Discover our horticulture courses
If you’re thinking about horticulture, it’s certainly one of the biggest industries in the land-based sector. In fact it’s the only one that links the UK’s climate to art, craft, nature and science.
Perhaps you’ve enjoyed studying one of these subjects at school, or you’re looking to take a degree or higher level course. Alternatively you may already be working in the industry and be looking to extend your current skills, or even learn some new ones. We have an excellent range of courses for you to enjoy and discover at Plumpton that will fit in with your life, while at the same time challenge you.
Our Part time courses will continue next academic year with a comprehensive collection of Horticulture, Garden Design and Landscape options. Look out for the full suite of RHS Diplomas, C&G Practical Diploma, and some exciting new Garden Design and Hard landscaping opportunities.
- Advanced Sports Turf Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship
- Conservation Water/Wildlife Gardening 5 Week Course
- Crop Technician (Market Garden) Level 3 Apprenticeship
- FdSc Sustainable Horticulture Management Foundation Degree
- Garden Design Level 1 Qualification
- Garden Design Level 2 Certificate
- Garden Design Level 3 Diploma
- Golf Greenkeeper Level 2 Apprenticeship
- Hard Landscaping City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma
- Herbalism and Plant Medicine Level 2 Course
- Horticulture BTEC Level 1 Introductory Certificate in Land-based Studies (Horticulture)
- Horticulture C&G Level 3 - Technical Diploma in Horticulture
Discover our extensively planted areas on-site at Plumpton
As you build your knowledge, you’ll be able to gain a wide experience of being able to identify and maintain different plants.
Experience our endangered plant collections at first hand
You’ll be able to experience our Black Poplars and National collection of Hebes, in addition to our endangered plant network connection with Kew Gardens.
Grow plants all year round here
We’ve got an excellent large area under glass where you’ll be able to grow plants without the risk of the weather, up to a commercial level.
Build even more skills at Plumpton
You’ll be able to develop your brickwork skills and paving at our large landscaping centre.
Developing New Horticulture Courses at Plumpton College
There has never been a better time to study Horticulture.
At Plumpton College, we are always looking for ways to develop and introduce new courses that are up to date with the current environment. Within Horticulture we would like to create and develop a range of new courses with you in mind.
So, if you can't quite find the course you want to study within our current course selection, we would like to hear your suggestions on what you would like to study and why. Please submit your suggestion in the form below
Grow your career at plumpton college
In collaboration with East Sussex County Council, we have embedded the development of maths skills to improve numeracy at work and in everyday life in several land-based subjects and careers.
Adults over 19 years of age and without a Level 2 qualification (GCSE or Functional Skills) in maths will be eligible.