Prize Winners Celebrated at End of Year Ceremony

This year’s Kingston Maurward College Prize Giving Ceremony celebrated another successful year with 694 students completing their courses, among which 64 special awards were made. The ceremony recognises the achievements of all full-time students completing courses during the academic year, and rewards outstanding students in each subject area. During the celebrations spectators welcomed guest speaker Rich Whincup who gave an inspirational talk about his life experiences. Kingston Maurward College Principal, Luke Rake, said: “As I reach the end of my first year at


Success for students in Seventh NFU Agricultural Student of the Year competition

The seventh year of the celebrated NFU Agricultural Student of the Year Competition at Kingston Maurward College resulted in a unanimous win for Jake Collier, with runners up Andrew Doble, Madeleine Selby and Sam Wrixon. The Award was initiated in 2011 by the NFU in conjunction with C&O Tractors Ltd, who wanted to support a credible accreditation that would aid young farmers in their future careers. The 12 participating second year Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture students, competed against one another


Summer Fun at Kingston Maurward Open Day

This year’s Kingston Maurward Summer Open Day on Sunday 11th June is set to be the biggest and best yet with fun for the whole family…and for the first time ever it’s free admission for absolutely everyone! The fun-filled event centres around the stunning 18th Century Mansion House and its 750 acre estate, terrace, lake and gardens. Enjoy the live music, dog shows, birds of prey, pony rides and tractor driving; browse trade stands, buy local produce from the Dorset Food


Game Changing Technology Conference for Dorset’s Agri-Tech – Friday 19th May 2017

Kingston Maurward College and Dorset County Council supported by the Dorset LEP are hosting a major conference at the College about Game Changing Technology for Dorset’s Agriculture. Delegates will include academics, farmers, research scientists, suppliers to agriculture and other industries. They will hear a series of Government and industry leaders who will identify just what Agri tech means and the potential benefits for Dorset. A ‘market place’ during the day will allow agriculture related businesses and bodies to showcase their wares. Workshops


Students get creative with wedding flowers

Kingston Maurward’s talented Floristry students showcased their fabulous floral skills with a stunning wedding photo shoot on the Estate. As part of the College’s continued quest to find inspiring ways to engage students and prepare them for work, the shoot was masterminded by floristry course Manager Tracey Nadin and designed to give students the opportunity to demonstrate skills learned during the course. The Level 3 students were asked to design and create bridal bouquets, accessories and body adornments using a selection of


Monty Roberts and Martin Clunes at Kingston Maurward Saturday 25th March

Monty Roberts, recently voted one of the top 50 Greatest Horsemen of All Time by Horse & Hound, is travelling all the way from California to Dorset to present one of his highly acclaimed horsemanship demonstrations.  Not only that, but he will be joined by Britain’s favourite actor and presenter, horse lover Martin Clunes! On Saturday 25th March 2017, at Kingston Maurward College, the real life horse whisperer Monty Roberts will share the secrets of his legendary success with training horses. 


Kingston Maurward College Open Morning – Sunday 19th March 10am-12pm

Whatever stage you are in your learning, Kingston Maurward College in Dorchester has something for you. At our stunning campus discover courses you may not have considered before - with many of our students spending a large proportion of their teaching time outside, we could have just what you’re looking for. Preparing our students for land-based careers we offer successful full-time courses in subject areas including agriculture, countryside management, floristry, outdoor adventure, tree surgery, equine studies, construction, horticulture and animal care. Apprenticeships –


National Apprenticeship Week 6th -10th March 2017: Growing the Talent of Dorset’s Young People Kingston Maurward College

During next week’s National Apprenticeship Week Kingston Maurward College would like to encourage people to consider apprenticeships and help businesses grow their own skilled and qualified workforce. New students will be able to discuss apprenticeship possibilities in industry sectors including Agriculture, Animal Conservation & Welfare, Business Administration, Construction, Countryside Management, Equine, Horticulture, Hospitality, Public Services, Fire and Rescue, Sport and Outdoor Education, Retail, Welding, and many more. Industry experts will be on hand including The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) who will


Proud Apprentices Pick up Prizes at Presentation Ceremony

This year’s Apprenticeship Awards Evening at Kingston Maurward College was a resounding success with broad range of Apprentices and employers attending the celebration. Guests were treated to a buffet dinner with addresses by Principal Luke Rake and Chair of Governors Jim Tirrell. Apprentices received awards in a diverse range of subjects including Animal Care, Arboriculture, Equine, Environmental Conservation, Horticulture, Butchery, Business Administration, Outdoor & Leisure, and Teaching & Learning. The overall Apprentice of the Year award was presented jointly to Aiden Canning –


Kingston Maurward Wedding Fair Sunday 19th February 2017 – Still time to book book for this summer!

Come along to the Wedding Fair on Sunday 19th February - 11am-3pm - £3.50 per person with a complimentary drink on arrival. The 750 acre Kingston Maurward estate is set in the heart of the Dorset countryside and its 18th century mansion house and gardens are the idyllic location for your perfect wedding. With its parkland approach and sweeping drive, the Georgian mansion house and ornate rooms set the scene for ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening receptions - and there is still availability to