In-Year Starts at East Sussex College

We're making our courses even easier to join for those who are looking for a way back into education. So take a look at what we offer!

Immediate Start

Full-time Fast Track

(16-18 applicants)

Immediate Start: Full-time Fast Track

All levels, all campuses

ESC is still able to consider applications for our existing 21/22 full-time courses.

Do you want to start one of our full-time courses this academic year? Its still possible for you to fast track onto many of our full-time courses at each of campuses.

Don’t wait, we need to talk to you as soon as possible to see if we can fast track you. Fast tracking means providing you with the support you need to catch up on missed work. The sooner you contact us, and you start college the more likely it is that we be able to fast track you.


Our Pathways programme is designed to help you reconnect with education. We will support you while you build your confidence to help you progress onto a mainstream college course. We can put together a personalised plan to help you improve your academic abilities, including maths and English, if necessary, build your experience in the workplace, and teach you a range of essential life skills.

Pathways Virtual College (16-18)

This course is for students who are currently experiencing mental health challenges and are unable to attend campuses in the foreseeable future.

  • Studying GCSE English, Maths and a Life Skills programme.
  • Tutorials and Mentor support

pathways Start

Pathways @ College

(14 – 18)

(14 – 18)

Pathways @ College

Students spend 2 days in Pathways studying English, Maths (Functional skills and GCSE) 1 day in vocational area of their choice.

Pathways Courses Campus

Motor Vehicle

Hair & Beauty


Public Services

Health & Social









Environmental Health

ATC The Ridge

Station Plaza

Station Plaza

Station Plaza

Station Plaza

Station Plaza

Station Plaza

Station Plaza

Station Plaza

Ore Valley

Ore Valley

Ore Valley

Ore Valley

Ore Valley

Princes Trust Achieve Programme

The Prince’s Trust Achieve programme is a 9-week re-engagement course designed to help you build confidence, develop vital employability skills and plan your next steps

We will help you to:

  • Improve your confidence
  • Gain employability skills
  • Work towards personal goals
  • Plan your next steps
  • Gain a qualification
  • Achieve your potential

It is open to anyone who is:

  • Aged 16 – 24
  • Not currently in education or training


  • Your current/previous course did not work out
  • You would like support to plan your next steps
  • You would like to build confidence & learn new skills

Contact today for more information or to apply:

Call or text: 07584684367

Inclusive Learning

Inclusive Learning has been designed to support and challenge young people aged 16 – 24 with SEND. Our ethos is to put our students first in everything that we do to ensure that they reach their personal goals and learning outcomes.

Click here for more information.

Contact Us

For more information and to apply for these courses please contact Student Services to arrange an appointment.

Tel: 030 300 39699
Opening Times: 09.00-16:00 Monday-Friday
Eastbourne/Lewes/Newhaven Financial Assistance:
Hastings Financial Assistance: