Sign up now for our new adult education classes

We’ve launched the new prospectus for our fantastic adult education courses which start in September.

A wide range of classes can be booked, including English, Maths, digital and IT skills, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and personal development.

There are also courses in work skills like starting a business and marketing; personal development including creative writing for beginners; learning sign language and dealing with anxiety.

Courses that support parents and carers

For parents and carers, there's also online studies to learn how to support a child or teenager with anxiety and also for building resilience in a child or teenager.

We also offer pre-employment training courses where people can learn the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to succeed in a chosen industry or organisation.

This includes creating a CV, writing an application, and how to interview for roles within the sector. It could even lead to being supported for a job interview or work experience, subject to availability.

The majority of courses are held at our city centre Adult Education Hub, Top Floor, Tarner Children’s Centre, Ivory Place, Brighton, BN2 9QE, with some others online.

Fees, concessions & financial support

All courses are free for Brighton & Hove residents if you:

• Are unemployed and in receipt of a means tested benefit

• Earn a wage of less than £18,524. You will need to provide proof of income - for example a recent wage slip

Level 2 Entitlement

If you're 19+ years old, you may be entitled to free tuition if you don’t already have a qualification at or above level 2.

If you don’t meet any funding requirements, you'll need to pay a fee.

Councillor Hannah Clare, chair of the council’s Children, Young People and Skills committee, said: “I’m really pleased to announce the launch of our latest prospectus, and I hope residents find a course that inspires and helps them reskill, refresh and restart their learning.

Supporting the needs of local people

“Our courses are delivered by highly qualified tutors in small, friendly groups. Our aim is to deliver an adult learning programme that supports the needs of local people and helps deliver our commitment to a fairer Brighton & Hove.

“We also work closely with our communities, local businesses and other key stakeholders to ensure learning opportunities reach those who need them most.”

Councillor Clare added: “All our courses are part time, and we offer flexible daytime and evening options, so we’re looking forward to welcoming both returning students and new residents to our Adult Education Hub.”

See what we have to offer by opening up our new prospectus.