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Leading the way for student achievement

13 Jan 2022 | College

The specialist land-based college, located near Beverley East Yorkshire, is in the top 5% of college’s nationally, with student achievement rates more than 6.5% higher the national average.

This means that if you want to work with animals, support and conserve the environment or develop your career in agriculture, then studying at Bishop Burton College could help you achieve your goals.

National average starting salary for a Farm Manager is £26,083 (

The college is set in 890 acres of mixed-use farm-land and countryside, making it the perfect location to study specialist land-based courses such as equine and animal management, land-based engineering, agriculture and countryside management.

The college delivers specialist technical education through courses that have been designed to prepare students for industry. Students are given practical, hands-on skills and knowledge that combine the use of innovative technology, industry specialist tutors and real working environments. When students leave the college, they are career ready and prepared for industry.

194,000 more people needed to work in the agriculture sector to meet demand in next ten years (LANTRA - Land-Based Sector Skills Council)

The results speak for themselves. Bishop Burton College was recognised by the Department for Education as one of the two top land-based colleges in the country, whilst being ranked number one within the Yorkshire and Humber region (academic year 2018/19).

So, what is it that makes Bishop Burton College so successful as a specialist land-based college?

Leading the way in Precision Agriculture

Whilst Bishop Burton is a well-established college in the region, specialising in all traditional land-based studies, it is also taking a leading role in embracing new technologies, precision agriculture and sustainable farming solutions. Part of the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology (YHIoT), the college’s agricultural courses also teach regenerative farming solutions, using agricultural technology to help tackle the ever-growing climate crisis the demands being put on farmers. Find out more about Bishop Burton’s Agriculture courses HERE..

Nationally renowned Equine Centre

The Bishop Burton Equine Centre is renowned as being amongst the best in the country. Home to a variety of indoor and outdoor arenas, hydro and thermal therapy suites, a rehabilitation centre, on-campus stabling and a rider fitness and performance suite, the facilities really are outstanding. Tutors and instructors are experts in their field. Students have the opportunity to work alongside them to gain invaluable experience at the many regional, national and international events which the college hosts on a regular basis. You can learn more about the Equine courses at the college HERE.

More than 100 species in Animal Sciences Unit

Are you passionate about a career working with animals? Bishop Burton’s Animal Sciences unit is home to more than 100 species and is constantly evolving - wallabies, primates, meerkats, skunks, otters, reptiles plus many more. Our tutors are experts in their chosen field and provide the perfect mix of practical and theoretical knowledge to support your career, whether that is as an animal trainer, zoo manager or even wildlife ranger. Find out more about the broad range of courses and levels from Level 1 to Master’s Degrees HERE.

Perfect setting to learn about the Environmental and Conservation industry

Set in over 300-hectars of stunning Yorkshire countryside, Bishop Burton College is the ideal setting to learn about the environmental and conservation industry. Students will develop their knowledge and skills by working on our historic parkland, packed with a wide range of flora and fauna, which are enhanced by highly relevant work experience placements and taught by industry experts. Graduates from our courses have gone on to become countryside rangers, game keepers, wardens, conservation advisors and much more. You can learn more about the Environmental Studies and Conservation courses HERE.

Join our next Open Event

Our open events are packed full of activities designed to provide you with all the knowledge and support you need to help you on your journey to Bishop Burton College. At our open events you can; find out more about the course(s) you’re interested in, speak with your future tutors, take a campus tour to explore our fantastic campus, state-of-the-art facilities and fully equipped accommodation, learn about the range of support available to you and much more. Register for an upcoming open event HERE.

Information on the college’s range of courses are available online at or by calling 01964 553000

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