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17 Sussex Downs College ADULT COURSE GUIDE


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WELCOME As Principal and Chief Executive, I am both delighted and excited to welcome you to our adult course guide. Whilst Sussex Downs College is proud of its commitment to full-time 16-19 students, it is more than an FE College for school leavers. We offer learning opportunities to adults of all ages, whether you’d like to update and develop a skill, change career path, improve your job prospects or simply pursue a new hobby or interest and meet new people. Whatever your reason for studying, you will find a very wide range of courses and qualifications on offer in this guide. We also outline our support services, the facilities available and details of course fees. Finance needn’t be a barrier to gaining new skills and for some students who meet the criteria, fees can be reduced. Our adult courses have enrolment dates throughout the year, meaning you can start your ideal course as early or as late as you would like. Study with us and you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which will help you to move forward in your chosen career. We cater for all abilities, so whether you are a complete beginner, or are looking to build on what you already know, you will find something to suit you. Did you know: at Sussex Downs you can take a degree, or even a post graduate qualification, validated by the University of Brighton? If you are looking to change career, we are here to help. Our relationship with local and national employers will help to highlight the opportunities available to you after your studies. In addition, at Sussex Downs College you will receive support to refresh your job search skills and interview techniques, as well as industry-specific training to help you re-enter the job market. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or need more information on a course listed here, speak to our Admissions team, who are here to help. You can find our College news and success stories, as well as further information on studying at Sussex Downs College on our website: www.sussexdowns.ac.uk Make this your year. Choose a course at Sussex Downs College. Mike Hopkins Principal and Chief Executive


CONTENTS College Services & Facilities

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Apply, Enrol & Fees

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Art, Craft & Design

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Sussex Downs College - Open for Business

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Business, Management & Law

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Advanced Learner Loans 

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Construction & The Built Environment

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Understanding Levels

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Counselling & Personal Development

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English & Maths for Ages 16-18 & 19+

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

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GCSE Courses

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10 Reasons to Love Sussex Downs College

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How to Use This Guide

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Access to Higher Education

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Higher Education

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Full Course Index

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Main Course Listings

Engineering & Electrical English & Languages

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Hair, Beauty &  Complementary Therapy

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Health & Social Care 

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Floristry

Hospitality & Catering

Please note: All course fees in this Adult Course Guide are correct at time of going to print and may be subject to change. All current course fees can be found at: eprospectus.sussexdowns.ac.uk Some of the fees published within this Course Guide are the maximum fees payable. Many of the courses are fully or partly funded by the government, meaning you may get a cheaper price for the course you choose when you sign up.





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Humanities

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Information Technology

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Media & Digital Media

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Motor Vehicle 

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Music

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Preparation for Life & Work 

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Science

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Sport & Fitness39 Teaching, Training & Development

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Call us... 030 300 38555

Visit us online... www.sussexdowns.ac.uk Twitter: @sussexdowns facebook.com/sussexdowns

Find us... Eastbourne Campus: Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2UF Lewes Campus: 1 Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH Newhaven Campus: Training Centre, Denton Island, Newhaven, BN9 9BN


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College SERVICES & FACILITIES ADMISSIONS Our Admissions Team can provide you with information about our full range of College courses, in addition to guiding you through financial assistance and the various support services available. Contact Admissions by email: admissions@sussexdowns.ac.uk Telephone: 030 300 39551 or call into the Admissions offices at the Eastbourne, Lewes or Newhaven campuses.

ADDITIONAL LEARNING SUPPORT If you feel you need any additional support while you are at College, please get in touch before you enrol to discuss your requirements. Call the Eastbourne campus on 030 300 39258 or the Lewes campus on 030 300 39562. If you have stated that you require additional support, we will contact you and make every reasonable effort to address your needs. In the event that the College is unable to provide appropriate support, you will be offered an alternative course or a full refund.

LEARNING CENTRES Learning Centres at our Eastbourne and Lewes campuses are available for all students to use. In addition to a wide range of education and study materials, the Centres feature networked computers to enable students to access the internet and self-service photocopiers. You will also be able to take advantage of the quiet study areas.

PLACES TO EAT Sussex Downs College has many restaurants, cafés and shops available to students and staff throughout the year, all serving hot and cold food. There are also vending machines placed around our campuses offering hot and cold beverages, fruit and confectionery.

EASTBOURNE KINGS BISTRO & RESTAURANT Located at our Eastbourne campus, the popular Kings Bistro & Restaurant is open for lunch times and dinner in the evening. Here you can enjoy a relaxed and professional atmosphere which specialises in quality food and wine, all in an intimate environment. Under professional supervision, our award-winning students prepare, cook and serve guests in the restaurant as part of their specialist training. The Kings Bistro & Restaurant is open to the public, staff and students throughout term time. To make a booking, call 030 300 38315.

LEWES AND EASTBOURNE HAIR, BEAUTY AND HOLISTIC THERAPY SALONS Sussex Downs College Hair and Beauty Salons offer great alternatives to pricey high street salons. Here we provide customers with high quality treatments and great value for money. As part of this service, a range of hair care and beauty treatments are available at greatly reduced prices. Our training salons have a reputation for providing excellent skills training that guarantees our customers a great experience in the salon. To book an appointment, call 030 300 38500 (Lewes) or 030 300 39800 (Eastbourne)

EMPLOYMENT & RECRUITMENT SERVICE At Sussex Downs College we’re here to support local employers with outstanding learning and training opportunities. We offer the whole package; from initial skills analysis and a vast range of courses, to ongoing support and guidance. Whether you own a large business or are a sole trader, our team will work with you and your organisation to help your business reach its full potential. We provide training solutions for businesses and individuals across a range of nationally accredited and non-accredited professional programs; from First Aid, IT, Management, Health and Safety-specific training, to web

design. We can also create a bespoke solution for your training needs, delivered on your premises or at one of our Campuses. We will provide high quality, flexible learning opportunities designed to improve the skills and attitudes of employees, ensuring individual and business success. Our ‘Commercial Courses’ are run by highly experienced trainers, and complement other longer qualifications currently offered by Sussex Downs College. Our Account Managers are our single point of contact for business training and development needs. If you are an employer looking to develop the skills of your workforce, we’re here to advise you on funding subsidies, grants and the latest training and development opportunities. Contact number: 030 300 39474 Email: employertraining@sussexdowns.ac.uk Twitter @sdcet

CHILDCARE FACILITIES Sussex Downs College has two Ofsted registered nurseries; one at the Lewes campus and one at the Eastbourne campus. Both accept two and three-yearolds and are open to all staff, students and the community during term time. Clock Tower Nursery, in Lewes, takes children aged one to five and has 20 places while Kittens Nursery in Eastbourne can accommodate children aged two to five and has up to 30 places. For further information or to book a visit to the nurseries, please get in touch: Kittens Nursery, Eastbourne Tel: 030 300 39555 Email: juliet.yousfi@sussexdowns.ac.uk Clock Tower Nursery, Lewes Tel: 030 300 38299 Email: clocktower@sussexdowns.ac.uk EYEE Funding In the term after their third birthday, all children are eligible for 15 hours free childcare from the government. Some children may be eligible for 15 hours funding from the term after their second birthday, however conditions apply. Funding is also available through the college for childcare financial support. Get in touch to find out if you qualify for this support.

