Study a vocational course at Plumpton alongside GCSEs at School or 6th Form College. Home Educated students can also access these courses. Take a look at the opportunities waiting for you.
Expand your horizons. We've got fantastic courses that will certainly inspire and challenge you, from Outdoor Adventurous Activities and Horticulture, through to Agriculture and Countryside Management.
Achieve Excellence at Plumpton. Our University courses are partnered with the University of Brighton and offer excellent career opportunities in the land-based sector.
Whether you're looking to enhance your current working skills, improve your career potential or discover a new personal interest, we've got an extensive variety of short or bespoke courses to inspire you.
Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining qualifications and experience in work. As an employee, you can earn as you learn and gain practical skills from the workplace.
Take a browse through our excellent range of land-based courses and start your journey with Plumpton.
Love the outdoors? The sport and adventure education industry is rapidly becoming a larger and more popular career path with many opportunities.
At Plumpton, agriculture is that 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 Herdsman.
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.
There are lots of career choices for you to consider within this sector from machinery operators right through to technical specialists.
Explore our range of trail blazing and much acclaimed Butchery courses.
Explore our range of courses for your business from First Aid courses to Leadership and Management programmes.
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.
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.
The fishery industry has a very important role to play in protecting the environment as well as providing a recreational area for anglers to enjoy. Start your career in the fishery sector.
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.
A brilliant place for you to develop your skills, you’ll enjoy an inspirational and a holistic environment that encourages both children and adults.
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.
Through our courses you'll get to learn about what work is really like and how to develop your independence, preparing you for the career that will make the most of your skills.
You've got over 800 hectares of land at your disposal here; giving you the chance to make the most of your skills and developing your understanding of estate management.
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.
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.
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.
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're the only Higher Education facility in Europe that offers you a broad range of University degrees in wine business and production taught in English.
With Brighton on our doorstep, just 12 miles from Plumpton, there's so much for you to enjoy both on-site and locally. Take a look at our accommodation, catering, transport and social events.
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Outstanding as rated by Ofsted – we’ve got residential facilities for 200 students on-site here at Plumpton.
Looking to live off-site? We list a range of accommodation from private local landlords in the local area.
Take a tour of our on-site accommodation rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.
Explore the different ways of accessing the College’s sites.
We support your busy College day with freshly cooked, wholesome food. Discover how our service meets your needs.
All you need to know about our course fees and the options available through student support funds and loans.
Find out more about costs involved with studying and the support available to you.
After you’ve received an offer of a course, you can apply for a bursary using this form. Once we’ve received a completed application with the correct supporting documents, we will make bursary offers.
Find out about the range of ways you can apply to study at Plumpton College.
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Our 800-hectare estate is set within the South Downs in Sussex. We have a range of outcentres at Netherfield, Stanmer Park, Flimwell and Snowdonia.
We’ve got all you need here at the Plumpton College shop including equipment for your course, bus tickets and college produce.
So many different sports for you to try and enjoy. Why not challenge yourself with a new activity either on land or water – we’ve got brilliant facilities for you to experience.
We’ve got several inland and coastal locations for you to enjoy both your studies and angling plus our new lake.
With 800 hectares to explore at Plumpton, we’ve got some of the leading facilities for the land-based sector right here.
We have several excellent Outcentres at Flimwell, Stanmer Park, Netherfield plus our outdoor education centre at Bwlch Mwlchan in Snowdonia.
Located within Snowdonia National Park, Bwlch Mwlchan offers the opportunity for you to study your chosen subject through a new perspective.
Try our range of woodland, forestry and wood craft courses at The Woodland Enterprise Centre, Flimwell, East Sussex.
Set around a small farm in an idyllic setting, with smaller class sizes and great resources. Explore more about Ivyland Farm.
Students at Stanmer have access to glasshouses, polythene tunnels, an extensive range of demonstration plots, specialist features including lawns, ponds, decorative areas, vegetable plots and more.
A brilliant place for you to study and find resources, our fully air-conditioned library has excellent facilities for you to enjoy.
We’ve got excellent research facilities here for you at Plumpton.
Hire Plumpton for your next conference. We can offer you flexibility from developing a course to suit you or a bespoke event across at one of our sites.
We will create you a perfectly tailored programme that meets your company's individual needs.
Let us help you find your future workforce.
Why not consider Plumpton for your next event? We have brilliant facilities that are perfect for conferences, corporate social events, meetings, seminars, staff away days and training courses.
Whether you are looking for a meeting room in our conference centre, a place to host your social event or specialist facilities, we have an exceptional venue for you.
Our conference centre with beautiful views of the South Downs is the perfect location to hold your meetings and conferences.
Our natural environment is the perfect location for your Easter or summer event. We also have outstanding accommodation and amenities to host summer schools, groups and clubs.
We would love to help you plan a bespoke event at Plumpton College or at any of our Out Centres.
We have outstanding indoor and outdoor sport facilities which cater for a wide range of sport and activities.
Find out what makes Plumpton a unique College, from our fantastic history through to how we are developing the land-based industry.
Find out why there’s never been a better time to work and train in the land-based sector, direct from our Principal.
Our vision, mission, values and objectives for the next seven years.
With superb outdoor and indoor facilities, an excellent location, plus first-class teaching and support, we’ve got it all at Plumpton.
Plumpton has a fantastic history here in East Sussex. Discover all about our College and Out Centres.
The success of our students is at the forefront of everything we do at Plumpton. Find out more about how we help you to realise your potential.
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Think Plumpton could be for you? Take a look at our current opportunities to join our dedicated team.
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