Plumpton College - Stanmer Park

THEME: Skills

AREA: East Sussex

Future skills creation in horticulture, woodland and tree management science.

Delivery Body: Plumpton College

Theme: Skills

Coast to Capital LGF Allocation: £831k

Match Funding Contribution: £1.02m

Project Status: Delivering


Summary of Project

Plumpton College is the regional specialist training and education centre in land based industries supporting small and large businesses located across the southeast. The college has extensive productive working relationships with over two thousand land based businesses, and trains and educates over 3,500 students and 400 apprentices annually.


Coast to Capital invested Local Growth Funding towards the development of an Advanced Skills Centre for Horticulture and for Woodland and Tree Management at Stamner Park, Brighton. This centre will utilise ground space within their existing site and lead to the build of new facilities and the technological enhancement of existing facilities.


The works will enable advanced skills delivery specifically related to the horticultural growing industry, the delivery of specialist training in tree management, fast track skills development environment for highly skilled individuals from other sectors, and training in skills resilience to tool-up existing employees to be able to make the step changes. This in turn will help create/safeguard jobs, reclaim 1500sqm of the site, build and refurbish much needed learning space, in addition to supporting new learners, 145 enterprises and 350 community members.


Key Outputs

  • 540sqm training space
  • 575 Unengaged and community learners per annum
  • High value skills training for 125 students per annum.
  • 24 New Apprentices
  • 35 Jobs Unlocked
  • 3.5 Jobs created

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