YOUR September 2020 Enrolment

Things are a little different this year. The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that there were no summer exams. This has meant that the way grades are awarded has changed significantly.

Please do not panic if you do not have the grades that you needed or were expecting at this stage. If you don’t get the grades you or your school expected, then we will take into consideration predicted grades and support you to enrol, wherever possible, on your chosen course. We have a place for everyone so please do not let anything be a barrier to you starting college with us in September.

We have set up a dedicated call centre to answer any questions that you might have because of the ongoing Covid 19 situation. Lines are expected to be busy so please bear with us, we will endeavour to answer your call as quickly as possible. All enquires will be via phone so please contact us on:

OUR DEDICATED CALL CENTRE NUMBER (8:30AM - 4:30PM) - 030 300 39699

ONLY ATTEND THE COLLEGE IF YOU HAVE A SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. WE ARE NOT OPERATING A DROP IN SERVICE AT THIS TIME.

If you are already holding an East Sussex College offer, you firstly need to upload your results & a photo using the link below as soon as possible.

You will be getting a call from your tutor next week at the time shown on your enrolment letter to clarify your details.

Please do not panic if you do not have the grades that you needed or were expecting at this stage. If you don’t get the grades you or your school expected, then we will take into consideration predicted grades and support you to enrol, wherever possible, on your chosen course. We have a place for everyone so please do not let anything be a barrier to you starting college with us in September.

If you need to speak to a tutor more urgently please call the dedicated helpline below or take a look at the frequently asked questions.

If you are a returning student you should now have been automatically re-enrolled onto your course and will have been contacted by letter in July to confirm this.

If you have not received a letter please contact the dedicated call centre.

You tutor will call you after the 20th August to confirm these details with you and ensure that you are ready to come back to College.

If you don’t have a course offer and want to start a course with us at East Sussex College in september, dont worry there is still time to apply.

You don’t need to come into college to do this you can choose from the options below:

  • Call the dedicated call centre number and speak to an advisor
  • Follow this link to the how to apply page
  • Fill in an application form linked below and email it back to us

We look forward to hearing from you.

Frequently Asked Questions

I can’t upload a photo, what can I do?

If you have a phone that takes pictures, please take a clear headshot of yourself or get someone to help you. Send this to your email and you should then be able to upload the photo to the link.

I can’t upload my grades, what can I do?

If you have a phone that takes photos, please take a clear photo of your results (if you can’t get everything into one photo take as many as you need). Send this to your email and then you will be able to upload this to the link.

Can you provide me a letter to confirm my enrolment?

Letters can be sent to students once term starts on the 7th September. Please call us on or after that date on 030 300 39699.

Parents may require proof that their child is attending a full-time course in order to continue to claim Child Benefit or other benefits. The Student will be able to collect a letter confirming this from Student Services from 7th September.

Do I have to pay for my course?

If you are aged under 19 on 31st August 2020 the course will be free (apart from possible equipment costs).

I have a learning need that I would like support with. can you help?

The college will offer learning support where possible. Please contact our Additional Learning Support Team to discuss any support needs:

Eastbourne - Eastbourne.ALS@escg.ac.uk
Hastings - Hastings.ALS@escg.ac.uk
Lewes - Lewes.ALS@escg.ac.uk

I struggle with exams and in school have been allowed extra time. can I arrange this at college?

Yes, support is available for exams if needed, this can be extra time, a separate room or a scribe. For these or any other support for exams please contact Additional Learning Support:

Eastbourne - Eastbourne.ALS@escg.ac.uk
Hastings - Hastings.ALS@escg.ac.uk
Lewes - Lewes.ALS@escg.ac.uk

I have a mobility difficulty, can I request a lift pass?

Yes lift passes are available for students who need them. Please contact Additional Learning Support:

Eastbourne - Eastbourne.ALS@escg.ac.uk
Hastings - Hastings.ALS@escg.ac.uk
Lewes - Lewes.ALS@escg.ac.uk

Do I have to take Maths & English?

Students aged under 19 on 31st August 2020 are required to take Maths and English alongside their main course if they don’t already have a GCSE grade C (4) or above in the subject.

I have already got my GCSE in Maths/English but I have been told I still have to attend these lessons?

If you already have the GCSE and have still been asked to attend lessons, please provide evidence of your grades and show to your teacher.

Discretionary Bursary

Students (or their families) who are in receipt of eligible benefits or have a low income, and are studying a course that leads to a qualification, may be eligible for a Bursary Fund towards the cost of travel, compulsory visits and equipment/materials needed for their course. Depending on their needs students will be awarded different amounts. Visit www.escg.ac.uk/support/finance-information for instructions and to apply.

I would like to register for an Apprenticeship course, can you give me more information?

We can arrange for you to have an informal interview with one of our Advisers who will be able to explain the process of registering. Please contact 030 300 39777 or info@sussexskillssolutions.co.uk.

ONLY ATTEND THE COLLEGE IF YOU HAVE A SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT.
WE ARE NOT OPERATING A DROP IN SERVICE AT THIS TIME.

OUR DEDICATED CALL CENTRE NUMBER (8:30AM - 4:30PM) - 030 300 39699