- 14-16 Courses
Study a vocational course at Plumpton alongside GCSEs at School or 6th Form College. Home Educated students can also access these courses. Take a look at the opportunities waiting for you.
- Adult Courses
Designed for the motivated adult learner wanting to discover a new skill and take a step in the right direction toward a career within the land and environment sector.
Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining qualifications and experience in work. As an employee, you can earn as you learn and gain practical skills from the workplace.
- Full Time Courses
Expand your horizons. We've got fantastic courses that will certainly inspire and challenge you, from Outdoor Adventurous Activities and Horticulture, through to Agriculture and Countryside Management.
- Part Time Courses
Whether you're looking to enhance your current working skills, improve your career potential or discover a new personal interest, we've got an extensive variety of short or bespoke courses to inspire you.
- University Courses
Achieve Excellence at Plumpton. Our University courses are validated through our university partnership agreements and offer excellent career opportunities in the land-based sector.
- Adventure Education & Sport
Love the outdoors? The sport and adventure education industry is rapidly becoming a larger and more popular career path with many opportunities.
At Plumpton, agriculture is at the centre of everything we do. Take a look at our range of courses which could lead you to careers such as a Trainee Argonomist or a Herdsperson.
Find our Beekeeping Courses here.
- Agricultural Engineering
There are lots of career choices for you to consider within this sector from machinery operators right through to technical specialists.
- Animal Management
Join us at our Animal Management Unit where we have the latest up-to-date technology and equipment to manage lots of different animals from mammals to reptiles.
- Blacksmithing & Metalwork
This creative industry is very much in demand, we have a range of courses for you to enjoy involving traditional skills such as forging and fabrication to creative metalwork and silver jewellery.
- Dog Grooming
Whether you have an existing career within the industry or wish to become self-employed or working for a business or franchise, our courses will equip you to learn modern techniques required to become a professional Dog Groomer.
- Education Pathways & Foundation Learning
Through our courses you'll get to learn about what work is really like and how to develop your independence, preparing you for the career that will make the most of your skills.
- Environmental Studies & Conservation
Set amongst the South Downs we have fantastic fauna, flora and wildlife for you to discover, you'll get to experience at first hand areas of farmed land, hedgerows and woodland.
- Equine Management
Horse management is a popular part of the UK economy where you could be a Livery Yard Manager, Groom or Behaviourist. We will give you the skills you need to succeed.
- Fisheries & Aquatic Science
Our fisheries and aquatic science courses include aquatic sciences freshwater and marine, fishery management and angling participation, aquaculture and aquatics units.
Our courses will enable you to progress into higher education, using the UCAS points scheme or enter employment with an industry approved qualification.
Whether it's wedding or funeral flowers, birthdays or other special occasions, florists are responsible for beautiful creations from different flowers and natural foliage. Find out about where our courses could lead you.
- Food Skills
Explore our range of trail blazing and much acclaimed butchery and food skills courses.
- Forest School
A brilliant place for you to develop your skills, you’ll enjoy an inspirational and a holistic environment that encourages both children and adults.
- Forestry & Arboriculture
At Plumpton, you'll certainly be in the right environment to develop your skills for the forestry and arboriculture industry. We have the latest equipment and expert lecturers to coach you through your education all the way through to employment.
Did you know that horticulture is the only profession that mixes the UK's climate with art, practical craft skills, nature and science? Find out more about this industry that employs over 300,000 people in the UK.
- Inclusive Learning and Development
The Inclusive Learning and Development Team is committed to including and supporting you to access all available opportunities and to have a positive learning experience.
- Motor Vehicle
We have a large range of courses to choose from, ensuring you have all the right skills for the wide variety of career directions from repair and maintenance to engine diagnostics.
If you're looking to join us in veterinary nursing, you'll find our extensive animal management unit an outstanding place to study with access to an extensive range of domestic, exotic and 'small-holding' animals.
- Wine Division
As the UK's centre of excellence for education, training and research, we are one of the few Higher Education facilities in Europe that offers you a broad range of University degrees in wine business and production taught in English.