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Duchy College celebrating the advancements of sustainable dairy farming at Future Farm

Duchy College celebrating the advancements of sustainable dairy farming at Future Farm

11th May 2022
In a celebration of research and innovation in sustainable dairy farming, Future Farm held its stakeholder launch event at Duchy College Stoke Climsland campus on Friday, 6th of May. Guests and stakeholders came from across the country to experience the remarkable facility in action, showcasing the eco dairy systems along with first-hand insights on the project’s achievements. Lyndsay Chapman, C Read More
New Head at the Helm of Falmouth Marine School

New Head at the Helm of Falmouth Marine School

28th April 2020
Cornwall’s only specialist college in Marine vocational courses, is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Taylor as its new Head of Campus with immediate effect. Steve Taylor has worked in education for over 26 years and brings a wealth of experience to the role. He will focus on technical leadership, ensuring a quality learner experience, strong emphasis on professional development and b Read More
Table turned as students assess staff

Table turned as students assess staff

5th June 2020
Students from Cornwall and Devon have provided free health assessments to staff at their college to help promote healthy living.   The Level 3 sport students at Duchy College Stoke Climsland provided the service, which consisted of a lifestyle questionnaire and five non-invasive tests to provide staff with a better understanding of their current health status.   Learning Centre Lead at D Read More
Pendennis on crest of a wave with Apprenticeship Games win

Pendennis on crest of a wave with Apprenticeship Games win

30th April 2020
Superyacht firm Pendennis is celebrating a triumphant win at this year’s Apprenticeship Games following a fiercely fought competition with the region’s top businesses. The Games, held at The Cornwall College Group’s (TCCG) Camborne campus, saw businesses and organisations with apprentices battle it out in a range of events testing their mental, physical and creative skills. Each team took tu Read More
Agatha Christie conundrum at Keay Theatre

Agatha Christie conundrum at Keay Theatre

1st August 2019
Keen young murder mystery performers took part in an Acting Summer School that would make Agatha Christie proud. Past, present and prospective students from Cornwall College, along with students from Brannel, Penrice, Poltair and Truro School worked closely with specialist performing arts lecturers to present a murder mystery performance to family and friends. A record 40 students attended the wor Read More
Virtual College Open Day highlights ingenuity and opportunity in lockdown

Virtual College Open Day highlights ingenuity and opportunity in lockdown

5th May 2020
Cornwall College St Austell is hosting a virtual open day for all 16-18 school leavers on Thursday 14th May 5-7pm. Hosted online, prospective learners and their families can learn more about the wide range of full time courses on offer at the local college, as well as learning about some of the new programmes for September 2020 including Childcare, Health & Social Care and Business. Potential Read More
College animals keep campus buzzing

College animals keep campus buzzing

13th May 2020
Despite the majority of schools and colleges having closed their buildings due to COVID-19, some campuses are still very much alive thanks to their animal and plant inhabitants.   Duchy College Rosewarne, which is set in 100 acres just off the A30 near Camborne, is home to hundreds of animals and plants that need daily care and attention, according to Head of College, Carol Knight.   “ Read More
Young Farmers Chairman highlights mental wellbeing

Young Farmers Chairman highlights mental wellbeing

15th May 2020
With the farming industry classed as essential during lockdown, farmers and agricultural workers are working harder and longer hours each week to ensure we have enough food as a nation.   However, Chairman of Cornwall Young Farmers (CYF) and former Duchy College Rosewarne student, Ben Cavill, said it was vital to support farmers during this difficult time.   As Technical Manager for Peng Read More
Britain’s top florist to compete in Europa Cup

Britain’s top florist to compete in Europa Cup

20th February 2020
Mother’s Day is one of the busiest time for any florist, however, in 2020, June will give March a run for its money for one florist.   Caroline Crabb, who teaches floristry at Duchy College Rosewarne, alongside running her own business Fleurtations, is set to have a very exciting and memorable year as she prepares to represent Great Britain at the Europa Cup 2020 in Poland (now postponed to Read More
First ever stockperson apprentice completes in the South West

