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Specialist subjects thrive at rural college

Published: October 11, 2019

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local college noting a rise in numbers of learners is putting the increase down to its range of specialist courses.


Despite being tucked away in the countryside near Camborne, the 100-acre Duchy College Rosewarne campus is a hive of activity with learners from 16 through to over 60 years old.


Head of College Carol Knight, said the breadth of choice and specialisms were behind the strong numbers of students.


“We are a land-based College, known in the industry for our unique courses such as agriculture, animal management, horticulture, land-based engineering, plant operations and veterinary nursing,” she explained.


“This year we have seen a surge in students studying conservation which is a really positive sign that the younger generation are actively looking at ways they can educate others and protect wildlife species and their habitats. Our Royal Horticultural Society part-time courses have also increased for a second year in the row, with successful students finding dream jobs in our horticulturally unique county.”


The vast College grounds, incorporated with an active students’ union, makes studying at the campus appealing for a range of students and apprentices, according to Carol.


For more information on the range of courses available at Duchy College Rosewarne, there is a course advice morning on Saturday 23rd November from 10am until 12pm.

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