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.


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Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.


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APPLY, ENROL & FEES

FEES, CONCESSIONS & ASSISTANCE

Apply and Enrol In person: If you are entitled to a reduced fee, wish to make a staged payment or want to pay in cash, please visit Admissions at our Eastbourne, Lewes or Newhaven campuses between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8:30am and 4:30pm on Fridays. Online: Some of our courses are available for enrolment directly via the College website www.sussexdowns.ac.uk By phone: If you are paying the full course fee and have a credit/debit card, please call 030 300 38555 with the course code and your credit/debit card to hand. By post: Please complete the Enrolment Form (in the middle of this Adult Course Guide) and send it with the appropriate payment to the address below. Cheques should be made payable to Sussex Downs College. Please send to: Student Records Sussex Downs College Cross Levels Way Eastbourne, BN21 2UF

Interview Required? Enrol as above for courses not requiring an interview. For courses requiring an interview (marked with ) please call Admissions on 030 300 39551.

Some of the fees published within this Course Guide are the maximum fees payable. Many of the courses are fully or partly funded by the government, meaning you may get a cheaper price for the course you choose when you sign up. Depending on your circumstances, there are various concessions available on many courses. For all enquiries relating to fee concessions, or if you require any further advice or guidance, please call Admissions on 030 300 39551.

LEISURE COURSES Concessions are available on many of our Leisure Courses. For instance, if you are aged 65 or over at the start of the course and can provide evidence of your date of birth you may be eligible for a 20% reduction in course fees (not including course materials). All course fees in this Adult Course Guide are correct at time of going to print and may be subject to change. All current course fees, enrolment forms and concessions can be found at eprospectus.sussexdowns.ac.uk

COURSES THAT LEAD TO A QUALIFICATION OR CERTIFICATE Advanced Learner Loans Loans have been introduced by the government for learners aged 19+ to help support their studies and improve their qualifications. The loan covers the cost of your course so you do not have to pay up front. Learners studying Level 3 - 6 qualifications including A Levels, Access to Higher Education Diplomas, QCF Certificates and Diplomas, can apply for the loan to help pay for their course fees. Receiving the loan doesn’t depend on household income or credit history and repayments do not start until after you complete or leave your course – and only then if your earnings are more than £21,000 per year. To be eligible for this loan, you must fulfil the following criteria:

Learners who take out a loan for an Access to Higher Education Diploma and complete it and following this progress to and complete a Student Finance England funded HE course, will have the balance of the loan relating to the Access to HE Diploma written off. To find out more about Advanced Learner Loans, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions, visit www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

ENTITLEMENTS FOR LEARNERS AGED 19-23 Learners aged 19-23 studying on their first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualifications may be entitled to have their tuition fees waived. The waiver is also available for learners who are studying an Entry Level or Level 1 course, where the qualification is essential to continue study at Level 2 in the same or a related subject.

FREE GCSE MATHS AND ENGLISH If you are 19+ and do not already have a C/grade 4 (or above) in Maths or English GCSE, tuition fees for these courses will be free. For more information please call Sam Skevington on 030 300 38434.

IF YOU ARE IN RECEIPT OF BENEFITS If you are in receipt of Job Seekers’ Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance in the Work Related Group (ESA WRAG), Universal Credit or you currently receive any eligible benefits*, and feel that skills training will help you to enter employment, you may qualify for reductions in your course fees if you choose a Government- funded course. *Eligible Benefits; JSA; Income Support; Universal Credit; Housing Benefit; Council Tax Reduction (excluding single person allowance); ESA; Disability Living Allowance; Incapacity Benefits; Attendance Allowance and Personal Independence Payments. Note: Courses not in receipt of Government funding are not eligible for concessions. This includes courses at Level 3 and above.

• Be aged 19 or over by the first day of your course • Be a UK resident • You must be applying to study on an eligible course at Level 3 - 6

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HOME STUDENTS The fees advertised are available for those who have lived in the UK or within the European Union for the last three years.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS International students are invited to apply for courses in this 19+ Guide, but the fees may differ from those published. Please contact Admissions for more information.

UNDER 19-YEAR-OLDS Our courses are designed for people over 19, however, we may consider applications from those under 19. Please contact Admissions for advice.

IS YOUR FEE PAID BY YOUR EMPLOYER? If your employer is paying your course fees, please ensure they have filled in the Employer Sponsorship section of the enrolment form in the centre of this 19+ Guide. Your employer will also need to sign the form and provide a Purchase Order number. It is advisable that you do this to avoid any delay in your ability to start the course as scheduled.

been expected, then an application for a refund or credit should be made in writing to the Assistant Principal Curriculum. The College may require provision of evidence to justify any request for refund on compassionate grounds. 4. Examination fees/registration fees may only be refunded if the entry/registration has not been processed at the time of the refund application. 5. Where learners wish to transfer from one course to another, any tuition fees paid will be counted against the revised enrolment. 6. Where a learner is required to leave their programme by the College, the learner will remain liable for fees due up to the point of exclusion. Any refunds processed will be subject to a £50 administration fee.

STAGED PAYMENTS If your course fee is over £100 and the course duration is 14 weeks or more, then you can arrange to pay in stages either using the College Staged Payment Scheme or FlexEd, an external payment scheme. Please visit us to arrange a payment plan.

The College has two options for students to pay in stages. 1. College Staged Payments Payments can be accepted by cash or debit/credit card. You will not have to pay the £20 administration fee if you pay by direct debit. Please see the chart below for details. 2. FlexEd – External Payment Scheme FlexEd is an external service available to learners, allowing costs to be spread over a longer period. Full payment is required by 31st May 2018. FlexEd make a monthly charge of £6 for this service, and instalments can be paid by card or direct debit. This fee is payable in full with the first instalment. No interest is payable. Students can register for FlexEd through the Finance Department. Further details can be found at www.flexed.uk.com or by ringing 01242 311057.

OTHER WAIVERS /FINANCIAL SUPPORT To find out more about other fee waivers and financial support that may be available to you depending on your circumstances, or to find out more about the Advanced Learner Loan, entitlements and financial support, please contact Admissions on 030 300 39551. Email: admissions@sussexdowns.ac.uk

REFUNDS 1. Where a course has been cancelled by the College, refunds/credits will be made to learners in full. 2. If a learner wishes to withdraw from a course prior to its commencement, and informs the College in writing or by email at least 14 working days before the start date, a refund will normally be given, less an administration fee of £50. 3. Where a learner has registered three or more attendances, no refund will be given. Exceptions may be made in cases where a learner has withdrawn from the course as a result of personal circumstances, or where a learner can demonstrate that the College has failed to deliver what could have reasonably

DURATION OF COURSE COURSE PRICE

14 - 29 WEEKS

FULL YEAR COURSES

Over £100

£100 to £500

Over £500

PAYMENT AT ENROLMENT

50% total course cost + £20 admin fee

40% total course cost (minimum £50) + £20 admin fee

40% total course cost + £20 admin fee

ONE MONTH FOLLOWING ENROLMENT

Further 50% to clear all course fees

30% payment

20% payment

30% payment to clear all course fees

20% payment

2ND MONTH FOLLOWING ENROLMENT 3RD MONTH FOLLOWING ENROLMENT

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.

