Bishop Burton College

Who we are

Bishop Burton College, including Riseholme College, is one of the most successful land-based colleges in the country. The specialist Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) College is located across campuses in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, and specialises in vocational hands-on teaching.

What we do

Our breadth of offering spans myriad land-based subjects and covers all levels; from entry level through to master's degree programmes.

Provision is offered in all key sectors of land-based work, including agriculture, animal management, engineering and equine to name but a few and has recently invested in state-of-the-art sports provision to widen the offering even further.

Bishop Burton is the only college in the country to be a Centre of Vocational excellence in both agriculture and equine, and Riseholme College is itself an Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Award winner for practical teaching and learning.

A commitment to practical work experience on all courses and wider participation is a distinctive feature of the college. The college's commercial enterprises play a key role in providing students with real-life working environments, as does the college's focus on work placement and ensuring students complete their studies with the practical, and most up-to-date, skills needed to enter the workplace.

This contributes to some of teh highest success rates in the country, with 97% of FE students and 93% of HE students progressing to employment or a higher level of study within six months of completing their course.

How to find out more

To find out more about the College and its courses, and to book on to the next open event, visit


Bishop Burton College
York Road
Bishop Burton
HU17 8QG

Contact name:
Jeanette Dawson
Position:  College Principal
Tel: 01964 553000

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