training you need to pursue a career in this exciting industry. This is a one year course than runs from September to July. It is run over 4 days at college and 1 day at a work experience placement to gain at all important experience. This course uses a balance of theory and practice to help you develop the skills and knowhow to confidently work with animals’ great and small. You will cover a broad range of topics that cater for all animals from small to large mammals, to birds, reptiles, fish and amphibians. You will learn how to maintain animal health and welfare, how to care for feeding and accommodation routines. You will explore animal behaviour and correct handling techniques, along with ensuring Health & Safety is paramount in the Animal and Land based industries. You will learn about how to care for exotics animals and how animals’ biological systems work. You will also get to choose between either Introduction to Caring for Horses or Livestock. You will trial both units before deciding which you would like to develop further. You will study a combination of theory and practical work, and can expect to spend time both at college and in a work experience placement of your choice. You will also have the opportunity to go on field trips to local zoos, wildlife parks and animal sanctuaries. You will need to purchase PPE to wear during your practical sessions. More information about what PPE will be required will be provided upon application.

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Veterinary Nursing Diploma

Level 3 • Work-based • Duchy College Rosewarne

Our veterinary nursing teaching areas are designed to simulate a veterinary practice. We have a 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, anesthetic machines, operating tables and a large variety of surgical instruments. We also have a range of mannequins, from life-size Labradors to no so life-size ponies and with working farms and equestrian centres you will also have access to animals seen in large animal practices. As a veterinary nurse you will provide support to sick and injured animals who are receiving treatment in a veterinary practice and provide expert nursing care. You will help to educate owners on maintaining the health of their pets and carry out a range of medical treatments under veterinary supervision. Knowing that you have helped nurse animals back to full health is one of the most rewarding careers.

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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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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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Duchy College Micropropagation Unit

A nationally renowned research unit for the propagation and cultivation of endangered plant species

The micropropagation unit at Duchy College, Rosewarne was established in 1991, primarily as an educational resource for horticultural students studying at the College. Over a number of years, the Duchy College facility has become an important, nationally renowned, research unit for the propagation and cultivation of endangered plant species.

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Rosewarnes Restaurant

Rosewarne Restaurant pride themselves on their quality home cooked meals made freshly each day, along with scrumptious homemade sandwiches. Visit Rosewarne’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. Rosewarne’s 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


The Eden Project
Rural Business School
Rosewarne Nursery


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Students have ‘summit’ on their mind

Students have ‘summit’ on their mind

27th May 2021

Students at colleges in Cornwall are sending a message to the world’s leaders through a series of videos titled ‘#heyG7’.

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Minister praises college for ‘innovative’ eco agenda

Minister praises college for ‘innovative’ eco agenda

24th May 2021

A senior government minister has praised a Cornish college group for its innovation in the sustainable agriculture sector ahead of the G7 leader’s summit this June.  

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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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