20% payment to clear all course fees

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Sussex Downs College OPEN FOR BUSINESS Located at our Eastbourne campus, the popular Kings Bistro & Restaurant is open for lunch times and dinner in the evening. Here you can enjoy a relaxed and professional atmosphere which specialises in quality food and wine, all in an intimate environment. Under professional supervision, our award-winning students prepare, cook and serve guests in the restaurant as part of their specialist training. The Kings Bistro & Restaurant is open to the public, staff and students throughout term time. To make a booking, call 030 300 38315. Coffee Shop Opening Times Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 8.30am - 1pm

SDCWAY Healthy outlet in the ALC Monday & Tuesday 10am - 1pm

Kings Bistro Opening Times Open for lunch

Kings Restaurant Opening Times Wednesday & Friday Lunch is served at 12 noon

Wednesday & Friday 11:45am (last orders 12:45pm) 2 Course Lunch - £6.00 per person 3 Course Lunch - £8 per person Bookings are not required. Tables of six or more can be reserved in advance.

Three course lunch with coffee - £12.00 per person Booking required. Themed Events Thursday evenings, £25 per person Booking required.

www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/kings-bistro-restaurant

SDC Print & Design

photo prints business stationery document printing laminating finishing poster printing flyers banner graphics ncr binding www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/about/open-for-business/reprographics Follow us on Twitter @SDCPrintDept

Find us on facebook at facebook.com/sdcprintdesigndept

Black and White Copying

The Reprographics team at Sussex Downs College in Eastbourne and Lewes can now offer you high quality print and design services at highly competitive prices. We are able to offer a wide range of print and finishing services, including: • • • • • • • •

Colour/black and white copying Business stationery, NCR forms Flyers and leaflets Large format printing Binding and laminating Wedding invitations and order of service etc Scanning Pull up banners

Send us your own artwork or we can create designs for you to suit your requirements (charges may apply). Feel free to give us a call or email us for further information. We offer no obligation quotes to all customers. Eastbourne 030 300 38409 repro.eastbourne@sussexdowns.ac.uk Lewes 030 300 38550 repro.lewes@sussexdowns.ac.uk

(All prices exclude VAT)

Cost per sheet up to 999 copies (please contact us for a quote on larger quantities)

A4

A3

Single

Double

Single

Double

5p

8p

8p

12p

All black and white jobs are copied on 75gsm FSC approved paper. Increased paper thicknesses available up to 300gsm.

Colour Copying

Cost per sheet up to 99 copies (please contact us for a quote on larger quantities)

A4

A3

Single

Double

Single

Double

14p

20p

18p

25p

All colour prints are copied on 100gsm FSC approved paper. Increased paper thicknesses available up to 300gsm.

NCR available, please enquire with one of the Repro Team for further details. Large Format Printing on 235gsm Satin Photo Prints 6” x 4” on 170gsm Gloss Business Cards on 300gsm Silk (per card) Minimum order of 100 cards applies Laminating Comb Binding

A4 - £2 A3 - £3 A2 - £4 A1 - £8 A0 - £15 8p per print, minimum 20 prints per order Single Sided - £4 for 100 A4 - 85p

Double Sided - £6 for 100 A3 - 1.25p

A2 - 1.65

85p including clear acetate and gloss card back, if required

Thermal Binding

Prices start at 85p, including clear acetate cover and back, if required

Wire Binding

85p including clear cover and gloss card back

Colour Custom Bunting (waterproof and tear proof)

From 20p per letter 210mm high


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Our vibrant hairdressing and tranquil treatment rooms offer a variety of professional treatments at terrific prices. Choose from a wide range of services and treatments including: Haircuts - from £5.00 Colouring from - from £20.00 Facials - £14.00 Manicures - £6.00 Body massage - £15.00 Reflexology - £12.00 and much more! Please call 030 300 39800 (Eastbourne) or 030 300 38500 (Lewes) for more information or to book your appointment. Follow us on twitter @SDCEvolve hairandbeauty@sussexdowns.ac.uk Our Floristry Studio offers beautiful floral arrangements, wedding flowers, and other stunning bouquets designed for special occasions - or to simply say ‘thank you’. Each bespoke design is available to order. For prices and more information, please call 030 300 39800 (Eastbourne).

PROFESSIONAL SHORT COURSES At Sussex Downs College our Business Department, Sussex Skills Solutions, offer a choice of short courses aimed at keeping staff up to date with the latest practices, from Appraisal training, to Time Management and Food Safety, to First Aid and IT (Excel, Word, Project and PowerPoint). All courses are ideal for a range of staff, sectors and roles and are designed in such a way to allow students the ability to enhance their knowledge, ask questions and enjoy the learning experience with our friendly, and highly experienced trainers. Our courses are delivered at our Newhaven, Lewes or Eastbourne campuses, all of which are located within close proximity to public transport, including frequently running buses and trains. There is also free parking available on all of our campuses for those who wish to drive. Hospitality and lunch are provided throughout the day on most of our one-day short courses. Bespoke courses can be created for you on our premises or at one of our SDC campuses. For more information, visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk or call 030 300 39474


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You are your best investment. Value your future. ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN

How do I know if I am eligible? 1. You must be over 19 years old on the day you start the course. 2. You must be living in the UK on the day the course starts and have been a UK resident for three years prior to starting the course. 3. The course must be an approved Level 3 to 6 course. 4. The course must be delivered by an eligible provider such as Sussex Downs College.

How do I apply?

NO MATTER WHAT STAGE OF LIFE YOU’RE AT,

1. You can apply either online at: www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan or by post. You can apply for a course after it has started but not after a course has finished.

the opportunity to study has never been more achievable. The government’s non-means tested Advanced Learner Loan means anybody over the age of 19 can improve their qualifications on a ‘buy now, pay later’ basis.

2. Applications can take up to five weeks to process - it is possible to track the progress of your application. 3. You will need to know your National Insurance Number as no monies can be paid without this.

Entering advanced courses at Level 3-6 and need help securing a loan? The College offers support for students applying for loans to cover A Levels, Access to Higher Education, Diplomas and Certificates. Receiving the loan doesn’t depend on household income or credit history, and repayments start from the April following the completion of your course (and only then if your earnings are above £21,000 per year).

4. You will also need another source of identity, such as a valid passport or birth certificate.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Advanced Learner Loans, our fast facts will tell you all you need to know:

How much money can I apply for? It depends on the type of course you take and the cost of the course. The minimum loan amount is £300.

How is the loan paid? The loan will be paid directly to the College once you have attended your course for two weeks or more.

How many loans can I apply for? You can apply for up to four loans, which can be taken out either one after the other or at the same time. Learners who take out a loan for an Access to Higher Education Diploma and complete it and following this progress to and complete a Student Finance England funded HE course, will have the balance of the loan relating to the Access to HE Diploma written off.

