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Leading the way for student achievement

13 Jan 2022 | College

The specialised land-based college, located just on the outskirts of Lincoln, is in the top 5% of college’s nationally, with student achievement rates more than 6.5% higher the national average.

Riseholme College – The Lincolnshire land-based college that is leading the way for student achievement

The specialised land-based college, located just on the outskirts of Lincoln, is in the top 5% of college’s nationally, with student achievement rates more than 6.5% higher the national average.

This means that if you want to work with animals, become a specialist in land-based vehicles or develop your career in agriculture, then studying at Riseholme College could help you achieve your goals.

National average starting salary for FARM MANAGER is £26,083 (

The college is set across two campuses, the historic Riseholme Park and the multi-million-pound Showground campus, making it the perfect location to study specialist land-based courses such as equine and animal management, land-based engineering, agriculture and horticulture.

The college delivers specialist technical education through courses that have been designed to prepare students for industry. Students are given practical, hands-on skills and knowledge that combine the use of innovative technology, industry specialist tutors and real working environments. When students leave the college, they are career ready and prepared for industry.

194,000 more people needed to work in the agriculture sector to meet demand in next ten years (LANTRA - Land-Based Sector Skills Council)

The results speak for themselves. Riseholme College, a part of Bishop Burton College, was recognised by the Department for Education as one of the two top land-based colleges in the country, whilst being ranked number one with the Yorkshire and Humber region (academic year 2018/19).

So, what is it that makes Riseholme College so successful as a specialised land-based college?

Leading the way in Precision Agriculture

Whilst Riseholme College is a well-established college in the region, specialising in all traditional land-based studies, it is also taking a leading role in embracing new technologies, precision agriculture and sustainable farming solutions. Part of the Lincolnshire Institute of Technology (LIoT), the college’s agricultural courses also teach regenerative farming solutions, using agricultural technology to help tackle the ever-growing crisis the demands being put on farmers. Find out more about Riseholme College’s Agriculture courses HERE.

Nationally renowned Equine Centre

The Riseholme Equine Centre is renowned as being amongst the best in the country. The centre has an outstanding reputation for the quality of its provision complete with indoor and outdoor arenas, a rider fitness suite, a cross country course and a dedicated research yard of degree level students. Tutors and instructors are experts in their field. Students have the opportunity to work alongside them to gain invaluable experience at the many regional, national and international events which the college hosts on a regular basis. You can learn more about the Equine courses at the college HERE.

More than 100 species in Animal Sciences Unit

Are you passionate about a career working with animals? Riseholme College’s Animal Sciences unit is home to more than 100 species and is constantly evolving – wallabies, marmots, meerkats, reptiles plus many more. Our tutors are experts in their chosen field and provide the perfect mix of practical and theoretical knowledge to support your career, whether that is as an animal trainer, zoo manager or even a wildlife ranger. Find out more about the broad range of courses and levels from Level 1 to Bachelor’s Degrees HERE.

Industry replicated Engineering workshop

Are you looking for a practical, hands-on, skills-based career involving working out in the elements? Then our Land-Based Engineering courses are just for you. Learn from engineering experts in dedicated workshops that have been designed to replicate those in industry. You will become a specialist in land-based vehicles by learning the traditional and modern engineering methods, as well as the added advantage of working with robotics, computer-based imaging, GPS technology, science-based solutions, climate forecasting, technological solutions, environmental controls and much more. You can learn more about the Land-Based Engineering courses HERE.

Join our next Open Event

Our open events are packed full of activities designed to provide you with all the knowledge and support you need to help you on your journey to Riseholme College. At our open events you can; find out more about the course(s) you’re interested in, speak with your future tutors, take a campus tour to explore our fantastic campus, state-of-the-art facilities and fully equipped accommodation, learn about the range of support available to you and much more. Register for an upcoming open event HERE.

Information on the college’s range of courses are available online at or by calling 01522 304600.

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