Plumpton College

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Introduction to Plumpton College

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If you love the great outdoors and want the qualifications to prove it, you’re in the right place! Plumpton College specialises in providing a wide range of land-based courses. With agriculture, veterinary nursing, and everything in between, whatever you are hoping to study, you will find It here. With a wide range of courses on offer across their various campuses all over the UK, the college works closely with schools, as well as the University of Brighton. We particularly love the sound of the college farms, giving students all over the country real life, practical experience. 


Plumpton College is committed to giving you an excellent education and the College is an ideal place to study land-based courses. We are well-regarded by employers and have an excellent record of graduate employment. We provide extensive education and skills development facilities. College is a Partner College of the University of Brighton.

Why us?

  • You can choose to study full or part-time and fit your course around other life commitments.
  • There is a range of pastoral and learning services available to help you through your time at College.
  • You will learn relevant, practical skills that you can use in employment. 


Plumpton College has been providing education & training for many years & our facilities are well established & appropriate to your needs. The College estate has undergone multi-million pound expansions to provide state-of-the-art learning. With modern laboratories & research centre, forestry facilities including the Woodland Enterprise Centre at Flimwell & a Wine Research Centre, the College provides a supportive, engaging atmosphere. We are surrounded by an estate that consists of a commercial farm, woodlands, conservation areas, a dairy & dairy processing unit, vineyards, winery, equine yards, indoor schools, animal care & nursing centres.


Plumpton College is located at the foot of the picturesque South Downs in the centre of the South Downs National Park. This location offers students a perfect environment in which to study their chosen subject. The College is six miles from Lewes, the County Town and nine miles from Brighton. Major transport routes are within easy reach and London is only an hour away. The College is close to the village of Plumpton Green where there is a local shop, post office and bus and train services.

Focused on your career

Commercial work experience - The College has commercial units covering agriculture, wine, equine, horticulture and animal science, enabling you to be ‘hands-on’ in industry situations whilst learning practical skills using our excellent facilities. 

Visiting speakers - We invite speakers from the industry to come and share their knowledge and experiences with you ensuring you are up-to-date in your chosen field.

Develop transferable skills - Our courses are an excellent way to develop skills in handling information, writing reports, working alone and in teams, handling numbers and analysing complex information.

Open days

Course Information Event

  • 27/06/2019
  • 22/08/2019

There's so much on offer in the land-based sector from agriculture and animal management, to equine studies and arboriculture. It's an industry full of exciting opportunities. 

We've got full and part-time courses from school leaver and adult courses, through to University courses.

We are offering FREE shuttle pick up to and from Lewes train station, and have free parking on site. Join us for a personal tour of our first-rate campus, to meet lecturing staff and receive course and careers information and advice. 

If you would like more details, give us a call on 01273 890454 or email us.

The learning environment

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the centre of the South Downs National Park, Plumpton College offers the ideal setting and facilities to study land-based courses.

The commercial farm with a variety of dairy cattle, a wide range of crops and grassland, the vineyards with modern machinery, two well-equipped equine yards, the College estate with excellent facilities and a wide range of outdoor activities, extensive woodland, a very wide range of habitats and conservation areas, workshops for blacksmithing, jewellery work, forestry, hard landscaping skills, Plumpton caters to the needs of students.

Student testimonials

Returning to full time education on the FdSc Forestry & Woodland Management course seemed a daunting prospect, but any concerns were soon eased. The attentive staff and clear course structure showed what to expect and what was required. All the staff are here to help you personally achieve the goals you set for yourself, and in many cases exceed them. The varied course provides all the attributes that will stand every graduate in good stead, with Plumpton College recognised as providing an excellent qualification for industry needs. I couldn't recommend the course highly enough.

- Linner Dewar, FdSc Forestry and Woodland Management graduate

Where you'll learn

Addresses for Plumpton College

Plumpton College Ditchling Road Lewes East Sussex BN7 3AE Show on map
Netherfield Centre Ivyland Farm Netherfield Battle East Sussex TN33 9QB Show on map
Stanmer Lewes Road Brighton Sussex BN1 9SE Show on map


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