What about repaying the loan? 1. You will not begin loan repayments until the April after you have finished the course - even if your course finishes prior to this date. 2. Repayments of the loan, plus interest incurred, will start once you reach the income threshold of £21,000. If your income should drop below this, repayments will be halted until the £21,000 threshold is reached again. 3. If you are self-employed, you will make repayments as part of your self-assessment tax return.

What if I change my mind about studying once I have taken out the loan? If you leave or change your course after the initial two weeks you will be liable to pay the full amount of the course fees for the programme.

What if I want to progress to Higher Education eventually? If you apply for a loan to cover your Access to Higher Education course and then successfully complete a degree, the balance of any loan outstanding for the Access to HE Diploma will be written off. To find out more about 19+ Advanced Learner Loans and which courses at Sussex Downs College are eligible for support, contact Admissions on 030 300 39551.

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Understanding LEVELS Sussex Downs College offers a wide variety of programmes.

ENTRY LEVEL Maths English

LEVEL ONE

ESOL

Functional Skills Maths and English ESOL

Some lead to nationally recognised qualifications at different levels, the details of which can seem complicated. For a brief overview of how qualifications compare, take a look at the chart opposite, which shows the different levels and what they can lead to. In some cases you will need to start at Level 1 or 2 to ensure you gain the background knowledge and skill level required. In others, as long as you have achieved a certain level of qualification, e.g GCSE at grade C, you can go on to higher study. If you are employed in a role that requires higher level skills and competence, you may be able to ‘jump’ a level.

NVQ Level 1

LEVEL TWO

Awards

Functional Skills Maths and English ESOL NVQ Level 2 GCSEs

LEVEL THREE

Awards

AS/A Levels

Certificates

Awards

Diplomas

Certificates

Intermediate Apprenticeships

Diplomas NVQ Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeships Access to HE

LEVEL FOUR NVQ Level 4 Higher Apprenticeships

LEVEL FIVE

Professional qualifications

Foundation Degrees HND/HNC Professional courses

LEVEL SIX/SEVEN Degrees Professional courses

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MATHS AND ENGLISH FOR AGES 16 -18 At Sussex Downs College you will work towards achieving your GCSE grade 4 or above in English and maths, if you don’t already have these qualifications. These courses are requirements drawn up by the government in which all Colleges must participate. It’s therefore vital that you achieve the best level of English and maths you possibly can before you come to College. If you haven’t achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in English and/or maths from school, then we will design a learning programme to help you improve these skills by placing you on the right level

of English and maths courses. These carefully designed courses will support your progression within your chosen Study Programme.

Entry Level Courses in English and maths

MATHS AND ENGLISH FOR ADULTS (19+)

Level 1 and 2 Courses in Maths and English (Pre GCSE Classes)

Are you thinking about improving your English skills or your maths skills? Do you want to work towards achieving a GCSE in English or maths? If yes, we have the right course for you! We offer the following FREE courses, which all lead to nationally recognised qualifications:

These classes will support you in building your confidence in reading, writing and mathematics.

• Develop your skills in English or maths • Improve your employment prospects • Improve your promotion prospects • Prepare for a GCSE course in English or maths. For more information on Adult GCSEs, please call 030 300 38434. If you’re unsure whether you’re ready to study GCSEs, please call 030 300 39303 for guidance.

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.


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English for SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL) Do you need English for work, study or everyday life? Do you want to improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills? Do you want to meet new people and make new friends? If yes, come and study English for Speakers of Other Languages at our Eastbourne or Newhaven campuses. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses are for adults who are not fluent in English and want to improve their language skills for work, study and life in the UK. We offer a range of part-time ESOL courses for every level, available to study in the daytime or evening, in classes composed of other students who have the same level of English. Our experienced teachers use the most up-to-date materials and approaches to make sure each class is interesting, motivating and effective. Classes include group, pair and project work as well as computer-based activities. Here’s what some of our students say about learning English with us: “It has helped me to speak, listen, read and write in English. It also means that I can help my son with his homework, have friends and make appointments.” - Vensa “I have learned so much and have more confidence in myself. “ - Cesar

“I felt close to the rest of my class. The teacher worked hard to create a good atmosphere in the class.” - Nieves Why study ESOL? Our ESOL courses are designed to help you to improve your English language and your awareness of British culture and British values. We can also support you in successfully gaining positive progression into work, an apprenticeship, another college course, volunteering, or any other programme that would benefit you. Our courses consist of separate Speaking & Listening, Reading and Writing courses. Our six levels consist of: • • • • • •

Pre-Entry Entry 1 Entry 2 Entry 3 Level 1 Level 2

Before you start your course, you will do an assessment to determine your level of Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening. From this assessment we will discuss with you which classes are best for you. When you start your course, your teacher will continue to assess you to find out more about your language needs. Your teacher will help you to decide on your targets and what you want to be able to achieve by the end of the course. During your course, you will review these targets and discuss your progress with your teacher. In each course, you learn and practise all four language skills:

• • • •

Reading Writing Speaking Listening

You will also practise grammar and pronunciation. At the end of the course, all students will take an exam (except for Pre-Entry classes). You must come to the exam. When you have finished your course, you can take another course in a different skill at the same or a different level. What are the entry requirements? You must have the right to study in the UK and be 16 years or above. What exams will I take? You will take a national ESOL Skills for Life qualification. Where can I go next? When you have finished your course, you are able to move on to a higher level in ESOL. You could progress to Functional Skills or GCSEs. You might find a job, or you might go onto further education. What should I do now? ESOL information sessions are taking place soon in Eastbourne and Newhaven. Please call Sussex Downs College on 030 300 38434. (ES) ¿Que debo hacer ahora? Encuentros con mas informacion acerca de ESOL tendran lugar pronto en Eastbourne y Newhaven. Por favor, llamen al colegio al 030 300 38434. (PT) O que devo fazer agora? Em breve teremos sessões de informações sobre cursos ESOL em Newhaven e Eastbourne. Para maiores detalhes ligue: Sussex Downs College 030 300 38434. (IT) Che cosa devo fare adesso? Le sessioni di informazione su ESOL avranno luogo a Eastbourne e Newhaven fra poco. Bisogna chiamare all’istituto, Sussex Downs College, usando 030 300 38434 per confermare l’orario preciso.

Call 030 300 38784 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.


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GCSE COURSES There has never been a better time to gain your GCSEs and improve your employability for the future.

We offer our one-year Maths and English GCSE courses at our Newhaven, Eastbourne and Lewes campuses. In most cases these GCSE courses are funded. Don’t miss your chance to study at Sussex Downs College! Space on our GCSE courses is limited so contact us now to secure your place. We have day and evening sessions to cater for all types of learners. As part of the provision we also offer Science GCSE courses: choose between a morning session at Lewes or an evening class at Eastbourne. Get your studying hat on and gain your GCSEs with Sussex Downs College!

