Discover our Outreach programme

Coming back into education should be exciting and inspiring; instead, it may feel daunting and overwhelming. 

The Outreach programme at Plumpton has been created with this in mind. It offers a flexible and bespoke transition to full-time education for young people, starting with individual sessions either in college or virtual.

The Outreach programme will allow young people to explore different land-based and personal development themes. This is through project- based units that they are interested in and this will help them to identify possible courses or careers in the future. It will also give the young people an idea of what studying at Plumpton College might be like.

Once students enroll, they will aim to start attending for one day. This will be increased and they will be supported to eventually attend a 3-day programme in small groups, which will include English and Maths if they have not yet achieved a grade 4 in GCSE or level 2 in Functional skills.

The Plumpton College Outreach programme aims to meet the needs of young people who are struggling to find their feet in education. We very much hope that it will have a positive impact on everyone who takes part – and help them to be confident about their next steps and potential career choices.


WJEC Entry Pathways: Preparing for Work Entry level 3

Providing learners with an inclusive and flexible qualification to explore their areas of interest to prepare them for full-time education at our land-based college.

‘Preparing for work’ is the perfect course for students who want to explore different land-based and personal development themes through project work.

Young people can choose from a wide range of units such as:

  • Introduction to Plant Care
  • Introduction to Animal Care
  • Introduction to Land Maintenance
  • Rules of the Road
  • Motor Vehicle Maintenance
  • Working as part of a group
  • Working towards goals
  • As well as many more interesting units

What support will be offered?

Our caring and supportive Outreach team will meet with each of the young people to discuss their needs and interests before welcoming them into small and nurturing groups. They will encourage the students with regular target setting to help them develop their confidence and feel ready for their future studies.

Entry requirements: Students aged 16-19 or 16 -24 (with an EHCP) and able to access an Entry level 3 programme.

Future Opportunities: Progress onto a study programme of your choice, subject to interview. Employment.

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