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Qualifications + work experience = a Career Edge

If you are wondering what to do after GCSEs we can help. Our courses are developed to help you reach your full potential. To do this we combine your qualification with work experience and personal skills and development to make you stand out from the crowd. We want to make sure that you are well prepared for the workplace or higher education no matter what you decide to do with your future.

Bicton College is #thecareercollege, our courses train you for specific careers, with hands-on practical training you can take straight into the workplace. This starts with two options; full-time education or an apprenticeship.

Full-time education at Bicton College begins with choosing a specialist qualification designed with your chosen career in mind. We have a wide range of subjects to choose from including; Animal Care, Agriculture, Arboriculture, Conservation, Equine Management, Floristry, Foundation Learning, Horticulture, Land-based Engineering, Military & Protective Services, Plant Operations & Groundworks and Vet Nursing.

If you are fortunate enough to know the career route you want to follow, why wait? With an apprenticeship you can earn a real salary and learn in the workplace while you gain experience and qualifications. Throughout your apprenticeship you will have the support of your college tutor to ensure your learning is on track and an apprenticeship advisor who will visit you at work to make sure you are happy and thriving in the workplace.

  Events and Open Days

Taster Day at Bicton College

27 October 2021, 09:30-15:15


Try a subject before you apply! Our taster days are your chance to get a taste of what college is really like. You will meet our expert teaching staff, get hands-on with real course activities and try out the equipment plus meet other potential students so there are familiar faces when you enrol

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Animal Management Recruitment Event (Online)

8 November 2021, 18:00-19:00


Can you see yourself working in our dedicate and vibrant Animal Zone, shaping the lives of our students and helping them achieve their career goals? We’re looking for passionate individuals to join our team. Learn more about what it takes to work at Bicton College at our upcoming recruitment

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Open Event at Bicton College

20 November 2021, 10:00-12:00


Discover our courses, tour our campus and meet our amazing team at one of our Open Days! Our Open Days are the first step to finding the perfect college course for you. You can hear from our tutors, view our incredible facilities and get your first taste of the career goals we can help you reach

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  Featured Courses

Introduction To Healthy Gardening (Occupational Studies Award)

Entry Level • Part-time • Bicton College


Learn how to garden for your own health and that of the environment, growing organic vegetables, flowers and plants, creating wildlife sanctuaries and gardening with nature, creating sensory planting schemes and areas of rest and tranquility. Whether you are new to gardening or would like to learn more for a career change, whatever your experience – you are welcome to come and join us. This course runs at Foxhole Community Garden – Dartington.

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An Introduction to Chicken Husbandry

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


Keeping chickens has become a popular past time for many people, particularly over the last year as more time is spent at home. This course is great if you have recently bought some chickens or are thinking about buying some, or perhaps you would just like to learn about keeping your chickens. You will learn how to choose the right type of chicken for your requirements, how to look after them ensuring their needs are met and they have good welfare and what type of environment they should be kept in. This course will run from 09:30-16:00 This course is for those who are 19+ and who would like to learn the basics of keeping chickens.

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Horse Knowledge & Care

Entry Level • Part-time • Bicton College


This course will provide you with a basic introduction into horse-husbandry and care. This will link directly to the British Horse Society Career Pathway assessments at Stage one. The assessment will be taken by our in-house assessor at the end of the course where there will be an administration/registration fee of £65. A fee waiver to the course (not exam registration) will be subject to individual circumstances.

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Creative Craft Floristry Designs

Level 2 • Part-time • Bicton College


If you love flowers and want to use your creativity to learn how to create a beautiful selection of arrangements and hand tied designs this is the perfect course for you. A short course to improve the basic floristry skills you have previously learnt You will get to identify and use various different tools, equipment and materials whilst creating a range of designs that will go towards a final portfolio.

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  Work experience and industry placements

If you are between 16 and 18 years old part of your full-time study programme will include a Work Experience Placement. This involves working at a local business which is in the same industry as your course, i.e. if you are taking a horticulture qualification you may work at a local garden centre. The minimum amount of time you would spend on work experience is one week but this will change depending on your course.

If you are on a level 3 course your work experience may take the form of an Industry Placement. An Industry Placement is a minimum of 315 hours (approx. 45 days) and involves actively contributing to the workplace whilst working on targets which you have set yourself. These targets may be hard skills i.e. knowledge and skills related to the industry, as well as soft skills i.e. behaviours, values and employability.

The Industry Placement and Work Experience Placement that you undertake will depend on your course and circumstances. This will be discussed in more detail at your interview. See the current vacancies we have to give you an idea of what is possible.

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Land-based Engineering & Technology
Wildlife Conservation & Zoology
Construction
Foundation Learning
Equine
Military & Protective Services Academy
Animal Management & Veterinary Nursing
Arts & Media
Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture

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Cornwall College Further Education Prospectus 2022


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Publish date: 1 October 2021

Expiry date: 31 August 2022

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Duchy College and Bicton College Further Education Prospectus 2022


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Publish date: 1 October 2021

Expiry date: 31 August 2022

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Falmouth Marine School Further Education Prospectus 2022


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Publish date: 1 October 2021

Expiry date: 31 August 2022

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