Colleges in East Sussex offer a wide variety of courses to prepare people for paid employment in vocational areas that interest them. Many of these courses will be "mainstream" with the necessary adaptations made or support provided for people with additional needs.

Other courses will be specifically designed for people whose support needs require that learning takes place at a level and pace that suits them best.

Many courses are funded by the YPLA and some by the Skills Funding Agency. For some courses, especially those aged over 19 there might be a cost implication. Courses may be full-time or part-time. The information we have provided below will, hopefully, steer you in the right direction to find the right course for the person you are supporting, if you both feel that the college route is the right one to take at this point.

Bexhill 6th Form College
Penland Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 2JG. East Sussex. Telephone: 01424 214545

Home page on their website: Click here

For details of Skills For Life courses for people over 19 see this page on their website

Plumpton College
Ditchling Road, Nr Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3AE
Telephone: 01273 890454

Home page on their website: Click here

For details of courses suitable for people with learning disabilities and other additional leads please download
this attachment. This information has been copied from their prospectus and pasted into a Word Document.

The College also offers various vocational courses accessed via Jobcentre Plus.

Sussex Coast College
Station Approach, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1BA
Telephone: 01424 442 222

Ore Valley Campus: Parker Road, Hastings, East Sussex,
TN34 3TT

Home page on their website: Click here

For details of courses suitable for people with learning disabilities and other additional leads please download
this attachment. This information has been copied from their prospectus and pasted into a Word Document.

The College also offers various vocational courses accessed via Jobcentre Plus.

Home page on their website: Click here

Sussex Downs College

Home page on their website: Click here
Email: info@sussexdowns.ac.uk

Lewes Campus
1 Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH, UK
Telephone: 01273 483188

Eastbourne Campus
Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2UF.
Telephone: 01323 637637

Park College
Kings Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2UN
Telephone: 01323 637111

Newhaven Campus
Denton Island Training Centre, Denton Island, Newhaven,
East Sussex, BN9 9BN
Telephone: 01273 511400

Hailsham
Prospects House, 7-9 George Street, Hailsham, BN27 1AD.
Telephone: 01323 446400

Wealden Skills Centre
Brambleside, Bellbrook Business Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1QQ.
Telephone: 01825 767755

For details of courses suitable for people with learning disabilities and other additional leads please download
this attachment. This information has been copied from their prospectus and pasted into a Word Document.

The College is also a Next Step, sub-contractor.

The College also offers various vocational courses accessed via Jobcentre Plus.

Mount Camphill Community

Faircrouch Lane, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6PT.
Telephone: 01892 782025

The Mount is an independent specialist residential college for students with moderate learning difficulties. Three year craft based courses funded by the YPLA/LEAs are offered. The community comprises about 60 people, including co-workers, their children and some 35 students.

College Tutors! Have you got in touch with your local specialist agency who can work with you to support people with learning disabilities into paid employment?

Choices is run by Adult Social Care with the aim of supporting people with learning disabilities to find work on a full time, part time, voluntary, or work experience basis.

See this page within the East Sussex website for details of Choices or contact them at The Bellbrook Centre, Bell Lane, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1QL. Telephone: 01273 336655.

Home page on their website: Click here

Colleges in Brighton and Hove

City College Brighton and Hove
Pelham Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4FA.

Main switchboard: 01273 667788 
Course Information: 01273 667759
Fax: 01273 667703
Email: info@ccb.ac.uk

For course information and advice please telephone their Course Advisors on 01273 667759

City College East Campus
Wilson Avenue
Brighton BN2 5PB

Tel: 01273 667788
Fax: 01273 667703

Preston Road Campus
Preston Road
Brighton, BN1 6AF

Tel: 01273 667788
Fax: 01273 272026

Home page on their website: Click here

The College offer a range of different courses for people with learning disabilities and other disabilities. A good start point to find them on their website is here.

You can also read about these courses in this attachment.

The College also offers various vocational courses accessed via Jobcentre Plus.

BHASVIC is a 6th Form College in Brighton and Hove.
205 Dyke Rd, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 6EG.
Telephone: 01273 552 200

Home page on their website: Click here

The College's Learning Support Department endeavours to ensure equality of access for students with learning disabilities and other disabilities. Their approach is detailed in this part of their website.

Varndean College
Varndean College, Surrenden Road, Brighton, BN1 6WQ. Telephone: 01273 508011

Home page on their website: Click here

For details of the college's courses in Foundation Learning visit this page on their website.

St. John's College
17 Walpole Rd, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 0AF.
Telephone: 01273 244000

St. John’s College is an Independent Specialist College providing care and education for a wide range of pupils and students with learning difficulties in the 14 to 19 age group.

Home page on their website: Click here

Colleges in West Sussex

Central Sussex College
College Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1NR
Telephone: 0845 1550043
This is the home page on their website

For details of courses suitable for people with learning disabilities and other additional leads please download
this attachment. This information has been copied from their prospectus and pasted into a Word Document.

The College also offers various vocational courses accessed via Jobcentre Plus.

Chichester College
Westgate Fields, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1SB Telephone: 01243 786321
This is the home page on their website

For details of courses suitable for people with learning disabilities and other additional leads please download
this attachment. This information has been copied from their prospectus and pasted into a Word Document.

The College is also a Next Step sub-contractor.

The College also offers various vocational courses accessed via Jobcentre Plus.

Northbrook College
Littlehampton Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 6NU Telephone: 0845 1556060
This is the home page on their website

For details of courses suitable for people with learning disabilities and other additional leads please download
this attachment. This information has been copied from their prospectus and pasted into a Word Document.

Based in Surrey, as a residential college, Queen Elizabeth's can take referrals from anywhere in the South East.
Queen Elizabeth's Foundation Vocational Services
Leatherhead Court, Woodlands Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 0BN. Telephone: 01372 841100.

QEF Vocational Services offer employment skills training for adults with disabilities or long term health conditions. The programmes cover business, technologies, trades and employability skills for those wishing to retrain, gain skills and enter and sustain employment. QEF have places for residential and non-residential trainees.

Please visit their website by clicking here