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About this provider

Kingston Maurward College is Dorset's college of countryside. If you want to work in outdoor industries, with animals, plants, the natural world at large, or if you want to work in a business environment, this is the place for you.

Our apprentices enjoy our fabulous facilities set in a stunningly beautiful campus and frequently tell us how happy they are with the training we provide.

Practical work is at the core of what we do; learning is real, immediate and engaging, whether in the field or the classroom. Working with employers and our wider community, the vast majority of our apprentices progress onto full time employment.

Our geographical area is not just limited to Dorset. We deliver apprenticeship training nationally to the holiday parks industry.

What employers are saying

Based on 26 reviews from employers that work with this training provider.

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Overall rating from October 2018 to now

  • Excellent 11 out of 26 reviews
  • Good 13 out of 26 reviews
  • Poor 2 out of 26 reviews
  • Very poor 0 out of 26 reviews


  • Communication with employers (14)
  • Improving apprentice skills (10)
  • Getting new apprentices started (8)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (8)
  • Adapting to my needs (6)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (5)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (4)
  • Training facilities (2)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (2)

Things to improve

  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (9)
  • Communication with employers (6)
  • Adapting to my needs (3)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (2)
  • Training facilities (2)
  • Getting new apprentices started (1)
  • Improving apprentice skills (1)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (1)

12 Apprenticeships offered

Apprenticeship Type Level View details
Accounts / Finance Assistant Standard 2 Details
Animal Care and Welfare Assistant Standard 2 Details
Arborist Standard 2 Details
Business Administrator Standard 3 Details
Countryside Worker Standard 2 Details
Customer service practitioner Standard 2 Details
Equine Groom Standard 2 Details
Horticulture and Landscape Operative Standard 2 Details
Outdoor Activity Instructor Standard 3 Details
Senior Equine Groom Standard 3 Details
Stockperson (beef, pigs, sheep, dairy) Standard 2 Details
Team leader / supervisor Standard 3 Details

Contact details

Phone number:
01305 215000

Annual survey results

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Source: FE Choices

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Explain levels

Apprenticeships are set at different levels of difficulty from the equivalent of GCSE (level 2) up to postgraduate (level 7)

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