Plumpton College

About Plumpton College

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Plumpton College is a leading specialist land-based College with outstanding indoor and outdoor facilities.  We employ a body of around 450 dedicated expert teachers and support staff and we’re delighted to welcome more than 800 full-time students plus several thousand part-time students to our excellent range of land-based courses. We also have 120 students living on-site in our fantastic accommodation facilities.

Our absolute focus at Plumpton is on helping our students succeed. Whether that’s learning a new skill or hobby, gaining qualifications that help them to achieve a career, or improving skills to help students in their current roles.

We deliver vocational courses for 14-16 year olds, which is ideal for home educated students and those in school years 10 and 11. These work in partnership with students’ other studies, either one or two days per week. WE deliver a wide range of courses for school leavers aged 16+ across all of our faculties and since the mid 1990’s we have delivered a range of higher education courses (Foundation Degrees, BSc and MSc), which we’re proud to offer as an Associate College of the University of Brighton. On top of this we deliver bespoke and short course, evening classes and apprenticeships.

Our range of courses covers Further Education across all land-based provision including Agriculture & Food, Horticulture, Floristry, Green Keeping, Hard Landscaping, Equine Management, Fishery Management, Agricultural and Horticultural Machinery, Metalsmithing, Animal Management, Veterinary Nursing, Dog Grooming, Countryside & Land Management, Forestry & Arboriculture, Adventurous Activities & Sports, Wine and Viticulture and Rural Business Management.

Vision & Values

In 2017 Plumpton College launched its strategic plan for 2017-24 at our annual staff conference.

We have a very clear vision of what our college sets out to do:

To be an innovative and inspirational college delivering excellent education, training and research that enables our students and employers to play a leading role in the future industry growth and development.

Our Values are an important part of everything we do at Plumpton College:

  • Ambitious and progressive
  • Enterprising
  • Professional
  • Supportive
  • Passionate about everything we do

Why join us?

There has never been a more exciting time to join Plumpton College. Aside from the idyllic location, Plumpton College has a strong staff community and it’s a great place to work!

We have a superb staff dining room and additional catering outlets at student prices throughout the college

Our active Staff Social Committee organises parties, social events and activities throughout the year

Our Principal, Jeremy Kerswell holds regular briefings keeping us all up to date on the College’s development and we have an annual staff conference.

Our fantastic Staff Benefits include the following:

Enhanced holiday allowance plus bank holidays

Membership of a local government or teacher pension scheme

Childcare vouchers

Cycle scheme

Discounted gym membership

Staff discounts on courses and Plumpton wine and produce

Teacher Training and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Opportunities

At Plumpton College we believe in investing in our staff to ensure that the highest quality teaching is delivered to our students. This includes providing support for trainee teachers wishing to develop their careers further in post 16 teaching.

The following courses are available to all teaching staff:

  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
  • Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
  • Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

We also offer bespoke CPD and training focused on teaching & learning delivered by internal specialists and external providers. Further training and CPD is available to ensure teaching staff are up to date with qualifications in their specialist subjects.

Individual coaching and support is led by experienced teaching coaches.

We provide an induction programme for unqualified/ or newly qualified teachers, with mentoring sessions, individual coaching and teaching & learning workshops.

Annual teaching & learning training is delivered by the country’s leading educational specialists

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