The College

Welcome to Bishop Burton - one of the UK's leading land-based Colleges

As one of the country’s finest land-based colleges Bishop Burton has a national reputation for quality and is the only College in the UK to hold Centre of Vocational Excellence status in both Agriculture and Equine.

What courses are on offer?

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The College offers a wide range of land-based and non land-based courses for those looking for Further or Higher Education and many courses offer clear progression routes from Entry Level through to Honours Degrees and beyond.

The College also offers a wide range of apprenticeships and work-based learning opportunities for those who would prefer to earn while they learn.

Many of our apprentices attend college on a day or block-release basis.

Careers advice and courses are available in the following areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Management
  • Art
  • Business Management
  • Art & Design
  • Early Years
  • Engineering
  • Equine
  • Floristry
  • Fisheries Management
  • Food
  • Foundation Studies
  • Gamekeeping
  • Garden Design
  • Horticulture
  • Sport
  • Planning and Development
  • Professional Development
  • Public Services
  • Fashion and Textiles
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Environmental Conservation

Bishop Burton College also has an effective support network for all learners including welfare officers, sports development, chaplaincy and a warden service.

What else is available on campus?

The main campus in Bishop Burton village is home to a 360 hectare mixed farm which includes a Freedom Food assured, high-welfare pig unit, and brand-new dairy parlour, beef unit and sheep facilities.

The College also boasts a state-of-the-art equine unit and therapy centre, which incorporates the new Olympic-standard Bishop Burton Arena, and animal management facilities.

Amenities include residential accommodation for more than 300 students including two brand-new hostels, numerous catering establishments, bar, varied social calendar, sports hall and gym. Sports teams include football, rugby, hockey, netball and clay pigeon shooting.

Campus developments

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The College has recently invested £40million in an ambitious campus redevelopment scheme, which includes a new state of the art Learning Resource Centre, Sport & Fitness complex and Bishop Burton Equine Arena.

Other projects include-

  • Introduction of a green traffic plan, car park and main entrance
  • Floodlit, 4G all-weather pitches
  • Ensuite student residential accommodation
  • Equine centre including Olympic-standard arena, new outdoor arenas, stabling, hacking track, practical unit and therapy rooms
  • Sheep, dairy and beef units
  • Extended Animal Management facilities including outdoor handling centre
  • New horticulture building
  • New kennels and grooming facilities
  • Improved and extended Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Find out more

To find out more about Bishop Burton College and for details of all of our courses, contact us on:

Tel: 0800 731 82 81

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