18 June 2021

Plenty of funded courses for adults available at Plumpton College

Adults aged 19 years and above (no upper age limit) can apply to study full-time or part-time at Plumpton College, starting this September 2021. Many of the College’s most popular courses can be funded with a loan and, in some cases, are completely free to study as part of the Government’s Lifetimes Skills Guarantee and National Skills Fund.

This means that adults wishing to gain a Level 3 qualification (a higher technical level, equivalent to A’ levels) can take out a loan to pay tuition fees. This operates much like a university loan, only needing to be paid back once employed and earning over a certain threshold.

Plumpton College is a leader in land and environment courses, proud of its high employability rate averaging over 90% each year. Career opportunities in this sector are immediately available and the College has continued to support land-based industries and local communities affected by COVID-19.

The range of courses available for adults to study include Animal Management, Forestry & Arboriculture, Horticulture & Garden Design, Blacksmithing and Land & Wildlife. Choosing a course in any of these disciplines will enable anyone to upskill or retrain, enter a new sector or change career. All can be accessed flexibly and safely in accordance with COVID-19 protocols and could lead to further free training (equivalent of A ‘levels) or onto a degree course afterwards.

College Principal Jeremy Kerswell said:

We have seen an unprecedented demand from adults on our courses for this year. Whilst we feel this reflects the current job market as more people than ever seek to retrain, it’s also a recognition of the fact that many of the industries we serve including Horticulture, Agriculture, and Countryside Management have national and local skills gaps, meaning they are in desperate need of people looking to retrain and reskill into a new career.”

Register your interest for one of our Level 3 programmes.

For more information about full and part time courses, Plumpton College is hosting a webinar at 5.30pm on Thursday 1st July, where Principal Jeremy Kerswell will talk about the opportunities available, and answer any questions you may have. Sign up to join the webinar here events.plumpton.ac.uk.  

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