Taster Courses

Spend a day experiencing the subject of your choice. FREE to those in Years 9, 10 & 11 at school. 

Plumpton College provides a wide range of exciting courses for those wishing to work in either the rural industries or the great outdoors.

  • The taster days are designed to give pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11 an insight into the wide variety of courses available, both at the College and also at the Centres. Taster days provide an opportunity to spend a day experiencing a subject of choice and will make it easier for the student  to make a decision about future study and career.

  • Although taster courses are predominantly for those in years 10 & 11 who will have priority, students in year 9 are also eligible. The individual subject taster courses are designed for students who aim to undertake a level 2 (you will need at least 2 good GCSEs) or level 3 course (you will need at least 4 good GCSEs) after leaving school. Students who are unlikely to get two good GCSEs and might need some time to work at level 2 would find the more general Foundation Level taster course more suitable.

The details of the taster days for 2015/16 are now available:

» Download Taster Course booklet (pdf) | » Download Taster Course application form (pdf)

At the end of the taster day, there will be an opportunity for the student to ask a member of staff any questions and to discuss a possible career in the subject of interest. Do come along to meet our friendly and helpful staff and see what the College has to offer.