KEY TO GCSE COURSE LISTINGS Duration

Start Date

Day

Start Time

End Time

Campus

Fee

Course Code

Course Type (See key in footer)

English GCSE The course enables you to develop the reading, writing and research skills required to achieve your English GCSE. 30 Weeks

19/09/2017

TUE

13:00

16:15

Lewes Campus

£396

5767/010

30 Weeks

21/09/2017

THU

18:00

21:00

Newhaven Campus

£396

5767/030

30 Weeks

15/09/2017

FRI

09:00

12:15

Lewes Campus

£396

5767/040

Mathematics GCSE This subject covers a wide range of mathematical knowledge and skills including numbers and algebra, geometry, measure and data handling. An essential qualification for entry to employment, further and higher education, this is an intensive course with only four hours per week tuition time, and therefore requires a high level of commitment from the student to succeed. This is an examination class and it is a condition of acceptance to the course that students sit the exam. Students should be able and willing to undertake several hours of home study in addition to the four hours per week class time. We also have daytime sessions at Eastbourne campus, please enquire for information. Entry requirements: An interview with an assessment exam is required for this course. 30 Weeks

11/09/2017

MON

10:00

14:30

Lewes Campus

£396

4565/060

30 Weeks

19/09/2017

TUE

17:00

21:00

Newhaven Campus

£396

4565/020

30 Weeks

19/09/2017

TUE

17:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£396

4565/100

32 Weeks

12/09/2017

TUE

10:00

14:30

Lewes Campus

£396

4565/060

32 Weeks

15/09/2017

FRI

10:00

14:30

Lewes Campus

£396

4565/060

AQA GCSE (9-1) in Biology You will study: Cell biology, Organisation, Infection and response, Bioenergetics, Homeostasis and response, Inheritance, variation and evolution, Ecology, Key ideas. This is an examination class and it is a condition of acceptance on the course that students sit the exam. Entry requirements: By interview with an assessment test. Qual: AQA Biology (9-1) GCSE. 30 Weeks

12/09/2017

FRI

09:00

12:15

Lewes Campus

£399

2774/030

30 Weeks

21/09/2017

THU

18:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£399

2774/020

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.

Leads to Qualification or Certificate


10 Reasons to Study at SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE

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BAKE LIKE BERRY; COOK LIKE RAMSAY If the Great British Bake Off has inspired you to become King or Queen of the kitchen, then enrol on a cake-decorating or Dinner Party Desserts course. If your taste buds are more savoury than sweet, our Everyday Meals, Curry & Spice, and Classic Italian Cooking courses are for you.

SNAP YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS If you scroll with envy through an Instagram feed of stunning photographs that you just wish you could recreate, look no further. Taught by industry professionals, a photography course will make the auto setting on your camera a thing of the past.

DANCE LIKE THE FILM STARS

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Can’t bear to miss an episode of Strictly? Take inspiration from Hollywood blockbusters La La Land and Beauty and the Beast and learn Beginners Ballroom Dancing. Ryan Gosling not included.

DESIGN YOUR OWN CLOTHES Take fashion into your own hands and create your own bespoke garment. Courses will ignite your creativity under the guidance of industry professionals. Need further inspiration? The Great British Sewing Bee finalist Jade Earley is a College alumni.

BECOME A FINANCIAL WIZARD Before Matt Damon was known as Jason Bourne, he played a Maths genius in his breakthrough film Good Will Hunting. If you’re a wizard with numbers, join one of the most successful courses in the local area. Your future self will thank you for it.

ACCESS YOUR FULL POTENTIAL Adult education opportunities at Sussex Downs College are inclusive. If you don’t have the desired qualifications to study at SDC, University or land a promotion at work, our one-year Access to Higher Education courses fit around you and your work/family commitments.

LEARN A LANGUAGE There are many reasons to learn another language: whether you plan to travel, host international students, or simply want to keep your brain engaged with an activity that impresses your friends and family, here you can choose from ESOL, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Madarin, Japanese and British Sign Language.

EDUCATE THE NEXT GENERATION School’s in session and the students are awaiting your teaching and guidance. Train to become a teacher and inspire young adults. Obtain your PGSE Certificate in Education or dive into Sport Coaching and Development.

LEARN THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE Select your tool of choice. Choose your subject. From Mechanical Engineering and Gas Safety to Floristry, Beauty Therapy and Guitar for Beginners, Sussex Downs College has something for everyone.

GET TO GRIPS WITH TECHNOLOGY If you’re baffled by new technology but don’t want to be left behind, then Beginners IT is the course for you. The end aim may be part-time or voluntary work using a computer, or you may just want the skills to keep up with friends and family on Facebook and Skype. Check out our more advanced IT courses too.

Need more than 10 reasons? Turn to our full course listings and be inspired!

SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE: START HERE, GO ANYWHERE


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How to use THIS GUIDE Are you looking to gain new skills to help you develop at work? Is it time to explore that subject you’ve always been curious about, but haven’t quite got around to yet? Or do you want an opportunity to re-train for a change in career?

KEY TO COURSE LISTINGS Course Title (

= Access to HE Course)

Course Summary Duration

Start Date

Day

Start Time

End Time

Campus

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Interview Required?

Fee

Course Code

Course Type

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4

5

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Course listings explained... 1

Duration, Start Date, Day, Start and End time. Some courses are marked with . This means that start dates can be individually tailored to the learner and that these courses are repeated throughout the year.

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Campus or Employer premises This means that these courses are delivered either on campus or in the workplace.

3

Interview Required? The symbol indicates that an interview in person is required for enrolment onto this course.

4

Fee* This indicates the maximum fee amount payable. For many courses there are waivers and concessions available - please see pages 6 & 7 for details. Some courses state POA (Price on Application).

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Course Code Please use this on all correspondence and communication with the College, so we can correctly identify your course enquiry.

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Course Type Leisure Course Leads to a Qualification or Certificate

ARE YOU OVER AND APPLYING 65 A LEISURE COU FOR RSE? You could b

e eligible discount for a 20% towards your cou rse fees. Please c all 030 3 00 3855 for more 5 informati on.

*Please note: All course fees in this Adult Course Guide are correct at time of going to print and may be subject to change. All current course fees can be found at: eprospectus.sussexdowns.ac.uk Some of the fees published within this Course Guide are the maximum fees payable, but many of the courses are fully or partly funded by Government, meaning you may get a cheaper price for the course you choose.

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Art Masters of the Dutch Golden Age Do you like looking at paintings and want to know more about 17th century artists? From milkmaids to pearl earrings, poetry to music, and what makes Dutch paintings so appealing? Come along and discover the stories behind the masterpieces. Learn about artists such as Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals. 4 Weeks

31/10/2017

TUE

10:30

12:00

Eastbourne Campus

£36

1329/040

4 Weeks

02/11/2017

THU

10:30

12:00

Eastbourne Campus

£36

1329/030

CERAMICS, POTTERY & SCULPTURE Leads to Qualification or Certificate

Leisure Course

Ceramics Personal Development Workshop Explore your own personal development in ceramics. Anything goes as long as it is safe! Be experimental or concentrate on learning traditional technical skills such as handbuilding, modelling, mould making, slip casting, throwing, firing and glazing. Create functional tableware, figurative sculpture, tiles or installations! Draw on inspiration from classmates, teaching staff and the excellent facilities. An inspiring and supportive course for those with some experience in ceramics to develop their own projects with expert tutorial and technical support in a very well equipped ceramic department. 20 Weeks

20/09/2017

WED

09:00

13:00

Eastbourne Campus

£508

1073/330

Ceramics Personal Development Summer Short Course This short course is designed to enable students with some experience to develop their own creative and technical potential. There are excellent facilities and tuition in a friendly, creative, working studio. Firing costs are extra and calculated by weight.

