Bishop burton: Get on course at the college with ambitious plans

As one of the country's leading land-based colleges, Bishop Burton has a national reputation for quality.

It was the first land-based college in the UK to achieve both parts of the Learning and Skills Council's new Training Quality Standard in recognition of the excellent work it does with industry.

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 BTEC First Diplomas 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 apprentices attend college on a day or block-release basis.

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

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 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.

The college has recently invested 25m in an ambitious campus redevelopment scheme, which includes the college's Centre for Sport & Fitness complex.

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