Welcome to Kingston Maurward College

We are a vibrant and growing Land-based College, with a beautiful and inspiring campus in Dorchester, Dorset. We specialise in providing a wide range of full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and university level courses to help you grow your career. Kingston Maurward College is graded as a GOOD College by Ofsted.

bearded dragon and student kingston maurward collegeStudy Full-Time

Our Dorset campus offers a wide range of full-time further education courses for school leavers and anyone looking for a career change. Choose from outdoor adventure, public services, horticulture, agriculture, business and more.

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Earn while you learn with our huge range of apprenticeships. Gain nationally recognised qualifications in over 20 different job areas including accountancy, retail, sports turf, customer service, environmental conservation and agriculture.

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Degree successHigher Education

Our university level courses include Animal Behaviour BSc Hons and Foundation Degrees in Marine Conservation and Tourism Park Management. We are accredited by the Royal Agricultural University, BU and Plymouth University.

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business skillsPart Time Courses

Gain skills for your CV with our range of part-time courses. Build accountancy skills with Sage and AAT, set up your own dog grooming business, try welding, blacksmithing training or floristry at our stunning Dorset campus

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Our Courses

Kingston Maurward College offers full-time, part-time, apprenticeships and degree level courses (Higher Education) courses in a wide range of subjects: Agriculture, Blacksmithing, Animal Science & Welfare, Business & Professional, Countryside & Environment Management, Equine Studies, Floristry, Foundation Learning, Horticulture, Arboriculture, Construction, Outdoor Adventure, Public Services, Military Preparation and Sport & Fitness. Check out the course search for more details.

About Kingston Maurward College

Why choose us?

There are no limits to your learning here at Kingston Maurward College. Many of our students progress onto higher level courses and you can study right up to degree level right here on the Dorset campus.

Our Campus

Our campus is set in 750 acres of stunning parkland, just outside Dorchester in the heart of Dorset. The landscaped gardens and lake are overlooked by a Georgian manor house and surrounded by an animal park, working farm, equestrian centre and a range of other first class learning facilities.

Did You Know?

You can get married here at Kingston Maurward? Or that you can visit the Gardens and Animal Park? Plus, you can enjoy an outdoor adventure experience of kayaking or high ropes or take a private riding lesson. See the top tabs for details.

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Animal Science Centre

Our brand new Animal Science Centre is home to our students studying animal conservation and welfare courses. It also houses an extensive range of reptiles, small animals, aquatics and our very own dog grooming salon!

A Clear Horticulture Career!

Our new state-of-the-art glasshouses make horticulture courses at Kingston Maurward College the clear choice for many students. Horticulture courses suit people who are creative, scientific and business minded.

Apply to KMC

If you would like to make an application for a full-time course starting at Kingston Maurward College in September 2018, please fill out the online application form and we will invite you for an interview. For part-time, higher education and apprenticeships – please see the relevant pages.

Our Courses

We cover all Land-based provision - Agriculture, Horticulture, Floristry, Sports Turf, Hard Landscaping, Equine Studies, Animal Conservation & Welfare, Blacksmithing & Welding, Countryside Management and Arboriculture. It's not all Land-based though - we also offer a wide range of courses in Outdoor Adventure & Sports Coaching, Business and Construction.


Our mission is to provide you with the skills you need to succeed and we take information, advice and guidance about your future seriously. You can benefit from 121 sessions with knowledgeable tutors about your chosen industry and get up to date and careers advice from specialists.

Supporting You

We pride ourselves on the range of support we offer to our students at Kingston Maurward. This can include help for students with additional learning needs, advice on personal issues and access to counselling.


Freedom of Information Documentation

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives the public the right, subject to certain exemptions enumerated in the Act, to access information held by public authorities (such as colleges). Read in full here.