Interview in Person

5 Weeks

25/04/2018

WED

09:30

13:00

Eastbourne Campus

£110

1073/390

Ceramics Techniques A complete course for beginners as well as the more experienced, this teaches all ceramics handbuilding techniques including coiling, slabbing and throwing on the potter’s wheel. Firing costs are extra and will be calculated by weight.

Variable Start Date

20 Weeks

20/09/2017

WED

18:30

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£370

1073/290

20 Weeks

21/09/2017

THU

09:30

12:15

Eastbourne Campus

£370

1073/440

Pottery For All Access to HE Course

This course covers hand-building methods and slip casting in plaster moulds. There may be an opportunity to learn throwing techniques. You will be shown how to decorate, glaze and fire your work. Advanced students will be able to make their own glazes. Everyone will be encouraged to be as creative as possible with this versatile medium. Please bring a notebook to record your work. Materials are provided and will be charged at £1.00 per pound of finished weight. All levels welcome, from beginners to advanced studio practitioners. 10 Weeks

21/09/2017

THU

18:30

21:00

Lewes Campus

£185

1073/230

10 Weeks

11/01/2018

THU

18:30

21:00

Lewes Campus

£185

1073/240

Pottery Projects For students with some experience of working with ceramics, wishing to develop personal projects and explore methods and techniques. Ongoing tutorial guidance will be provided. Firing costs are extra and calculated by weight. 20 Weeks

20/09/2017

WED

13:30

16:00

Eastbourne Campus

£370

1073/300

£110

1073/410

Pottery Techniques Extension A structured course to study the skills of hand-building in clay and basic glazing. Suitable for both beginners and those experienced in ceramics. 5 Weeks

26/04/2018

THU

09:15

12:30

Eastbourne Campus

DRAWING & PAINTING

Drawing & Painting Beginners Learn to draw from observation, using tone and line in a variety of media. You’ll also learn how to paint what you see in the medium of your choice, from Acrylics to oils or watercolours. Please bring an A3 cartridge pad, 2B/3B/4B pencils, charcoal and a putty rubber. Advice on further equipment to buy will be given during the course. Suitable for complete beginners or those with a little experience. 10 Weeks

20/09/2017

WED

19:00

21:00

Lewes Campus

£138

0002/470

Drawing & Painting Continuing Topics include seeing and painting light, expanding the picture space, and projects of students’ own choosing. Please bring an A3 cartridge pad, 2B/3B/4B pencils, charcoal and a putty rubber. Advice on what further equipment to buy will be given during the course. Suitable for students who have done an introductory course and have some experience of drawing and painting from observation (including the use of tone and colour theory). 10 Weeks

10/01/2018

WED

19:00

21:00

Lewes Campus

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.

£138

0002/070


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Drawing & Painting Workshop Students at all levels will be encouraged to work on their own drawings or paintings in their preferred medium with tuition on a one-to-one basis. Topics including composition, perspective, design, materials and colour will be covered with individual students as and when appropriate. Please bring any materials you have to the first session. 18/09/2017

MON

10:00

12:00

Hillcrest Centre

£138

0002/470

10 Weeks

08/01/2018

MON

10:00

12:00

Hillcrest Centre

£138

0023/060

7 Weeks

23/04/2018

MON

10:00

12:00

Hillcrest Centre

£96

0023/070

10 Weeks

Life Drawing This course will enable you to develop your observational drawing skills and techniques. The course is ideal for beginners and those wanting the opportunity to enhance their skills. 5 Weeks

19/09/2017

TUE

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£59

0002/740

5 Weeks

09/01/2018

TUE

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£59

0002/750

MOSAIC & STAINED GLASS

Leads to Qualification or Certificate

Stained Glass & Copperfoiling During this intensive course aimed at beginners, tuition will be provided to create panels, mirrors and 3D objects using a range of colourful glass and ceramic fragments. Gain experience in cutting glass, design, assembly, grouting and finishing, together with creating you own personal projects. A glass cutter and starter pack of fragments will be provided in the first session at £8. 8 Weeks

24/04/2018

TUE

18:30

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£190

0027/350

Leisure Course

PHOTOGRAPHY Interview in Person

Digital SLR Photography Club Aimed at those who have completed the Digital SLR Photography for Beginners Course, or those who have a good knowledge of using the manual settings on a Digital SLR. You will be set projects looking at various aspects of photography and will be given direction and guidance to develop your photographic skills. 10 Weeks

09/01/2018

TUE

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£97

1050/690

8 Weeks

24/04/2018

TUE

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£77

1050/790

Variable Start Date

Digital SLR Photography for Beginners Gain a full understanding of your camera’s manual controls and simple composition. We will explore meter readings, ISO, shutters, apertures, composition and how to transfer your photographs. Students will be required to print photographs to bring to the lessons during the course. Students must bring their Digital SLR camera to the lessons. Ideal for beginners or to refresh your knowledge. 10 Weeks

20/09/2017

WED

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£138

1050/820

10 Weeks

21/09/2017

THU

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£138

1050/830

10 Weeks

10/01/2018

WED

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£138

1050/850

10 Weeks

11/01/2018

THU

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£138

1050/840

8 Weeks

25/04/2018

WED

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£110

1050/860

8 Weeks

26/04/2018

THU

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£110

1050/870

PRINTING

Creative Printmaking Workshop Throughout this course you will have the opportunity to explore and develop your personal ideas using a variety of techniques and processes including monoprinting, linocutting, drypoint etching, screen printing and photo silkscreening. There will be an initial charge of £20.00 payable to the tutor at the first lesson to cover the cost of materials used throughout the 10 week course. 10 Weeks

20/09/2017

WED

19:00

21:00

Lewes Campus

£150

1128/080

10 Weeks

10/01/2018

WED

19:00

21:00

Lewes Campus

£150

1128/290

TEXTILES & JEWELLERY

Fashion Design, Draft, Cut & Construct This course offers the opportunity to choose from two different options: either draft personal toiles for a skirt, trousers, bodice or sleeve; or - using a commercial pattern - plan, mark, cut and construct a garment using a machine or hand couture. Aimed at all levels. 10 Weeks

20/09/2017

WED

10:30

12:30

Archery Youth Centre

£138

0010/010

10 Weeks

10/01/2018

WED

10:30

12:30

Archery Youth Centre

£138

0010/140

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.

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Fashion Workshop This course offers the opportunity to construct an item of clothing using a machine or hand couture. Aimed at all levels. 10 Weeks

20/09/2017

WED

13:00

15:00

Eastbourne Campus

£138

0010/280

10 Weeks

10/01/2018

WED

13:00

15:00

Eastbourne Campus

£138

0010/290

Needles & Wool Club Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Do you know the basics but want to learn more? Come along with your own project and learn in a friendly, relaxed group. If you are complete beginner please bring some aran wool or chunky yarn and knitting needles (minimum 5mm).

