Come and enjoy our extensive range of short courses here at Plumpton. Discover a new interest or develop your current skills to improve your career potential.
You’ve got so many to choose from. Whether you’re interested in agriculture or first aid, garden design or outdoor adventurous activities, we’ve got lots of courses that will fit in with your life. You’ve certainly got a fantastic location here to study, challenge and enjoy.
If you're looking for a bespoke course for your business, visit our bespoke courses page.
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.
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.
- 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.
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 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.
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.
- Land Based 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.
- 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.
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.