As more and more people are seeking a career in agriculture or working with the natural environment, courses in rural studies are becoming even-more popular. Here are a selection of the best universities and colleges specialising in landbased courses that are currently recruiting for 2012-2013.
Bridgwater College’s Cannington Centre off ers a range of land-based courses. With excellent facilities that include a working farm, equestrian centre, golf course and historic walled gardens, we provide practical, work-based training in subjects such as Agriculture, Animal Care, Arboriculture, Countryside, Equine, Fish Management, Floristry, Game and Wildlife, Horticulture and Sports Turf.
Tel: 01278 455464
One of the fi nest land-based colleges, Bishop Burton has a national reputation for quality. The only college in the UK to hold Centre of Vocational Excellence status in both Agriculture and Equine. The College offers a wide range of land-based and non land-based courses for those looking for Further or Higher Education, with many courses off ering clear progression from Entry Level through to Honours Degree and beyond.
A comprehensive directory of professional courses across land-based subjects, including practical and theoretical, available at introductory to refresher levels. For more detailed study look at the longer courses pages where you’ll fi nd details of full and part time further education courses in countryside related subjects. Nationwide coverage.
Off ering a wide range of vocational courses including Agriculture, Animal Management, Arboriculture, Countryside Management, Equine, Engineering, Floristry, Horticulture and Sports Turf Management. You can study entry level diplomas and apprenticeships right up to honours degrees with us delivering the best possible grounding for a career in the land based industry.
Tel: 01904 772277
Cranfield is a postgraduate-only university, recognised internationally for our environmental research in relation to key areas including water sciences and management, waste, land, soil and energy. Our specialist research centres enable us to deliver industry relevant and innovative teaching for MSc courses and short term professional development programmes.
Tel: 01234 754086
Growing your potential in the natural world in London. Countryside, Arboriculture, Garden Design, Horticulture, Gardening, Floristry, Animal Care, Saddlery, Conservation, Landscaping. The choice is yours – All these courses are available across London at Capel Manor College’s fi ve centres. Enrolling for September starts now.
Tel: 08456 122122
One of the country’s leading providers of land-based courses and training for students from the age of 16. Outstanding facilities, expert staff and strong links with industry make Sparsholt the fi rst choice for specialist career training. With a suite of courses from Level 1 Diplomas through to BSc Degrees, Sparsholt inspires learners at every level to recognise and achieve their full potential.
Tel: 01962 776441
At our Moreton Morrell centre we off er the very best in landbased learning. Courses include: Agriculture, Blacksmithing, Countryside Management, Equine, Game and Estate Management, Wildlife Management and Conservation. Join us at our open day in October to experience our facilities and meet our specialist staff .
Tel: 03004 560047
Writtle College, has been off ering courses relating to the land-based industries for over 100 years. Students develop the skills, knowledge and expertise required for a successful and rewarding career. Subject areas include: Agriculture, Animal Science, Conservation Management, Equine Science, Horticulture, Landscape and Garden Design, Postharvest Technology and Professional Floristry.
Tel: 01245 424200
A leading independent co-educational boarding and day school for ages 4-18. With a 70 acre working farm, BHS approved Equestrian Centre and outstanding Outdoor Education programme with indoor climbing wall, pupils can opt for a BTech in Agriculture, BHS diploma in equine studies at A-Level, and Environmental and Land Based Science (ELBS) at GCSE, amongst the traditional subjects offered.
Tel: 01889 594265
Off ering a wide range of vocational courses including Agriculture, Animal Management, Construction, Countryside Management, Equine, Engineering, Floristry, Forestry, Hair and Beauty, Horticulture and Sports Turf Management. You can study entry level diplomas and apprenticeships right up to foundation degrees with us delivering the best possible grounding for a career in the land based industry.
Tel: 01768 893400
The Royal Agricultural College is at the forefront of food and landbased education, off ering careerfocused degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Academic excellence, employability and employer engagement are placed at the heart of the courses, ensuring graduates are equipped with the skills needed for the employment market both in the UK and overseas.
Tel: 01285 652531