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Agriculture is more than just farming – it is one of the world’s largest industries. In the UK it accounts for 6% of all UK businesses and employs 660,000 workers at all levels.

Animal Conservation and Welfare

From pet shops, boarding kennels and catteries to animal welfare charities, veterinary practices and wildlife parks, you can get practical and hands on or progress to management roles.


Our courses will train you for a career in the expanding trees and timber industry, working to care for the nation’s trees in rural and urban areas.

Art Courses

If you are interested in horticulture and art, then we offer a range of drawing, watercolour and botanical art courses.

Business and IT and Professional

A business qualification is an excellent foundation for many future careers including finance, marketing, retail, administration, law and human resources.


Our courses will give you the skills and experience you need for a future career in the industry including carpentry, plumbing, plastering, painting and decorating.

Countryside Management

These courses are perfect if you are passionate about the countryside and would like to work in the great outdoors managing the environment and its wildlife.

English and Maths

All learners without a Level 2 Maths or English qualification will need to continue studying these subjects.

Equine Studies

Our top class equestrian centre has the facilities, trained staff and well-schooled horses and ponies that will help you achieve the skills you need for a career in the equine industry.

First Aid

Here at Kingston Maurward we offer a range of health and safety, first aid and food safety qualifications to help you meet your responsibilities in the workplace.

Floral Design & Commercial Floristry

Studying Floristry will enable you to join an industry that is inspiring, practical and highly creative.

Foundation Learning

The courses in this section are suitable for students who may have specific educational needs.

horticulture apprenticeship, kingston maurward college, dorchester, dorset


Our horticulture courses will give you the skills and work experience you need to start an exciting and worthwhile career in this industry.

Outdoor Adventure and Sports Coaching

If you are great at motivating and encouraging people, you love outdoor sports and want a career as an instructor, coach or in the uniformed public services, our courses offer what you need to succeed.

Welding and Fabrication and Blacksmithing

These courses will develop your metalwork skills – whether you are interested in becoming a traditional blacksmith or farrier or interested in a career in welding and fabrication.