Sussex Downs College


There are a range of programmes on offer at Sussex Downs College which have been developed to engage with and support young people who are not in education, employment or training.

The aims of the programmes are to develop the essential skills which the young people need in order to successfully progress into work or college. 

  • Princes Trust Team is a 12 week full-timeprogramme aimed at young people aged 16-24. This programme engages with 15 young people, from a range of diverse backgrounds, who all contribute to the overall success of the team. It is designed to be challenging as it is ultimately preparing young people for future employment as well as apprenticeships and college.
  • Young Parents (aged 16 – 24) is designed to engage and support young parents and parents to be. The programme is based in a nurturing environment at college and not only provides the young parents with a supportive network but enables them to explore their future progression into mainstream college courses, volunteering and employment with training.
  • Zero waste is an exciting programme aimed at young people aged 16-24 in Lewes and the surrounding areas. You will learn practical skills such as carpentry and will be given the opportunity to take part in enterprise and employment activities and develop your maths and English

Community Learning

Community learning courses offer a wide range of activities and learning experiences, and we can offer these tailored to support people with mild to moderate mental health issues.

You will be supported to complete mental health assessments at the beginning and end of your course. You will receive information, advice and guidance about your next steps from an information and guidance specialist in a 121 setting.

Course subjects include creative crafts, confidence building, Enterprise, Happiness, healthy eating and improving your organisation skills. These courses take place in a variety of community settings as well as at the college.


Service Details

  • Eastbourne, East Sussex
  • Newhaven, East Sussex
East Sussex College Group
Service Type:
Training and Education

This page was last updated on 12 October 2018

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Contact Details

Admissions team 030 300 39551
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Community Learning Courses
030 300 39861