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Click on the search button above for information on how to search for courses available at a range of further education colleges and training providers across East Sussex and Brighton

Further Education colleges and sixth forms

Find out more about courses and what's on offer by visiting the homepages of further education colleges and sixth forms in East Sussex and nearby counties.

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Training providers

If you are looking for an alternative to college there are many other training providers located across the county, offering a wide variety of exciting courses ranging from the arts, music, fashion and sports to child care, personal development and work skills.

Many of these training providers also offer apprenticeships, traineeships, work experience and the chance to volunteer.

Click on the links below to visit their individual websites to find more about what is on offer. Or visit our current alternative training opportunities page for further details.

Access To Music  offer music courses in Brighton, including performance, recording, management and all aspects of the music industry

BIMM (Brighton Institute of Modern Music)  also offer music and music industry related courses.

DV8 Sussex  offers people aged 16-23 FREE courses in music, fashion, media and live events, plus fully paid apprenticeships in creative industries. With training centres based in Bexhill and Brighton, Dv8 Sussex empowers young people to make informed choices about their future, in a fun, supportive and aspirational environment.

Albion In The Community  offer sports development, fitness, leadership, business and coaching and other sports related courses

Lewes FC Academy offer football development, coaching courses based in Lewes

MPCT  offer Military and Public Services course in Eastbourne, Hastings and Brighton

JACE Training  offer courses, apprenticeships and traineeships in areas such as Child Care, Business Admin and Customer Services and Hospitality and Catering

Work based learning

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Many providers across East Sussex offer opportunities to train and gain qualifications in the work place, including Traineeships and Apprenticeships. You can also explore Work Experience or Volunteering as a useful way of learning on the job and gaining the experience required to progress.

Tasters and work skills


Are you aged 16 or over, not in school or college and wondering what to do next? Here are some training courses that can help you build the skills and confidence to move forward.

Open days and taster events

Are you in Year 11 and considering your options for next year? Find out more about Further and Higher Education colleges in East Sussex and Brighton by coming along to a taster or open day, or other information event: contact any of the sites through the links above and keep an eye on our facebook page to find out when these events are happening :

If you have a learning difficulty or disability

If you’ve got a Statement of Educational Need, or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), Special Educational Needs Personal Advisers (SEN PAs) will discuss with you all of the options you have. This may include:

  • Going to sixth form or a further education college - Further education colleges offer a wide range of vocational and academic courses to meet the needs of students at all levels.
  • Special schools/provision for young people post 16 - A number of special schools in East Sussex have Post-16 departments where you can continue to learn until Year 14 (when you reach 19 years of age).
  • Approved learning providers for young people post 16 and post 19 - For some young people, independent placements and /or residential college provision will be agreed with an Independent Specialist Provider if your education and care needs can’t be met locally.

Did you know?

From 2013 all young people will have to stay on in education, training or employment with training until they are 17 years old.

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