Find an adult education course

Adult education includes everything from evening classes to university courses. If you prefer, you can learn online at home or at your local library.

The best way to find courses is to contact a college near you and ask for a brochure or search for courses on the websites below. There is no single directory of courses across the whole of East Sussex.

Learndirect – courses in East Sussex

Libraries offer computer courses as part of the national Learndirect scheme. Subjects include information technology, business and management, and word and number skills.

Learndirect – national database of courses

If you know what you want to study, or want to find out about online learning, call Learndirect free on 0800 100 900. Their website has a searchable database of thousands of courses available online.

Children’s Centres

Help on looking for childcare, advice, Children's Centres, activities for younger children and information about children performing or at work.

East Sussex Community Information Service (ESCIS)

Ask other local organisations in East Sussex and Brighton & Hove about their adult education courses.

BBC Skillswise

If you want to improve your skills without doing a course, visit the BBC website to find factsheets, worksheets, quizzes and games to help you.

University of the Third Age (U3A)

U3A groups offer you the chance to continue learning after you have finished working. Online courses include creative writing and artists.

Workers’ Educational Association (WEA)

Largest voluntary provider of adult education in the UK. Search for courses using your postcode or subject.

National Extension College

Offers distance learning courses for a range of nationally recognised qualifications in a wide variety of subjects.

National Careers Service

Free and impartial advice to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities.