Academic Facilities

The facilities across the College are outstanding and give great opportunities for students to gain real practical and commercial experience.

Learners benefit from very good resources that prepare them well for employment.

Ofsted, 2017

State-of-the-art Laboratories

The Peter Fox Science Centre and Laboratories were designed and built to modern environmental standards and are used for a range of courses.

They boast digital imaging, a specialist microscopy room for phase contrast and a microbiology/tissue culture clean room. The centre also houses a nutritional analysis lab with a wealth of equipment used for protein analysis.

We have over 4,000 students
Delivering Excellence in Education for over 60 Years

If you don’t understand what all this wonderful tech is for – don’t worry, you soon will!

Centre for Agricultural Innovation

In the centre of the Bishop Burton campus, the Centre for Agricultural Innovation aims to engage with the industry in identifying continuing research and development needs. It also integrates use of the farm and wider College learning resources to demonstrate best practice and deliver commercial credibility.

Animal Management Unit

The unit has expanded and developed to make it one of the best specialist facilities in the UK, surpassing professional industry standards.

With strong links to the animal industry, the department works closely with local authorities and licencing officers, as well as charitable organisations.

Equine Arena

Our facility is one of the most versatile sporting venues in the area. The £3million arena hosts events year round and is complimented by two indoors schools, three outdoor arenas and our Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation Centre, housing a water treadmill and equine spa.

The College campus also boasts a horse walker and cross-country training zone, along with a six kilometre hacking track and practical unit to develop husbandry skills.

Sport and Fitness Centre

The College's £7million state-of-the-art facilities and leading sporting expertise contribute to the high level coaching and opportunities available at Bishop Burton.

Alongside programmes delivered by some of the most qualified and respected coaches in their sport, our first-class facilities allow students to experience life as an elite athlete and provide unparalleled access to world-class training, match and conditioning programmes.

Our facilities contributed to us being made winners of Sports College of the Year 2013/14.

Learning Resource Centre

Our state-of-the-art Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is at the centre of the campus and at the centre of students' learning experience. This innovative and exciting building has been designed to reflect a modern working environment, with glass walls making the best use of natural light.

The LRC has been designed to provide students with a high quality learning environment, including excellent library and ICT facilities, a range of new e-learning spaces and teaching and tuition rooms, as well as everything else needed to learn effectively.

Read more about the Learning and Resource Centre.

The Library in the Learning Resource Centre

Technology and Skills Centre

The £3.5million Technology and Skills Centre, funded in part by the Skills Funding Agency, is a new purpose-built unit on campus focusing on advancing land-based study.

The training facility provides 21st century workshops and equipment for land-based studies, construction and engineering, and gives students access to the latest technology in precision farming, including global positioning systems, CAN bus electronics, drone technology and refrigeration engineering.

STEM Centre

Opened in 2015, our new Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre is at the heart of what we do at the College.

The £2million STEM and Humber Energy Centre building provides state-of-the-art teaching resources including virtual simulators and precision farming technology. It enables the College to teach students skills that are highly sought after in the local economy.

Read more about the STEM Centre.

Tractor Simulator