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Discover your future at Merrist Wood College’s Autumn Open Event

If you are considering your options for next year, now is the time to explore the opportunities available at Merrist Wood College

We’re excited to be welcoming visitors back on site to showcase our extensive range of programmes during our Autumn Open Event on Saturday 9 October, 9.30am – 12.30pm.  

Come and take part in a variety of presentations and tours on offer to visitors at our 400-acre campus in Worplesdon, including:  

  • Meet current students and finding out about day-to-day life at college  

  • Tour our outstanding Ofsted rated residential provision  

  • Speak with our expert tutors across a wide range of subject areas such as animal management, countryside management, equine management, horticulture, arboriculture, sport, public services, landscaping and, new for September 2022, our ecology pathway which offers a choice of relevant A Levels along with lots of practical experience 

  • Tour our Animal Management facilities, including our desert and tropical biomes, and attend presentations given by our animal management specialist staff 

  • Come and have a look around our extensive equine facilities including our modern, purpose-built yard which comes complete with stabling for over 40 horses as well as our large indoor equine arena and outdoor floodlit warm-up arena 

  • Attend a horticulture presentation and take part in a plant identification activity, then take a tour of our impressive horticulture nurseries

  • Take part in a tour of our fantastic sports facilities and meet the team 

  • Discuss how we can help you improve your English skills or support you if you have special educational needs 

  • Discovering apprenticeship options with one-on-one specialist sessions 

Our staff will be available to discuss your options and plan out a learning pathway that works for you. You will be able to explore our excellent facilities, talk through all your options and even submit your application early to make sure you guarantee your place for next year! 

Why choose Merrist Wood College? 

At Activate Learning, our students are supported in developing the skills they need to succeed in the workplace. Our learning programmes lead directly into sustainable career options, and we can help you identify where your studies can take you. 

Arboriculture student, Zac says:

 “The teachers are great. It’s a very supportive environment and the tutors have a lot of experience and an amazing wealth of knowledge.  

“The course has a good blend of practical and theory, which has been really beneficial. I do enjoy the theory side but for me it would have been lacking if I’d just done A Levels and missed out on the practical experience.” 

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