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 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.
- 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.
- Land Based Engineering
There are lots of career choices for you to consider within this sector from machinery operators right through to technical specialists.
- Food Skills
Explore our range of trail blazing and much acclaimed butchery and food skills courses.
- Countryside Management
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.
- Fishery Management
The fishery industry has a very important role to play in protecting the environment as well as providing a recreational area for anglers to enjoy. Start your career in the fishery sector.
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.
- Forestry and 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 as well as a chance to visit our working commercial woodland at Flimwell.
- 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 and Wildlife Management
You've got over 800 hectares of land at your disposal here; giving you the chance to make the most of your skills and developing 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.
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.
- 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.
- School Programmes & Visits
We have a range of opportunities for you to book with us at Plumpton, from primary school visits to our working farm, lambing visits for primary and secondary in the Spring or STEM related visits for KS3 and 4. Explore learning outside the classroom!
As the UK's centre of excellence for education, training and research, we're the only Higher Education facility in Europe that offers you a broad range of University degrees in wine business and production taught in English.