Information for Parents

Parent Support

At East Sussex College we recognise that in Year 11 your child will need to start thinking about making some important decisions about their education and future career. Although it’s sometimes necessary to make late decisions, the best way is to get information, advice and guidance early, so that your child can make the right choices.

Parent Information Evenings

If you have been unable to attend our information evenings tailored specifically for parents of students who will be starting their journey with us in September 2024, the Prospective Parent Information Evening presentation is available to view and download below.


What is Further Education (FE)?

FE covers a wide range of types of education which go beyond what has been achieved in primary and secondary education by year 11, but which are not yet at degree level (Higher Education). Typically, FE includes: A levels, AS levels, Apprenticeships, Vocational qualifications and Foundation Learning.

Qualification Guide and Information, Advice and Guidance

Changes in learning mean that courses are more flexible and there is a broader choice available. There are lots of qualifications to choose from and our friendly, professional guidance team are able to help support your child make their future choices and talk about progression. For further information contact us:

Tel: 030 300 39699
Opening Times:
9am - 4pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9am - 3pm Wednesday and Friday
Financial Assistance:
Eastbourne/Lewes/Newhaven Financial Assistance:
Hastings Financial Assistance:

Open Events

To find out what East Sussex College has to offer, come to one of our Open Events. This will give you an opportunity to look around our ‘first class’ facilities, meet expert and committed lecturers and tutors, find out about the support that is available – anything from additional learning support to financial help – and meet some of our current students, our best ambassadors!