20 September 2021 Children and learning

City’s new Adult Education Hub welcomes its first learners

Brighton & Hove’s new Adult Education Hub opens today (Monday 20 September), offering local residents opportunities to gain valuable new skills, boost their career prospects and improve wellbeing.

The city-centre hub, located in Ivory Place, Brighton, will be delivering Brighton & Hove City Council's adult learning provision, which has been carefully tailored to meet the city’s current needs.

A wide range of day or evening classes and workshops are on offer, with online or face-to-face options available. Enrolment is open now for both the autumn and winter terms. 

To help you take your first steps towards a fresh start, there are courses in valuable work and employability skills, including IT and digital, as well as English, Maths and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). 

Our popular classes to support your wellbeing and personal development continue, as do our Family Learning courses, which allow families to learn together in a fun way.

Most courses are free or low-cost for residents aged 19+, while all are free for those who are unemployed or on a low income (earn less than £17,004). There is a creche facility at the adjoining children’s centre - please ask us about availability when booking your course. 

A new home for adult learning

Councillor Hannah Clare, chair of the Children, Young People and Skills Committee said: “The new hub is a home for the city’s adult learning provision, supporting local people to improve life and work opportunities, as well as their health & wellbeing.

“Our adult learning programme is carefully targeted to meet the current needs of local people and we’re working with our communities, local enterprise partners and other key stakeholders to ensure learning opportunities reach those who need it most.

“Whether you are unemployed, have been made redundant due to the pandemic or looking for a career change, an adult learning course could help you achieve your goals.

“We look forward to welcoming you to our new Adult Education Hub – either in person or online –  and hope you find a course that inspires and supports you to reskill, refresh and restart your learning.”

Wide range of courses on offer 

Classes and workshops include:

  • Get Started pre-employment training for specific local industries, including health & social care
  • E-learning work skills – including Computers & IT, Social Media & E-commerce, Excel, Powerpoint, Life Coaching and more
  • Wellbeing for individuals and families, including Supporting Your Child or Teenager with Anxiety
  • Family Learning – have fun learning as a family, with ESOL, Maths, and English and more
  • Everyday skills – suitable for those with learning disabilities
  • Employability including CV & Interview Skills, and Starting Your Own Business 

And more! Check out the full Brighton & Hove Adult Education course guide     

Autumn term begins on 20 September with classes starting in September or October. The E-learning Work Skills classes can be started anytime.

The new hub is above the Tarner Children’s Centre in Ivory Place, Brighton, BN2 9QE
For more information, email us at AEH@brighton-hove.gov.uk  or call us on 01273 292828.

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