East Sussex College - Lewes
We are East Sussex College, and we are more than education. We are EdYOUcation.
Our EdYOUcation puts you at the centre of everything we do.
You’ll be able to study industry-leading courses, in purpose-built learning environments, taught by our incredibly talented tutors, who dedicate their time to your learning. You’ll benefit from meaningful work experience to increase your skills, have the opportunity to go on inspiring trips, and be a part of a thriving community where you will feel welcome and safe.
Our EdYOUcation philosophy is based on seven key principles. Action, Ambition, Celebration, Evolution, Inclusion, Inspiration, and Motivation.
These principles will offer you ideas, skills, attitudes, and opportunities to help you work towards the career you want and become the person you want to be.
We will give you the tools so you can achieve academic success, provide you with a supportive and caring environment in which you will flourish, and give you the best industry placements to improve your workplace skills.
Are you ready to work hard and take advantage of our fantastic opportunities?
Are you ready to build a better you?
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:
- 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.
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?
We are constantly improving and evolving so that we can be the best local provider of post-sixteen education in the South East.
Getting to us is really easy.
Want to study in Hastings?
Our Station Plaza campus us right next to Hastings train and bus stations. Our Ore Valley campus is a very short walk from Ore train station, and our Automotive Training Centre is on the main bus route along the ridge.
Thinking of joining us in Eastbourne?
Our Eastbourne campus is on Cross Levels Way and has regular buses coming from Eastbourne town centre. It is also a short walk from Hampden Park train station.
Looking to study in Lewes?
Our Lewes campus is along Mountfield Road and is right around the corner from Lewes train station and a short walk from Lewes bus station.
If you travel by train then you can purchase the 16-17 save card for £30 per year. This card saves you 50% on all travel. Copy this link into your web browser to get yours now: https://www.16-17saver.co.uk/benefits/
Depending on your circumstances you may also be eligible for financial help towards the cost of travelling to college. Get in touch with our Admissions Team to find out more.
“I’ve realised new ambitions by studying here. Before this course, I didn’t know what UCAS was, now I’m applying to uni and I’m on the path I want to take.”
Watch Ed's video to find out what he thought about studying with us in Eastbourne, what new skills he's learnt, and what he plans to do after college.
"Lewes is such a great place to study. There is so much freedom and inspiration to express and communicate my ideas much better. That helped me to get my work featured in the Royal Academy of Art's summer exhibition!"
Watch Freya's video to find out more about her A-Level Art subjects, how studying in Lewes has inspired her, and how she had her work featured in the RA summer exhibition.
"I had the chance to complete my work placement in the operating theatres at the Conquest hospital. It was an incredible experience and has given me the motivation to become a theatre nurse."
Watch Kim's video to find out what she likes about studying in Hastings, how her tutors support and motivate her, and about an incredible new work experience opportunity in the operating theatres of the Conquest Hospital.