Open Days

The College has a number of days and events where prospective students of all ages whether at 14, over 16 or just completing their A Levels, can visit to discuss courses.  Further details can be obtained from the College or from the forthcoming events section on the main page.

For tickets to our open day please visit our shop where you will automatically be entered in our free prize draw.

May Open Day. Saturday 13th May 2017

The College's main open day is always held on the second Saturday in May.  In addition to the opportunity to discuss courses and careers in the areas in which the College specialises this event enables visitors to see the College in action and visit all departments.  It is a very popular event with many additional attractions and normally over 10,000 people attending.   As part of the commitment to informing young people about our courses, apprenticeships and training programmes, Plumpton College offers free entry to Open Day for those aged 16 and under.  The Open Day is held in association with the Sussex Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs.  This is an action packed event with loads of things to see and do.  As part of a whole series of onsite attractions we also invite local businesses, charities and other organisations to exhibit and trade here on the day.

If you would like to have a trade or exhibition stand at this open day please download the relevant documents by following the links below.    

Summer Careers and courses events for all courses. Thursday 29th June 2017 3pm - 7pm

These are held at the main college on specific Saturday mornings in November and during the Spring term and on a late afternoon/ evening in June.  They give the opportunity for prospective students of all ages whether 14 years old or those over 16 to talk to members of staff about all of the College courses. During these events there are tours of the main College teaching and residential facilities.  Prospective students and employers can find out more about the College courses, apprenticeships and training.  There will be help and advice on fees, funding and careers.  Tours of the main College teaching and residential facilities on campus will also be available.  Enquirers can meet with student ambassadors to find out more about student life.  This is an informal, drop-in session, with no booking needed.

Summer Careers and courses events for all courses. Saturday 26th August 2017 9am - 12-30pm.

These are held at the main college on specific Saturday mornings in November and during the Spring term and on a late afternoon/ evening in June.  They give the opportunity for prospective students of all ages whether 14 years old or those over 16 to talk to members of staff about all of the College courses. During these events there are tours of the main College teaching and residential facilities.  Prospective students and employers can find out more about the College courses, apprenticeships and training.  There will be help and advice on fees, funding and careers.  Tours of the main College teaching and residential facilities on campus will also be available.  Enquirers can meet with student ambassadors to find out more about student life.  This is an informal, drop-in session, with no booking needed.

Equine Department shows

Students in the Equine Department hold a major horse show on the third Saturday in May. The next event is on Saturday 21 May 2016.  This is in addition to the equine students’ Christmas show and other various weekend shows which are held throughout the year.

Further Education Interviews

Interviews for Further Education students are held on most Wednesday afternoons throughout term time.

Higher Education students’ ‘Open Sessions.’

Higher Education students are invited to monthly Open Afternoons.  If you wish to visit the college at short notice please contact Admissions and we will be pleased to show you around.