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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

Land & Wildlife Management Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


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. If you would love a career working outdoors then this course is ideal for you. Throughout your studies you will learn the skills and knowledge needed to manage land and wildlife. With access to our beautiful Rosewarne campus, spread over approximately 47 hectares, you will be able to immerse yourself in every aspect of countryside living.

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RHS Certificate In Practical Horticulture

Level 1 • Part-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


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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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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FdSc Veterinary Nursing

Level 5 • Full-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


This popular programme provides an ideal graduate-level route into veterinary nursing and successful completion allows registration with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN). The programme is run over three years and is strongly linked to the workplace: you undertake a veterinary nursing placement in practice for two to three days per week in the first and second years and full-time in the third year. Work-related learning is fully integrated, with 1800 hours of completed veterinary nursing work experience and assessments for the programme relating directly to the veterinary nursing industry. The modules offered provide a broad education in veterinary nursing of small animals – covering all of the requirements necessary to register as an RVN – as well as in additional areas such as animal behaviour, care and rehabilitation and animal nutrition. You will explore current issues in the industry and are encouraged to investigate areas of your interest. A research project is completed in the third year. The programme is delivered by a team of specialists including veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, animal scientists and zoologists, all of whom have practical industry experience.

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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

Virtual University Open Day at Duchy College Rosewarne – January 2021

Virtual University Open Day at Duchy College Rosewarne – January 2021

30 January 2021, 10:00-12:00


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Virtual Courses and Careers Advice Event at Duchy College Rosewarne- January 2021

Virtual Courses and Careers Advice Event at Duchy College Rosewarne- January 2021

30 January 2021, 10:00-12:00


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University Open Day at Duchy College Rosewarne – March 2021

University Open Day at Duchy College Rosewarne – March 2021

20 March 2021, 10:00-12:00


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Courses and Careers Advice Event at Duchy College Rosewarne – March 2021

Courses and Careers Advice Event at Duchy College Rosewarne – March 2021

20 March 2021, 10:00-12:00


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Taster Day at Duchy College Rosewarne – April 2021

Taster Day at Duchy College Rosewarne – April 2021

7 April 2021, 10:00-15:00


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  News

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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