16-19 courses

Are you 16-19 years old and not currently in education?

We've got just the thing for you.

We know that there isn’t a one-size that fits all when it comes to learning. That's why we've been busy working on a range of courses that you might be interested in.
Sign up below to register your interest and we'll get back to you!

East Sussex College

Full-time 16-19 Courses

School leavers choose to pursue either a Technical & Professional pathway or a Sixth Form route with East Sussex College. Technical & Professional courses are ideal for students who want a more hands-on approach to learning, which includes work experience and employability skills. Our academic study programmes, including A Levels and applied general qualifications, are regarded as a more ‘traditional’ academic route, with assessment based on coursework and end of year exams.

Offering a diverse range of exceptional courses for young adults which allow you to focus on a specific field of interest and take the first steps towards where you want to be.

Whether you're a future Journalist, Architect, Marine Biologist, Engineer, Hair Stylist, Film Director, Sports Coach, Economist (or anything you want to be!), we have the perfect course to launch you in the right direction.

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Where will East Sussex College take you? Start your story by applying now.

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Your next steps to start your story with East Sussex College...


It's time to think about your next steps! Pick up a East Sussex College course guide from your school or click here for course information and how to apply to study with us.


Visit our College Open Events to find out more about the courses on offer and explore our campuses.

Nov / Dec

Apply to College using UCAS Progress.

Once you have applied, you will receive an email or letter inviting you to East Sussex College so we can find out more about you. This is your chance to shine!

If you didn’t make it to our October Open Events you can visit our campuses now!

Feb / Mar / Apr

It’s decision time and revision time! You will receive your offer letter for courses starting in September. Complete and return your acceptance form within three weeks to guarantee your place. Good luck revising!


Keep an eye out for the post. You will receive details for our upcoming Introductory Days. Good luck in your exams!

Jun / Jul

Introductory Days take place, where you can sample courses before you start with us in September.

Relax and enjoy your summer holidays. You’ve earned it!


Keep up to date with any assignments or reading set during your Introductory Day. Keep an eye on the post for your East Sussex College enrolment pack.

August also means exam results! Fingers crossed you achieve your expected grades, but don’t worry if you don’t - we can guide you on your next steps. Remember, to guarantee your place you will need to enrol online. See your enrolment pack for full details.


The next chapter of your life begins! Check your enrolment pack for your official start date. Remember, to guarantee your place you will need to enrol and attend an induction session. See your enrolment pack for full details.