First ever stockperson apprentice completes in the South West

20th March 2020
The South West boasts the first person ever to complete the Stockperson New Standard apprenticeship and they did it in style. Duchy College apprentice Sonny Luxton from Beegbeer Farm, proved his mettle and earned the admiration of his trainers, according to Roger Clarke, Rural Apprenticeship Manager at Duchy College and Bicton College. “Sonny achieved a distinction for his practical and professi Read More
Local student nails new business during lockdown

Local student nails new business during lockdown

2nd May 2020
A St Austell student has seen the opportunity to use her skills to create a business during lockdown. Level 2 Nails Services student at Cornwall College St Austell, Chloe Martin, has created her own nails business, Naked Nails Salon. Previously a student at Sir James Smith’s Community School, Chloe explained that she “recognised that lots of people wouldn’t be able to get into nail salons so Read More
Cornwall Care, Eden Project and Cornwall College team up to makeover care home gardens

Cornwall Care, Eden Project and Cornwall College team up to makeover care home gardens

28th May 2020
In the same week that marks dementia awareness and this year’s virtual Chelsea Flower Show, volunteers from The Eden Project and The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) are starting work with Cornwall Care to transform the first two of the charity’s sixteen gardens. Woodland in St Austell is a 38-bed care home for people in need of dementia and residential support. It has a quiet, enclosed garden wh Read More
Dragon den training for tenant farmers

Dragon den training for tenant farmers

4th June 2020
Before lockdown wannabee tenant farmers and those looking to upskill have undertaken Dragon’s Den–style training to help them fulfil their dreams of running a farm. Bicton College and Duchy College Agricultural Business Management Level 4 apprentices have recently experienced the process of applying for a tenant farm, as part of their second year training. “During the final year of this two Read More
Local college lights up in lockdown

Local college lights up in lockdown

4th May 2020
A local college is lighting up in lockdown to show support to the NHS and Key Workers who are continuing to work tirelessly during this time. Cornwall College St Austell are lighting up a building in blue and white every evening at 11pm. The blue is to show support for the NHS and the white corner is to show a “beacon of hope” for everyone and outwardly show that together everyone will Read More
Exciting partnership to transform care training in Cornwall

Exciting partnership to transform care training in Cornwall

5th June 2020
Cornwall Care and The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) have partnered to create a new Care Academy that will secure the quality training and development of the county’s next generation of carers. The care sector is one of the region’s biggest employers and is a Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership “golden opportunity”. Care Academy at Cornwall College St Austell wi Read More
Scrap metal donations raise money for hospice

Scrap metal donations raise money for hospice

5th March 2020
Scrap metal donations by St Austell-based engineering students are helping to raise money for charity. The Cornwall College St Austell learners are working with local resident, Peter Sweet, to help raise money for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW). Peter has so far raised over £32,000 since he started in 2008, by collecting scrap metal from businesses and taking it to Henry Orchards & So Read More
Students’ Mission to Mars

Students’ Mission to Mars

5th March 2020
Students in Cornwall have enjoyed an out of this world experience as they grappled with a Mars Rover. Completed over the space of a week, the Mission to Mars Work Experience run by Software Cornwall gave Level 3 IT students at Cornwall College St Austell an opportunity to engage with software development in a meaningful way. The whole challenge was broken down into small chunks, stories, and on co Read More
Event to reveal exceptional opportunities for students

Event to reveal exceptional opportunities for students

5th March 2020
Students in Cornwall and those looking to return to education are being urged to explore the incredible new facilities and wide range of courses at Cornwall College St Austell. The College is opening its doors to prospective students on Saturday 14th March between 10am and 12pm, where everyone is welcome to explore the campus and ask questions about their career options. Friendly and knowledgeable Read More