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 Welfare and Science
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.
If you are interested in horticulture and art, then we offer a range of drawing, watercolour and botanical art courses.
Business 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.
English and Maths
All learners without a Level 2 Maths or English qualification will need to continue studying these subjects.
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.
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 and Commercial Floristry
Studying Floristry will enable you to join an industry that is inspiring, practical and highly creative.
The courses in this section are suitable for students who may have specific educational needs.
Our horticulture courses will give you the skills and work experience you need to start an exciting and worthwhile career in this industry.
Dorset has a long tradition of engagement with the armed services, and our military preparation courses are designed to give students the opportunity to improve their understanding and fitness and full preparation for any of the tri-service selection processes.
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.
Uniformed Public Services
Students build not only their fitness and understanding of service but also technical and leadership skills enabling them to make a real difference upon entry, or progression to other services such as the Ambulance Service or Police.
Welding, 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.