We are a vibrant and growing Land-based College, with a beautiful and inspiring campus in Dorchester, Dorset. We specialise in providing a wide range of full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and university level courses to help you grow your career. Kingston Maurward College is graded as a GOOD College by Ofsted.
The Centre works hard to ensure all pupils have the appropriate knowledge and understanding required to make informed judgements regarding post 16 destination. Pupils currently participate in lessons created to address the world of work and independent living. We also work collaboratively with Ansbury Guidance to ensure all our Yr 10’s & Yr 11’s have direct 1:1 support in order to identify a career path or further training.
We have also developed strong partnerships with local education and training providers as listed below to enable pupils to experience college life through KS4 taster courses. This has enabled pupils to make informed choices about their future.
Ansbury – Connexions
Centre Advisor: Mr Ian Champney
Ian is available by appointment at the Centre. Pupils can request appointments through their Year Teams or by speaking with Ms Cheryl Conley – Pupil Programme Officer.
Alternatively, pupils and families can visit the Ansbury website for further information, guidance and support.
We do things a little differently!
If you’re looking at this page, then you’re already considering alternatives to staying at school. Good choice!
We have a huge range of academic and vocational courses for you to choose from, there’s something for everyone! We offer anything from History to Professional Cookery, Business Studies to Biology, Construction to Graphic Design. So this means you can study a subject that you’re really passionate about.
You’ll find that we approach things very differently to schools. We won’t spoon feed you the answers, we expect you to take your studies seriously and take responsibility for them. In return we’ll treat you like an adult and help you to develop as individual both academically and socially.
You’ll be taught by specialists who really care about their subjects in top facilities. You will have access to extra-curricular support, revision sessions and an expert learning coach, giving you the very best chance of success. We also work closely with local employers and universities to enhance our courses and prepare you for the next step in your career.
Considering A levels? Then come and take a look around our Sixth Form.
If you’re not sure that A Levels are for you, we have plenty of options if you’re more suited to Full-Time BTEC courses.
Traineeships and Apprenticeships
Alternatively if you would rather go into work right after you leave school then have a look at the Traineeships and Apprenticeships we offer.
We offer a variety of Higher Education options including our popular Foundation Degrees. All our courses are either developed or validated by leading employers and universities. Find out more.
Don’t worry…it’s not all about work!
Although you’re coming to The College to get qualified, it’s not all about work.
We have tons of other exciting things happening on campus so you won’t want to miss a day! Have a look at what student life is like.
Need extra support?
If you require a bit of extra help from us then just let us know.
Whether it’s financial support, learning support or you have a disability, we can offer you support to ensure that you enjoy your studies with us. To find out more, look through the information on our Student Services pages.
Come and see us
Our Open Events are a great opportunity to explore our new £28M facilities, get expert careers advice and to meet staff, students and leading employers.
Apprenticeships are high quality work-based training programmes, ideal for young people who want to develop their career prospects.
Apprenticeships allow you to focus on a career area of your choice, train on the job and be paid as an employee whilst also studying for a nationally recognised vocational qualification – so you can earn while you learn.
There are over 250 types of Apprenticeship available, across a range of industries and services; these include Construction, Education & Training, Marine Technology, Health & Social Care, Business & Administration, Retail, Hospitality and Management.
Practical skills are developed first-hand at employers places of work, supervised by experienced professionals. Additional training is supported through Brockenhurst College.
Apprenticeships last between one and four years and there are three types available (depending upon skills and qualifications to date). These are: Intermediate (level 2), Advanced (level 3), Higher (level 4 and above).
Discover more about the learning opportunities available and where they could lead. You’ll be able to explore the campus, talk to staff, meet current students and ask any questions. There will also be a number of useful sessions on a range of topics.
Kingston Maurward College
Our Dorset campus offers a wide range of full-time further education courses for school leavers and anyone looking for a career change. Choose from outdoor adventure, public services, horticulture, agriculture, business and more.
Earn while you learn with our huge range of apprenticeships. Gain nationally recognised qualifications in over 20 different job areas including accountancy, retail, sports turf, customer service, environmental conservation and agriculture.
Part Time Courses
Gain skills for your CV with our range of part-time courses. Build accountancy skills with Sage and AAT, set up your own dog grooming business, try welding, blacksmithing training or floristry at our stunning Dorset campus