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If you’re leaving school and deciding what’s next, we’ve got loads of choices for you across the land-based sector at our fantastic facilities.
Whether you’re interested in agriculture or animal care, horticulture, fisheries management or machinery or one of our other many exciting courses, you’ll be guaranteed lots of hands-on experience and the chance to develop an extensive range of skills.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Game & Wildlife Management
We've got over 800 hectares of land at your disposal at Plumpton College, giving you the chance to make the most of your skills, and develop your understanding of estate management.
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.
- 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.
- Veterinary Nursing & Dog Grooming
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.