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Duchy College Rosewarne Rosewarne, Camborne, Cornwall TR14 0AB
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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.


  Featured Courses

Land-Based Studies (Countryside Conservation)

Level 1 • Full-time • Agriculture & Countryside Management

This sector is all about sustaining, protecting and using the natural environment. So if you love the countryside, are passionate about its protection and conservation, and the livelihoods that rely on its existence, then this is the career for you. This course is an ideal introduction to countryside and conservation studies, where you will learn the basic skills required to progress to further education in countryside and conservation, arboriculture or horticulture.

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RHS Certificate In The Principles Of Garden Planning, Establishment And Maintenance

Level 2 • Part-time • Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture

This course is a theory-based qualification to develop the essential skills needed to work in horticulture or to further develop your interest.

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RHS Certificate In Practical Horticulture

Level 1 • Part-time • Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture

This course provides an introduction to a range of essential horticultural skills. It provides an excellent foundation for further study within horticulture.

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Bee Keeping Introduction

No Qualification • Part-time • Agriculture & Countryside Management

The Basic Bee Keeping Part 1 is a 2 term course of 36 hours providing a grounding in beekeeping. This course aims to get you started before getting your bees. The course is an excellent grounding for those wishing to keep bees and involves lectures, practical demonstrations, sharing of experiences along with answers to those unsure of whether to keep bees or not. All teaching takes place at Rosewarne where West Cornwall Beekeepers Association has an outdoor apiary.

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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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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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