About Us

Bishop Burton College is a multi-award winning college based in Yorkshire, in the North of England.

Recognised as one of the country’s finest land-based colleges, it is the only one to hold specialist designation as a Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) for both Equine and Agriculture.

It runs a wide range of vocational Further Education courses and degree programmes in subjects including Equine Studies, Agriculture, Animal Management, Sport and many more.

Bishop Burton is a two-time winner of the highly prestigious British Quality Foundation (BQF) UK Excellence Award – the only organisation in the country to win the accolade twice – and was named national ‘Outstanding BTEC College of the Year 2017’.

It was also the first land-based college in the UK to achieve the government’s new Training Quality standard in full. It holds the Customer Service Charter Mark and was the first college in the North of England to be accepted into the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Get Set Network.

Over the last 10 years, the college has invested more than £70million into its infrastructure, including the Equestrian Centre.

The centre is one of the finest in the UK, offering top-class facilities for all abilities of student, rider and competitor.

With state-of-the-art facilities including an Olympic-standard arena, a host of therapy and rehabilitation rooms and a range of indoor and outdoor training facilities, include a six kilometre hacking track and a cross country course that spreads over 80 hectares of parkland, the College offers the very best equestrian experience in the North of England.

The campus includes on-site parking for more than 700 vehicles and residential accommodation for around 400 people.

It has excellent conference facilities and a range of dining areas. The College uses the finest fresh produce and the hospitality team is able to cater for all dietary tastes and requirements.

Bishop Burton was proud to be awarded the ‘Conferencing and Meeting Venue of the Year’ at the Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards (REYTAs) 2017.

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