Plumpton College provides a vocational curriculum for students wanting to broaden their horizons from year 10 onwards.

Specialist vocational facilities and industry-trained and experienced tutors provide an excellent entry point into their chosen vocation. Students are supported and able to develop the skills needed to succeed.

From their starting point students will experience the highest standards for learning and be supported to progress onto further study up to degree level, apprenticeships and or work.  Students benefit from smaller class sizes up to a max. of 15. Students must have turned 14 at the start of the academic year. 

Electively Home Educated students:

Parents of Year 10 and Year 11 pupils, who are home educating their children, can now apply for a vocational programme for their child. The usual programme of study is 3 days a week. Students can choose vocational subjects in the areas that interest them alongside their core subjects in English, maths, PSHE and science.  

The college will only consider home-educated students whose parents provide confirmation of home educating status (e.g. a copy of the de-registration letter) for their child, who must have been out of education for at least 6 months. If accepted onto a course, the student's course fee will be funded by the Education Funding &Skills Agency. However, costs of course materials and travel (equipment, course handbooks, safety wear) are the responsibility of the parent/guardian. There are currently no bursaries for students on a 14-16 programme.

14 – 16 Schools

We offer Key Stage 4 students the opportunity explore their interests, enhance their skills and introduce them to vocational -related learning through participation in a number of inspiring vocational/technical programmes. All courses deliver accredited qualifications designed to assist with a clear post-16 progression pathway.

These 14-16 courses are suitable for students of all abilities. The school release programme will put students at an advantage to progress onto a higher level vocational/ technical qualifications, apprenticeships or employment.

Any offer on this programme is dependent on the relevant School agreeing to release the learner one day a week, pay the relevant cost and provide any additional support requirements. Applicants under 16 years of age or compulsory school age on school roll must produce evidence that their head teacher or head of year agree to them studying at the College. All correspondence will be sent via the designated lead/contact at the School.

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Application Form

School Reference Form 

Home Educated Reference Form 

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Term Dates: 14+ Vocational Courses

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