Come and enjoy our extensive range of part-time courses
Discover a new interest, develop your current skills to improve your overall career potential or do a workshop with friends.
We offer courses over 1 year, intense courses over multiple weeks or 1 day workshops to make sure studying fits in with your lifestyle.
Courses are based at our Lewes Campus surrounded by the South Downs countryside, or we have select courses at our new Stanmer Campus situated within Stanmer Park. Both campuses are close to Lewes and Brighton with multiple transport links to get you studying.
Kickstart a new career or hobby now. Search by department and apply.
If you're looking for a bespoke course for your business, visit our bespoke courses page.
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Refunds and Cancellation Policy
In the unlikely event that your course is cancelled, we will refund your fees. However, if you choose to cancel or withdraw from your course, full fees are payable. If you’ve already paid, you will not be entitled to a refund unless there are extenuating circumstances.