Studying at Bridgwater College 14-19
Bridgwater College’s Cannington Centre is the perfect place to kick-start a career in the industry. In recent years, over £10 million has been invested in improving facilities and the resources for land-based training are now considered to be among the most exceptional in the country, providing students with state-of-the-art surroundings for learning and practising their skills. Excellent links with key players in the industry mean that students have regular exposure to current practice and relevant work placements, which often result in exciting career opportunities.
For further information about the facilities for Land-based studies at Bridgwater visit the Cannington Centre page on our website.
With over 100 vocational courses, roughly 40 A Levels and a range of apprenticeships on offer, there is something for everyone at Bridgwater College. If you are interested in a career in the dairy industry there are a number of courses to suit your needs and provide you with the stepping stones to get you to where you want to be.
To find out more about some of the full time courses on offer click the links below…
They also offer the following apprenticeships…
What their students say…
“I grew up on the family farm and have always been interested in farming; this course gives me the opportunity to progress my interest and has given me the knowledge I need to further my career. The course is fantastic for anyone wanting to get into the agriculture industry. The facilities at the farm are excellent and the College is constantly upgrading machinery to ensure that we have access to state-of-the-art equipment and keep up with what is going on in the industry.”
Kyrin Wiggins, former pupil of Tiverton High School, is progressing onto the Foundation Degree in Agricultural Management at the College.
“There is a good combination of theory and practical learning within the course and we take part in a variety of activities both on and off site. The College has arranged a variety of study trips including visits to Paignton Zoo and Longleat Safari and Adventure Park. It was interesting to see how these places are run and to get an insight into the work undertaken with such a diverse range of animals.”
Andrew Whittington Davis, former pupil of Glenurquhart High School in Inverness, is going to study Marine Biology at The University of Aberdeen.
“I grew up on a farm fixing tractors and investigating how different components of machines work. Constructing things has been something I’ve always found fascinating and it’s something I have been doing since I was really young – the fact I can do this type of work as part of my course is perfect for me. The facilities at the College have given me a completely new insight in to engineering and have opened my eyes to all the other opportunities within the engineering industry.”
Andrew Oram, former pupil of Millfield School in Street, is going to study Agricultural Engineering at Harper Adams University College.
“The course is very interactive, we learn through practical activities such as debates, presentations and work experience, which makes the learning very interesting and varied. For the work experience unit I had a placement in the College Marketing Department which was a great insight into the day to day running of an office. Opportunities such as these will definitely benefit my future career; I now have a far more in depth knowledge of how businesses are run.”
Duncan Stables, former pupil of The Kings of Wessex Academy in Cheddar, hopes to gain work experience on completion of his course before going on to study a business degree at university.
Want to find out more?
For further information on the opportunities available at Bridgwater College visit the website, call the Information & Advice team on 01278 441234 or come and see us!