Welcome to the Schools & Colleges Portal
Our Schools & Colleges Liaison and Marketing Team visit schools and colleges throughout the year to communicate with students about the opportunities available at Plumpton College post GCSEs.
The Schools & Colleges Portal has been designed as an additional, online tool, to help provide you and your students with information on careers progression within the land based sector.
Within this portal you will find:
- A host of resources educating you on our course and career opportunities
- Important dates for your diary
- Testimonials from our current and former students
This information, alongside the rest of our website and our prospectus will help answer some of your questions and give the knowledge needed to help students make an informed decision about next steps after school.
However if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to email our Enquiries, Advice & Guidance team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Career Leaders can also contact the Schools & Colleges Liaison team for assistance with any career events you are hosting virtually or in person, please email email@example.com
Please read our list of frequently asked questions
How do I apply?
Applications are made online, via our website. Just head to your department area, select your chosen course and click ‘apply’. If you live in East Sussex please make your selection through eProspectus, where your school will help with your application.
What types of qualifications do you offer?
We offer an array of vocational programmes with varying qualifications, from Entry Level up to Level 1, 2 and 3. Our Level 3 Extended Diplomas offer a qualification that is equivalent to A levels and will earn you UCAS points to progress onto University.
We also offer apprenticeship options for some of our courses which allows you to work and earn money at the same time as studying. Discover more about our apprenticeship opportunities.
Do you host Open Events?
We have a number of Open Events scheduled throughout the year, please head to our Calendar of Events section to find out when they are and to book your place.
What are the entry requirements to access courses at Plumpton College?
This does depend on the course and level of study you opt for. However generally speaking in order to join us on a Level 3 programme you will need to of achieved 4 GCSEs, grades 9-4, inclusive of English and maths and for some courses, also science.
For a Level 2 programme you'll need to of achieved 2 to 3 GCSEs, grades 9-3 and for a Level 1 programme 1 or more GCSEs, grades 2-1.
To find out the specific entry requirements for the course you're interested in, use our website and search for your department and chosen course where you'll then find the specific course entry requirements
When is your application deadline?
The priority deadline for applications was 31st January. However it is not to late to apply so please get in touch with our Enquiries team if you need any help with your application.
How do I get to Plumpton College?
Our main campus in Plumpton is serviced by our own extensive bus network, covering East Sussex, West Sussex and parts of Kent and Surrey. View information on surrounding routes and prices.
We are connected by public buses and trains with Plumpton and Lewes train stations short distances away from our main Plumpton campus.
You are welcome to bring your car to college where you will find ample student parking.
If you live further afield we do offer residential student accommodation which has been rated by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’.
Do you offer Taster Days?
Yes, we offer Taster Days to prospective students in Year 10 and Year 11, so they can experience what it is like to be a student at Plumpton College for the day. The Taster Day dates for this year have now passed but keep an eye on the website for next year's dates and to find out how to apply.
How many days a week will students be in college for?
This will depend on your course but it is usually 3 days per week.
How will the interview process work?
Student interviews will take place remotely through Microsoft Teams. You will receive an invitation by email. Interviews usually take place on a Wednesday afternoon during the college day, however this may vary for some subjects. If you are unable to attend the interview you must contact our Enquiries team to arrange another time.
Will Students have an Induction Day before they start in September?
Yes, we will be running both a student welcome event over the summer which gives all students, who have received an offer, a chance to come onsite to meet tutors and peers as well as familiarising themselves with our site facilities we have available. There will also be a Parent Information Event which will provide parents with information about Plumpton College and student expectations.