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


Learn GCSE English at brand new evening classes

In response to the increased need for a GCSE pass in English and Maths, Kingston Maurward College has introduced an evening class in English. If you currently do not have a C-grade pass in the subject these classes will be free. Kingston Maurward College Head of English, Kay Davies, said: ‘Many of us are aware of under-18s needing to retake these subjects if they don’t get them first time round. What adults often don’t realise is not having a C grade


Kingston Maurward College proudly receives brand new fleet of tractors

Kingston Maurward College is delighted to have taken delivery of agricultural machinery and equipment worth over £350,000 as part of its brand new Agri-tech developments on the campus including a purpose built Agri-tech centre – co-funded by the College and the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) - which will be launched on Friday 10th June. The prestigious John Deere equipment from Dorchester’s Smart Agricultural Services includes nine tractors, GPS tractor, plough, sprayer and variable rate drill – bringing Kingston Maurward College


Plaque unveiled in commemoration of craftsman and benefactor

A plaque has been unveiled at Kingston Maurward College to commemorate the generous donation of woodworking equipment in memory of local man Colin Grove. The large scale equipment comprises a Felder combination woodworking machine, Felder fully ducted fume/dust extraction system, and a Felder industrial band saw system. Colin, a structural engineer by trade and talented woodworker, bought the equipment to craft a new kitchen when he and his wife, Janet, restored their eighteenth century manor house in Weymouth. Janet decided to donate the