Duchy College Rural Business School is at the cutting edge of positive development in rural industry. Leading the way in education, training and knowledge exchange opportunities to support the demands of the land-based sector. The school was established in 2006 to provide a range of services tailored to address the specific needs of rural communities, including training, business support and applied research.
The Rural Business School operates from the two Duchy College sites at Stoke Climsland and Rosewarne in Cornwall. It also has a research outpost at Exeter University and an office located at the NFU building in Exeter. Our projects and services are delivered across the South West region and we attract participants and clients from across the UK and internationally.
The sites at Stoke Climsland and Rosewarne offer superb teaching, training and conference facilities in accessible yet rural surroundings attached to working farms.
The work of the Rural Business School incorporates a number of rural development projects and initiatives delivering services across the South West and beyond. Because of this we offer a dedicated team of training co-ordinators and research staff based throughout the region with expert knowledge of the industry from the local to the global scale.
We also work with other land-based colleges and training providers to ensure that our training opportunities are offered at venues across the region. Providing first-hand specialist knowledge and technical support where it matters. These companies and organisations form a vital part of our network, ensuring that we have up-to-date knowledge of the training and research requirements of our industry.
It is the goal of the Rural Business School to provide an innovative service to the local and regional communities through training, support and research. We are committed to putting the learner and sustainable, healthy advancement of rural business first and are regularly audited through both our project funders and as part of Cornwall College Group through Ofsted.