Eastbourne Jobs Hub : Further Education and Adult Learning

Published: 09 Sep 2015

Are you looking to gain further education in Eastbourne and the surrounding area?

Are you thinking about getting into education as a mature student?

Providers in and around Eastbourne providing adult learning

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Are you looking to gain further education in Eastbourne and the surrounding area?
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If you want to discuss your options why not pop into the Eastbourne Jobs Hub at Eastbourne Library, and have a chat or phone to book an appointment.

Address: Eastbourne Library, Grove Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4TL.Telephone: 01323 464548
Email: EastbourneJobsHub@eastsussex.gov.uk

 

Further Education (FE) is any study after secondary education such as College and Sixth Form or even Adult Learning.

It is the stepping stone to gain courses leading to vocational qualifications such as, NVQs, BTEC National, City & Guilds, AS levels and A levels.

Colleges have a wide variety of courses available to suit all your needs; short term, full term, part time courses, adult learning, apprenticeships, evening courses, weekend courses, work related courses and courses available in all industries.

Local colleges in and around Eastbourne include:


Are you thinking about getting back into education as a mature student?
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As an adult learner, you can choose from a huge range of qualifications or leisure courses. You could go for an academic subject, something more related to your job, a qualification that focuses on skills or to find a new past time. Qualifications prove that you’ve gained knowledge and developed certain skills, and can help you get a better job or learn something new.

 

GCSEs

These are the main qualification taken by 14 to 16 year olds, but the College has a few available as adult evening classes, namely Maths, English and Science. These are run as level 2 courses. Currently we require a D level pass or equivalent from earlier education, as our GCSEs are run as one-year fast-track programmes.

 

AS and A Levels

AS (Advanced Subsidiary) and A (Advanced) Level qualifications focus on traditional study skills. These are run at level 3, the next level above GCSE and other level 2 equivalent courses. They normally take two years to complete full-time, although we also offer a few to study part-time.

 

Degrees 

Degrees, HNC/Ds and Foundation Degrees are Higher Education qualifications that help you develop a thorough understanding of a subject. There are a wide range of subjects to choose from. Please see the Higher Education prospectus 2012/13 for more information about degree level courses. We do offer a selection of these on a part-time basis.

 

Vocational and Professional Qualifications

Vocational or work-related qualifications focus on learning practical skills. They are designed to allow you to learn in a way that suits you, and give you the skills that employers are looking for. At Sussex Coast College, there are lots to choose from, in a wide range of levels and subjects. 

 

Qualifications needed for Higher Education

There are various routes into Higher Education, including academic and vocational qualifications. Some courses may require specific qualifications so it’s worth looking at the specific university or college prospectus for more detailed information. If your qualifications don’t meet the standard entry requirements, you can do an Access course (or pre-Access preparatory course). You need few or no previous qualifications to do an Access course (or pre-Access preparatory course) and it allows you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed for Higher Education.

 

Skills-based Qualifications

Other qualifications can show you’ve got the skills to get on in work and life in general, such as reading, writing, working with numbers or using a computer.
 

Training your Existing Staff

SCCH works with businesses to provide immediate, bespoke and flexible training designed to optimise productivity. This can be a mix of accredited qualifications and specially designed workshops and coaching based on enhancing performance for specific projects or communicating a company’s strategy and ethos to its workforce. The college works with employers to develop a 'return on investment' model against which the success of the training can be measured. 

To discuss bespoke training or the Inside Track project contact: 01424 458368 or email businessandcommunity@sussexcoast.ac.uk 

 

Training Your Future Workforce 

Employers looking for staff can recruit from a pool of work ready people. In partnership with employers, SCCH college designs short, intensive accredited pathways for local job-seekers, giving them the confidence and skills needed to fill local job vacancies.

Inside Track works in partnership with JobCentre Plus and other welfare to work programme providers to train local people for employers to interview, take on a work trial or directly employ. By working together the college can provide employers with a cost-effective recruitment process and support local people get back into work.

Initial employer partnerships have generated jobs for people in Prime Care, Pets at Home, Dunelm Mill and we are currently developing a programme for Hastings Direct

If you want us to tailor a programme to meet your recruitment needs then contact 01424 458346 or email on businessandcommunity@sussexcoast.ac.uk 

 

24+ Loans

From August 2013 adult learners above the age of 24 who want to study on level 3 and level 4 courses can apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. They are similar to Higher Education Loans, but will only be introduced to further education students.


Students will therefore have the option to either:

  • pay all the course fees themselves
  • have an employer/sponsor pay the all course fees for them
  • apply for an Advanced Learning Loan to help pay for the course tuition fees
 

To qualify you will need to be:

  • aged 24 and above at the start of their course
  • studying at Level 3 or level 4 in Further Education and training
  • a resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the course
  • have not previously had a loan to do the same qualification type and level of qualification
 

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Providers in and around Eastbourne providing adult learning
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Apprenticeships In Sussex
Apprenticeships In Sussex is a service run by the Sussex Council of Training Providers on behalf of 50 apprenticeship training organisations. The website enables searching for apprenticeship training organisations by occupation, nearest local town and apprenticeship level and contains a wealth of information about apprenticeships. The events service supports schools, job centres and employers with information about apprenticeships in the form of presentations or exhibiting at careers events.



Crossland and Dudson Training
Crossland and Dudson Training is a Training provider that also offers Employability courses and help with finding our students jobs via “Jobs on the Grapevine”. Our aim is to help provide students with IT training and to address any employability skills they may need help with and help to find employment.



East Sussex Community Information Service (ESCIS)
ESCIS stands for East Sussex Community Information Service. It is a computer database of local and community information developed and managed by the Library and Information Services of East Sussex County Council in association with Brighton and Hove Library Service. It is a free resource for everyone. It is free to be listed and free to use.



East Sussex Credit Union
The friendly face of Community Banking owned by the members, investing in East Sussex.

 



Learning Services, Eastbourne Library
Adult learning for people wishing to improve their skills in English, Maths or IT.
Come and get a programme designed to meet your individual circumstances.

 



Sussex Coast College Hastings
Sussex Coast College Hastings provides further education to 16 – 18 year olds, Apprenticeships as well as adult learners. 

 



Sussex Community Development Association
01273 516347
We are a charity organisation who work with the long term unemployed, we offer a range of opportunities to our clients. We also offer a free recruitment service to employers.



Sussex Downs College
Sussex Downs College provides high quality education and training across all ages and sectors of the community.

 



Working Rite
We help 16-19 year olds who need support into sustained employment, apprenticeships or purposeful learning. We do this through individually matched work placements with local employers.



Youth Employability Service (YES)
The Youth Employability Service (YES) support young people 16-18 into Education, Employment or Training. Our Skills and Employability Advisers work with young people to support them to overcome any barriers they feel they have which are preventing them moving into education, employment or training.

 

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