The construction of the new Bishop Burton College Riseholme Showground campus was completed in 2016 representing a total investment of £26m and including £7.5m of funding from the Greater Lincolnshire LEP.
The extensive industry-standard Agri-food facilities (e.g. food science laboratories; commercial kitchens, and engineering workshops) service the training needs of over 500 full-time further education students and 70 Higher Education students (2019/20).
The most recent investment of £1.2m in the Riseholme Showground campus is a new Lincolnshire Institute of Technology training facility dedicated to higher level agri-food skills. This will support the skills required to maximise the potential of precision farming technologies. A further £2.4m is now being invested by the college to provide residential accommodation on the Showground campus.
The college has developed the curriculum in partnership with major Agri-food employers which includes national apprenticeship training contracts with Cranswick PLC and Tulip Ltd and, most recently, the establishment of the British Egg Academy with Morrisons.