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.
We offer an array of vocational programmes with varying qualifications, from Entry Level up to Level 1, 2 and 3. Our Level 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 here.
We have a number of dates scheduled for our Information Events, please head to our Important Dates section to find out when they are. They are currently running on a virtual basis but we have created a dedicated platform and content to make them as informative and interactive as possible with great feedback from those run so far.
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
The priority deadline for applications is 31st January. We encourage students to apply by this date in order to ensure a place on your preferred course. We are happy to accept applications after this date but we cannot guarantee your course selection.
Our main campus in Plumpton is serviced by our own extensive bus network, covering East Sussex, West Sussex and parts of Kent and Surrey. Further information surrounding routes and prices can be found at www.ridekura.com/plumpton
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’ Find out more here. https://www.plumpton.ac.uk/student-info/college-accommodation/
Our Taster Days offer prospective students the chance to experience what it is like to be a student at Plumpton College for the day. Available to those aged 14+ this year our taster days are scheduled to run on 15th and 16th February. Keep an eye on our website to find out how to apply.
This will depend on your course but it is usually 3 days per week. However due to COVID-19 our current students are studying through a blended learning approach, which is a combination of face to face learning and online delivery. Our inclusive nature means this approach differs based upon your level of study. Although students are physically attending college less, those days spent on-site will be rewarding, busy and impactful.
Student interviews will take place remotely on Wednesday afternoons, scheduled from the end of November. Where possible students will be given the option to select an interview time between 2pm - 5pm. This will hopefully give schools the option to support their students during school time, reducing the need for students to take the afternoon off to attend. However if the student prefers to have the interview at home it will enable them to return home after school to attend.
If you've got a question that hasn't been answered, take a look at our wider site or have a read through of our prospectus where hopefully you'll find the information you need. Failing that, please email our Enquiries, Advice and Guidance team at email@example.com
At Plumpton College we specialise in a broad range of land-based apprenticeship programmes.