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
  • Food
  • Foundation Studies
  • Gamekeeping
  • Garden Design
  • Horticulture
  • Sport
  • Planning and Development
  • Professional Development
  • Public Services
  • Fashion and Textiles
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Teacher Training

Bishop Burton College also has an effective support network for all students 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, dairy parlour, beef unit and sheep facilities.

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

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

Campus developments

Picture: Students using the computers in the Learning Resource Centre.

The College has recently invested over £50million in an ambitious campus redevelopment scheme, which includes a state of the art Learning Resource Centre, Sport & Fitness complex, Technology and Skills Centre, and Sustainable Technologies Centre as well as the largest building on campus, the Bishop Burton Equine Arena.

Find out more

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

Tel: 0800 731 82 81

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