• Are you looking to have a career in the horticulture industry?
  • Would you love to work with animals?
  • Ever considered a future in veterinary nursing or conservation?

While studying with us, you’ll benefit from using industry standard facilities at our farm and horticulture centre, based at our Dinnington Campus.

On our Animal Care course you’ll gain hands-on experience of working with our animal collection in Dinnington, which consists of over 200 animals and sixty species, including exotic, domestic and farm animals.

On our Countryside Management courses you can learn about conservation, improving the environment and creating and maintaining heritage sites.

On our Horticulture courses you’ll acquire a wide range of skills and expertise including propagations, landscaping, use of machinery, plant science, pond installation, brickwork and paving.

Courses and Apprenticeships available in:

  • Animal care
  • Animal management
  • Horticulture
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Previous students have gained employment with local stately homes, garden centres, Mayfield Alpacas, Tropical Butterfly House and Thornberry Animal Sanctuary.

Students have also progressed to university degree programmes including zoology, conservation, vet nursing, and countryside management.

We also have excellent links with local and national employers and organisations which provide opportunities for work experience and community projects which ensure you have the skills required by employers and you are work ready.


Following the Land-based Industries route you could be:
  • Animal care industry
  • Garden centre manager
  • Gardener
  • Grounds person
  • Landscaper

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“Once I learn one thing I want to learn everything about it, I’m really passionate about saving the environment and getting involved as much as possible.”

Ben Sofield
Level 3 Countryside Management

After moving from Bolton to Worksop with his family three years ago, Ben found that the biggest change in his life was the amount of greenery on his doorstep. Ben then decided to enroll on the Level 3 Diploma in Countryside Management at College.

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