Plumpton College hosts information event

July 28, 2016

Staff from Plumpton College are hosting an information event at the Burgess Hill branch of Waitrose on Wednesday 3rd August, from 12 to 2pm.  Customers and store visitors will be offered free personal advice on the wide range of land based college courses, apprenticeships and employer training.

Customers at the Waitrose store will be able to discover all courses, including part time courses which take place during the morning, afternoon, evening, at the weekend and throughout the year.  These learning opportunities are flexibly designed to cater for all lifestyles, to help widen skills bases and enhance careers.

Part time courses at Plumpton College attract over 3,000 learners, enrolling on nearly 500 different courses every year, each learner benefitting from a friendly learning environment, with many learners returning for the second and third time.  They help anyone looking to pursue a professional qualification to help in careers at work or for promotion or to anyone who simply wants to further a personal interest, find new friends and learn something completely new.

Plumpton College students benefit from specialist study facilities, industry trained staff, bursaries and subsidised transport across Sussex.  Following the recent Sussex Area Based Review, supporting the College’s strategy to remain an independent and specialist land based provider of further and higher education, Plumpton College is beginning its next phase of ambitious growth and quality enhancement.  With a new Principal, sound finances and a commitment to achieve excellence in all areas, the College is significantly investing in the development of its management capacity.

Nick Ludford, business development manager at Plumpton College says, “We are very grateful to Waitrose, the manager and staff, who have been helpful to us in providing this venue and an opportunity to meet with customers to offer course information and careers advice.  Our exciting range of part time courses for September across our centres in East Sussex include floristry, countryside practical skills, RHS courses in horticulture, cycle maintenance, pig handling, welding, large animal rescue training, tractor driving, keeping laying hens at home, the new 8 week tree surgery course and principles of winemaking.”

Waitrose stocks Plumpton Estate wines online and at Burgess Hill, Lewes, Brighton and Uckfield branches.  Local stockists include Grape and Grain, Hayward’s Heath, Plumpton Green Post Office, Quaff Fine Wines at Fiveways, Brighton, Rushfield’s Farm Shop at Henfield, South Downs Cellars at Hurstpierpoint,  Butlers Wine Cellar at Brighton, The English Wine Centre at Alfriston, Middle Farm near Firle, with John Lewis Food Halls at Oxford Street, London and Bluewater.

Plumpton College hosts an information morning on Saturday 27th August when enquirers can meet staff and find out more.  www.plumpton.ac.uk