Community learning team


The Community Learning team provides short informal courses and advice for adults who are not currently in work or those who have less than a Level 2 qualification (ie GCSE's or NVQ level 1) Our courses are free and some even lead to qualifications. Courses include: Food Safety, First Aid for babies and children and Confidence Building. 

To be offered a free place you will need to:

  • Be 19 and over (except Young Parent courses)
  • Living in Brighton & Hove
  • Unemployed (or working less than 16 hours)
  • On a low income
  • Have no qualifications (or few)

Contact us on (01273) 294 287 or email communitylearning@brighton-hove.gov.uk for information about courses to get you back into learning and volunteering.

Courses for summer 2014

Click on the links below if you know which course or service you are looking for.

Food safety courses

Level 2 Food Safety – Central Brighton
This is a two week course (Two sessions of three and a half hours) 
There is no crèche facility
Dates: Monday 12 & 19 May  
Time: 9.30am – 1pm
Venue: Brighton Town Hall. Bartholomew Square. BN1 1JA
Tutor: James Aldcroft

Level 2 Food Safety – Central Hove
This is a one day course
There is no crèche facility
Dates: Thursday 19 June
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: Hove Town Hall. Norton Rd, Hove BN3 4AH
Tutor: James Aldcroft

Are you volunteering for a community group, or receiving benefits and hoping to work in catering?
A Food & Hygiene certificate is needed by everyone preparing & serving food. This free two day course will provide you with a Level 2 certificate in Food & Hygiene. There is also an assessment at the end of this course.

To book a place call: (01273) 294287

New! Food Safety Foundation – Central Brighton
This is a two week course (Two sessions of two hours) 
There is no crèche facility
Dates: Wednesday 4 & 11th June  
Time: 10am – 12pm
Venue: Brighton Town Hall. Bartholomew Square. BN1 1JA

This course covers the basics of how to prepare food safely.
The course is for people who have English as a second language, or have additional learning needs. This course does not offer a formal qualification; however learners will receive a certificate of attendance.

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First aid for babies and children courses

First Aid for Babies and Children - Central Brighton
This is a two week course. There is no crèche facility.
Dates: Wednesday 14 & 21 May
Time: 1- 3pm
Venue: Brighton Town Hall. Bartholomew Square. BN1 1JA
Tutor: Agnes Munday

First Aid for Babies and Children - Central Hove
This is a two week course. There is no crèche facility.
Dates: Wednesday 4 & 11 June
Time: 1- 3pm
Venue: Hove Town Hall. Norton Rd, Hove BN3 4AH
Tutor: Agnes Munday

You will find out about: Managing burns and scalds, how to deal with choking, the recovery position and basic life support for babies and children. You will also need to be a local resident to attend this course.

To book a place call: (01273) 294287

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Functional Skills courses

Do you want to brush up on your English or Maths skills and gain a qualification? Free courses at five centres.

English Functional Skills
Whitehawk Library Hub - Whitehawk Road
Monday mornings
9.15 -11.15am
From: 28 April 2014

Maths Functional Skills
Moulsecoomb Primary School 
Wednesdays 1pm - 3pm
From 23 April 2014

Maths Functional Skills
Rudyard Kipling Primary School 
Tuesdays 1- 3pm
From: 22 April 2014

English and Maths Functional skills
Salvation Army, Congress Hall 
Thursday mornings. 10am – 12 noon
From 24 April 2014
Free Crèche available

Maths Functional Skills
Fairlight Primary School
Thursday afternoons. 1pm - 3pm
From: 24 April 2014

Interested?
Contact communitylearning@brighton-hove.gov.uk at Community Learning on (01273) 294287 for more details.

Young parent courses

Young Parents
Are you a young Dad, Mum or Parent-to-be aged 18 or under?
Free local courses with crèches. We can provide bus tickets for those who do not live in walking distance.

Being a mum and still being me
Work on developing your self confidence, assertiveness and positive communication skills.
A chance to share ideas and experiences with other young mums

Tarner Children’s Centre
Ivory Place
BN2 9QE
Crèche provided
Thursdays 1.30-3.00pm
24th April to 22nd May 2014

First Aid and Health for me and my Child
Simple first aid skills to keep your baby or small child safe. What to do in an emergency. How to improve your own health and wellbeing.

Tarner Children’s Centre
Ivory Place
BN2 9QE
Crèche provided
Wednesdays 10.00am-12.00pm
4th June to 9th July 2014

Functional Skills English and Maths
Brush up on your English and maths skills and get a qualification.

Salvation Army
Congress Hall
Park Crescent Terrace
BN2 3HD [Near the Level]
Crèche provided

Thursdays 10am-12pm
24th April to 17th  July 2014

Interested?
E: communitylearning@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Or call: (01273) 294287
Leave your name and contact phone number and the name of the course that interests you.

 

Information, advice and guidance service (IAG)

Information about IAGs at Children’s Centres
Perhaps you are not sure about what course to take next? We can offer you free personal support to help you find the information you need.

We can offer you:
• An individual session to discuss what you are interested in
• Information on other courses and services
• Impartial guidance to help you make the right choices
• Advice on volunteering and training

Contact us

Our team are based across the city. You can contact them to arrange an appointment.

David Page
Hollingdean, Central Brighton, North Portslade and Hangleton
(01273) 294674 / 0779 533 6411

Christina Mendez 
Central Brighton (Tarner) Queens Park, Eastern Road and Woodingdean
(01273) 294186 / 0779 533 6412

Georgina Bassett
Hove, Clarendon, Portland Road and South Portslade
(01273) 293583 / 0779 533 5993

Email: communitylearning@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Learning across the city

Many organisations in Brighton and Hove offer opportunities for adults to learn. Some of these are voluntary or charitable organisations, and some are supported by the government’s Skills Funding Agency to provide education for those who might not have had opportunities whilst at school. There are also private learning providers offering learning opportunities across the city. You can find out more by visiting:www.bh-adultlearning.org.uk

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