Leads to Qualification or Certificate

Leisure Course

5 Weeks

31/10/2017

TUE

18:30

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£45

0010/300

5 Weeks

09/01/2018

TUE

18:30

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£45

0010/310

5 Weeks

20/02/2018

TUE

18:30

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£45

0010/320

Patchwork - A Quilt from Start to Finish Study patchwork and quilting at every stage - from selecting the fabric and using a rotary cutter to putting the quilt together. A different block (pattern) and/or a technique will be covered week by week. This is a course for beginners but can also be used as a refresher course. Please note that it will take one year to make a complete quilt. The tutor will have fabric that you can buy. Tools and equipment will be needed but these can be borrowed in class before you buy your own. 10 Weeks

20/09/2017

WED

10:20

12:20

Eastbourne Campus

£138

5344/030

10 Weeks

10/01/2018

WED

10:20

12:20

Eastbourne Campus

£138

5344/040

8 Weeks

25/04/2018

WED

10:20

12:20

Eastbourne Campus

£110

5344/050

Silver Jewellery Making Design and make your own silver jewellery. There is an additional cost of £10 payable to the tutor at the first session to cover the cost of the silver. All levels of experience are welcome. Interview in Person

10 Weeks

21/09/2017

THU

18:30

21:00

Lewes Campus

£185

0256/100

10 Weeks

11/01/2018

THU

18:30

21:00

Lewes Campus

£185

0256/170

Upholstery Variable Start Date

Access to HE Course

You will gain an understanding of upholstery techniques at a beginners’ level. This course covers basic upholstery skills, including how to recover or re-upholster your own furniture, modern or antique, as well as cutting and stitching techniques. By the end of the course you will have an understanding of basic upholstery. You will need to bring an item of furniture to upholster. A hand-out with additional information will be sent out after enrolment giving details of necessary equipment you need to bring with you. Please phone the college for advice before purchasing any materials for this course. 10 Weeks

19/09/2017

TUE

18:30

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£143

0012/320

10 Weeks

20/09/2017

WED

19:00

21:00

Lewes Campus

£143

0012/050

10 Weeks

21/09/2017

THU

19:00

21:00

Lewes Campus

£143

0012/500

10 Weeks

21/09/2017

THU

18:30

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£143

0012/020

10 Weeks

09/01/2018

TUE

18:30

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£143

0012/270

10 Weeks

10/01/2018

WED

19:00

21:00

Lewes Campus

£143

0012/460

10 Weeks

11/01/2018

THU

18:30

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£143

0012/040

10 Weeks

11/01/2018

THU

19:00

21:00

Lewes Campus

£143

0012/490

8 Weeks

24/04/2018

TUE

18:30

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£115

0012/310

8 Weeks

26/04/2018

THU

18:30

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£115

0012/260

BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT & LAW ACCOUNTING & BOOKKEEPING

Accounting AAT Advanced DIPLOMA Level 3 Follows on from the AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2. This course introduces more complex financial accounting and costing techniques, cash management and the preparation of reports and returns. 36 Weeks

12/09/2017

TUE

09:00

16:00

Newhaven Campus

£2,573

4506/040

Accounting AAT CERTIFICATE Level 2 AAT is the UK’s leading professional body offering skills-based accountancy and finance qualifications, including the Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2. This qualification will prepare you for junior and entry level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration - covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping to basic costing principles and using accounting software. 34 Weeks

19/09/2017

TUE

09:00

14:30

Eastbourne Campus

£835

4505/020

35 Weeks

11/09/2017

MON

09:00

16:00

Newhaven Campus

£835

4505/030

Accounting AAT DIPLOMA Level 3 Follows on from the AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2. This course introduces more complex financial accounting and costing techniques, cash management and the preparation of reports and returns. 36 Weeks

11/09/2017

MON

09:00

16:00

Eastbourne Campus

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.

£2,573

4506/010


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Accounting AAT DIPLOMA Level 4 This is the final year course for students who have achieved the AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 3. Financial and management accounting concepts are further developed at this level, as well as the study of personal and business taxation. 36 Weeks

14/09/2017

THU

09:00

16:00

Eastbourne Campus

£2,573

4509/030

36 Weeks

12/09/2017

TUE

09:00

16:00

Newhaven Campus

£2,573

4509/010

Bookkeeping & Accounts Level 1 Aimed at students with no previous knowledge of bookkeeping, this course teaches you to apply a range of basic bookkeeping techniques including double entry bookkeeping, preparation of simple trading and profit and loss accounts, stock accounts and balance sheets. 17 Weeks

11/09/2017

MON

09:00

11:00

Eastbourne Campus

£102

4515/010

17 Weeks

13/09/2017

WED

18:00

20:00

Newhaven Campus

£102

4515/030

17 Weeks

05/02/2018

MON

09:00

11:00

Eastbourne Campus

£102

4515/020

17 Weeks

30/01/2018

TUE

18:00

20:00

Newhaven Campus

£102

4515/040

Bookkeeping & Accounts Level 2 Following on from Bookkeeping and Accounts Level 1, this course demonstrates how to study day books, three column cash books, adjustments for prepayments, accruals, depreciation, stocktaking, valuation and further final accounts. 17 Weeks

11/09/2017

MON

13:45

15:45

Eastbourne Campus

£103

0652/070

17 Weeks

12/09/2017

TUE

18:00

20:00

Newhaven Campus

£103

0652/090

17 Weeks

05/02/2018

MON

13:45

15:45

Eastbourne Campus

£103

4514/040

17 Weeks

31/01/2018

WED

18:00

20:00

Newhaven Campus

£103

0652/110

Leads to Qualification or Certificate

Leisure Course

Computerised Accounts Level 1 Using Sage software, you will learn to set up and amend new suppliers and customers, create nominal accounts, process receipts and payments, reconcile batch invoices and produce reports to trial balance. You will become familiar with the latest version of an industry standard accounting software package, and will gain an understanding of double entry accounts while becoming familiar with computer software packages. 17 Weeks

11:30

13:00

£102

0859/100

Eastbourne Campus

£102

0859/090

Newhaven Campus

£102

0859/010

£102

0859/020

05/02/2018

MON

Eastbourne Campus

17 Weeks

11/09/2017

MON

11:15

13:15

17 Weeks

13/09/2017

WED

20:00

21:00

17 Weeks

30/01/2018

TUE

20:00

21:00

Newhaven Campus

Interview in Person

Variable Start Date

Computerised Accounts Level 2 Using Sage software, this course will teach you how to process typical transactions from simulated invoices and other documents. You will learn how to set up and amend a new company, new suppliers and customers and then produce supplier, purchase, nominal and trial balance reports. You will become familiar with the latest version of an industry standard accounting software package. 17 Weeks

