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East Sussex College

Station Approach, Hastings, TN34 1BA

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Student support

Learning support

Our Additional Learning Support team can help give you the best chance of success. We recognise that everyone has different learning needs, so we will make sure that you are given the support and encouragement you need. 

Our experienced teams will work with you to help remove obstacles that prevent you from learning, and make sure positive outcome are achieved. We have been recognised for our excellence in a number of areas including: 

  • Autism
  • Dyslexia
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Physical disabilities
  • Learning difficulties
  • Blind or partially sighted
  • Exam concessions
  • Specialist equipment
  • Reader, note-taker or prompt 
  • Support during your transition to College


We work closely with the East Sussex Local Safeguarding Children Board to make sure that all young people are protected from any kind of abuse. We have a designated team of staff to protect our students and actively promote safeguarding.

Equality and Diversity

We respect diversity within our college and community. We value the enrichment that differences that disability, gender, race, sexuality, faith, culture, age, and socio-economic background bring to our lives and work. We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all who learn and work at the college. We strive to produce a working and learning environment that is safe and free of all forms of discrimination.


Our friendly Admissions team is at the heart of the college’s support system and can provide you with any information, advice, and guidance you may need during your time with us.

You can talk to them about joining or changing a course; find out what’s on offer and what’s right for you, financial information, the student associations you can become a part of, and the types of support available to you, which may include childcare, travel bursaries, careers education, higher education, and apprenticeships.

Financial support

If you are worried about affording your course, there are many sources of financial help that you could be eligible for including bursaries, travel grants and discounts, grants, and discretionary learner support.

What makes us different?

East Sussex College is a place where you can be the best that you can be.

College will be a very memorable and important part of your life. It will be a place where you meet life-long friends and hopefully discover and decide on what you want to do in the future, whether you want to go to university, start an apprenticeship, or launch yourself into your career.

We have hundreds of courses for you to choose from, based within our amazing facilities, and taught by the finest tutors around. 

We are dedicated and care deeply about nurturing and encouraging you to achieve your very best, both academically and personally. We will make sure that we provide you with the very best learning support, provide you with advice and guidance to enable you to make the right choices after college, and give you meaningful experiences and opportunities to equip you for the world of work.  

Our current and past students constantly tell us how friendly, supportive, and welcoming we are. They also let us know that they really appreciate being treated like an adult and they feel respected as individuals.  

We look forward to meeting you soon


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