Adult Community Learning supports our local communities become more resilient, confident, skilled, interested and eager to learn. At East Sussex College we work with local community champions, schools, charities and other training organisations to ensure robust, quality opportunities where people can learn something new or rediscover skills and abilities.

Adult Community Learning at ESC builds strong, inclusive and mobile communities. So, whether it’s a hand reflexology class, a mindfulness course, IT skill building or keeping up with your kids in Maths or English, we have courses for everyone.

Adult Community Learning at ESC is free for anyone 19 years and older who is eligible to receive public funding*

*To find out if you are eligible, please contact us directly.

Start-dates throughout the year and county-wide.


Please click the links below for details of our fully funded adult courses.

Community Learning is good for you!

In 2016/17 over 23,000 learners took part in a study looking at the effects of community learning on their mental health. The study found that taking part in short courses had a positive effect on the wellbeing of people and East Sussex College continues to provide these short courses to adults in our community.

Click here to read the full report on the Community Learning Mental Health Project and watch a short animation about the study below.

Contact Us

We offer a broad range of courses aimed to developing new skills, pursuing interests and reconnecting with education as well as building confidence and enabling progression onto more formal learning.

Contact us now to find out what courses are available in your area.

Tel: 030 300 38212