East Budleigh Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 7BY, UK 01395 562400
Information
  • Director/Principal David Henley
  • Email info@bicton.ac.uk
  • Location East Budleigh Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 7BY, UK
  • Vice principal http://www.bicton.ac.uk/
Bicton College is a college with around 1,000 full-time and 3,500 part-time pupils, located near Budleigh Salterton, Devon, England. The college was founded under the name Bicton Farm Institute in 1947, when the Devon County Council leased Bicton House and part of the Bicton Park estate from Lord Clinton. The name was changed in 1967 to Bicton College of Agriculture and in 2002 to Bicton College. For the years 2007-2008 Bicton College was recognised as a Centre of Excellence in Teacher Training for its training of teachers in the Post Compulsory (Post 16) sector.
The college specialises in agriculture and currently offers courses in such topics as animal care, countyside management, horticulture, outdoor leisure, veterinary nursing, and agricultural engineering, aboriculture and floristry. The college's courses range from level 1 all the way to foundation degrees. For the level-4 courses the college works in partnership with the University of Plymouth.

Agriculture
Animal Care
Tree Surgery & Tree Knowledge (Arboriculture)
Countryside Management
Environmental Sustainability
Equine Studies
Floristry
Horticulture
Landbased Technology - Mechanisation & Engineering
Outdoor Adventure
Public Services
Rugby
Veterinary Nursing
Campus
It is located near Budleigh Salterton, Devon, England. Bicton College is a leading land-based college set within an area of outstanding natural beauty in the heart of Devon. The grounds comprise 200 hectares of open parkland and rolling countryside; a majestic Georgian manor house overlooks the beautiful lake and sits alongside the latest in modern facilities and equipment. Bicton College is located a mere five minutes from the south coast with its selection of beaches, towering cliffs and seaside towns, and twenty minutes from the regional capital of Exeter, which “…with a touch of buzzy, big city atmosphere, a large student population and a thriving arts scene…is one of the liveliest cities in the southwest.