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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, sixth forms and training providers across East Sussex , Brighton and Kent.

    You can search by postcode, subject, and school, college or work-based learning provider for courses for 16 to 19 year olds including:

    A and AS levels
    Vocational qualifications
    Foundation learning

    This search function is provided by UCAS Progress but don't get confused it does search for FE courses and does not relate to university courses.

    Guidance on how to get stated with your search can be found below:

    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. All of these providers include a SEN and disability offer on their websites, which can be found at the bottom of this page

    East Sussex

    Brighton & Hove

    West Sussex


    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 work based learning including 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.

    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

    Eastbourne Borough Football Academy offer a two year football development course

    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

    Courses and training for young parents

    Are you a young mum or dad, or will be soon? If you're aged 16 to 19, or up to 25 if you have a statement of educational need, there is a variety of courses and support out there for you

    You can learn subjects like cooking, managing your money, using computers, or even take flexible college courses and apprenticeships. Doing a course is a great way to meet other young parents, perhaps gain some qualifications and improve your prospects for the future.

    Young Parents Programme – 16 hours per week

    Based at Sussex Downs College, Newhaven Campus.

    (For young people aged 16-19, or up to 24 if you are in receipt of eligible benefits)

    Do you ever feel isolated or would you simply like to share your experience with other young parents or parents to be?

    You will receive full support during the programme from a personal tutor. You will also gain new skills, experience and a reference from your course leader.

    For more information please contact Camilla O’Niell – 030 300 38784

    Work based learning

    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.

    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.

    You can view the SEN and disability offers for individual colleges and sixth forms by using the links below:

    East Sussex

    Brighton & Hove

    West Sussex