Leading farming expert, James Morrish, has become the latest professional to join the Community Council at Bicton College. The group of industry experts has been established to help drive excellence, research and to inspire the next generation of young people to join the great industries of farming, food and the countryside.
It has been announced by British Dressage that Duchy College Equestrian Centre has been allocated the First Round Area Festival for the next three years.
British Dressage has restructured this very popular competition to give riders a greater opportunity to compete at championship level. Full members of British Dressage have the opportunity to qualify by achieving three affiliated scores of 62% or above at Preliminary to Elementary level or two affiliated scores of 60% and above at Medium – Inter II level (these must include at least one qualifier).
A Duchy College Rosewarne student has received the first of its kind scholarship with Vincent Tractors. The scholarship which has been developed in partnership with the Land-based Technical Certificate at Duchy College provides the successful applicant with an apprenticeship at Vincent Tractors as well as £1500 in tools for their training.
The number of fatal accidents on farms is refusing to drop, with 160 people killed in the last five years, according to the Health and Safety Executive. To tackle this farm safety experts have spent a day working with around 60 Agriculture apprentices and students at Duchy College.
A range of new plant equipment has arrived at Bicton College, which will enable students to learn their trade using the latest technology. Thanks to support from the world renowned engineering firm JCB, the students will now be able to gain experience with a range of machines to include an excavator, mini diggers, dumper trucks and a high-lift.
The finalists have been announced for the Excellence in Business Training Awards 2017 hosted by CCB (Cornwall College Business) and supported by Pirate FM.
A group of apprentices at Cornwall College Camborne are blazing a trail, as they become the first group to undertake the pioneering new Electrotechnical Apprenticeship. The study programme has been developed with the help of employers and is the first of the New Standard Apprenticeships, introduced by the Government.