17:45

Eastbourne Campus

£103

4572/050

16:00

17:30

Eastbourne Campus

£103

4572/040

20:00

21:00

Newhaven Campus

£103

4572/010

21:00

Newhaven Campus

£103

4572/030

04/09/2017

MON

16:15

17 Weeks

11/09/2017

MON

17 Weeks

12/09/2017

TUE

17 Weeks

31/01/2018

WED

20:00

ADMINISTRATION

Admin Skills for the Workplace A very popular course aimed at those who want a change of career or to update existing skills. This qualification has been developed to recognise learners’ understanding of complex administrative functions and activities in an administrator role and has been designed to accredit your achievements in a modern, practical way that is relevant to the work context. During the course, you will learn to produce written business documents, mail handling and telephone technique, functions of an administrator, skills about working in an administration team, verbal communications in business and how to organise meetings. There is also a unit on career planning in administration. Over the weeks your word skills will be developed to meet the demands of a modern business. 1 Year

11/09/2017

4 days

09:00

13:00

Eastbourne Campus

£1,131

3637/010

BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT & LAW

Access to Higher Education - Business Studies Combined with Law You will study a combination of business and law modules, along with core modules which will equip you with skills that are essential for successful completion of this course and for study on a degree level course. Advanced Learner Loans are available to cover the full course cost for students aged 19 and over; upon successful completion of a degree course, the balance of any loan outstanding for the Access to HE Diploma will be written off. 1 Year

12/09/2017

3 days

09:30

15:00

Eastbourne Campus

£3,022

5978/010

1 Year

12/09/2017

TUE/THU

18:00

21:00

Lewes Campus

£3,022

0452/240

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.

Access to HE Course


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Business Foundation Degree You will study eleven core modules that also include the development of transferable skills such as time management, prioritising tasks and assertiveness. These skills are designed to enable you to meet changing circumstances, whether they arise from a shift in your own sphere of employment or from general changes in business practices and the business environment. Course modules include: Understanding Organisations; Business Environment; Accounting for Business; Personal Development Planning; Business Law; Human Resource Management; Business Practice; Professional Practice. 2 Years

25/09/2017

2 days

TBC

TBC

Eastbourne Campus

£7,000

6148/011

£2,573

4548/011

LAW

CILEX Level 3 Diploma As part of this course you will complete five units in a wide range of legal areas including Family, Contract, Criminal and Land Law. 2 Years

12/092017

TUE

17:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

CONSTRUCTION & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Leads to Qualification or Certificate

BRICKWORK

Brickwork for Beginners This practical course provides an introduction to brickwork skills. You will learn how to build a corner, a brick pier and a straight wall and learn to lay a ‘soldier’ course and brick on edge. Please wear old clothes and bring a tape measure, gloves and safety glasses. Steel toe-capped safety boots are essential. 10 Weeks

19/09/2017

TUE

18:30

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£172

0120/320

10 Weeks

09/01/2018

TUE

18:30

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£172

0120/350

8 Weeks

24/04/2018

TUE

18:30

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£138

0120/360

Leisure Course

Interview in Person

CARPENTRY & JOINERY

Wood Occupations Level 3 NVQ Diploma

Variable Start Date

This qualification is for candidates who work or aspire to work as a site carpenter, bench joiner or a shopfitter bench joiner in the construction sector. It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in carpentry and joinery. It covers the following specialist areas: Site carpentry, Bench joinery, Structural post and beam carpentry, Light structural timber framing, Timber frame erection, Timber decks and Cladding. After gaining work experience in the chosen occupational area there are also opportunities to progress into furniture production, occupational work supervision, management or technical support areas. 1 Year

-

09:00

17:00

Eastbourne Campus

£5,421

5313/030

CONSTRUCTION

Construction L1 Award in Health & Safety in the Construction Environment This qualification covers the heath and safety knowledge that is required to gain a CSCS Green Card for access to construction sites in the UK. 1 Day

-

09:00

17:00

GAS (ASSESSMENT & RE-ASSESSMENT)

Eastbourne Campus

£221

5491/020

For more information on any of the Gas courses listed, please contact Sue Underdown on 030 300 38867

GAS BPEC Gas Foundation Qualification BPEC Gas Foundation Core Domestic Safety. 24 Weeks

-

08:30

16:30

Eastbourne Campus

£3,150

5916/010

GAS CCN1 Core Competences Gas Safety Initial Assessment Gas Core Domestic Safety Initial 2 Day Assessment. For people new to the heating industry who have completed a Plumbing NVQ or are currently working with a Gas Safe operative and are capable of completing a Gas Portfolio and training. 2 Days

-

08:30

17:00

Eastbourne Campus

£520

1703/040

£410

1703/030

GAS CCN1 Core Competences Gas Safety Reassessment Core domestic gas safety. 2 Days

-

08:30

17:00

Eastbourne Campus

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.

Access to HE Course


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GAS CENWAT Boilers & Water Heaters Initial Assessment Domestic central heating boilers and water heaters. 1 Day

-

08:30

£225

1703/130

Eastbourne Campus

£180

1703/260

17:00

Eastbourne Campus

£225

1703/100

17:00

Eastbourne Campus

£180

1703/090

£238

1703/220

£225

1703/070

17:00

Eastbourne Campus

GAS CENWAT Boilers & Water Heaters Reassessment Domestic central heating boilers and water heaters. 1 Day

-

08:30

17:00

GAS CKR1 Cookers Initial Assessment Domestic gas cookers. 1 Day Leads to Qualification or Certificate

-

08:30

GAS CKR1 Cookers Reassessment Domestic gas cookers. 1 Day

-

08:30

GAS CPA1 Combustion Performance Analysis Initial Assessment Leisure Course

The use of flue gas analysers on domestic gas appliances. 1 Day

-

08:30

17:00

Eastbourne Campus

GAS DAH1 Ducted Air Heaters Initial Assessment Interview in Person

Domestic gas warm air heaters. 1 Day

-

08:30

17:00

Eastbourne Campus

GAS DAH1 Ducted Air Heaters Reassessment Domestic warm air heaters. Variable Start Date

1 Day

-

08:30

17:00

Eastbourne Campus

£180

1703/050

08:30

17:00

Eastbourne Campus

£175

2233/010

Eastbourne Campus

£225

1703/180

Eastbourne Campus

£180

1703/200

£280

1703/250

Eastbourne Campus

£225

1703/120

Eastbourne Campus

£180

1703/110

Eastbourne Campus

£225

1703/160

GAS Energy Efficiency Energy efficiency of domestic heating and hot water systems. Access to HE Course

1 Hour

-

GAS Gas Meters (MET2) Initial Assessment Domestic gas meters. 1 Day

-

08:30

17:00

GAS Gas Meters (MET2) Reassessment Domestic gas meters. 1 Day

-

08:30

17:00

GAS Gas Training 1 or 2 days A variety of Gas related subjects specific to individuals needs. Available: Domestic Gas Safety, LPG changeover, CPA1 etc. 2 Days

-

08:30

16:30

Eastbourne Campus

GAS HTR1 Fires & Heaters Initial Assessment Domestic gas fires. 1 Day

-

08:30

17:00

GAS HTR1 Fires & Heaters Reassessment Domestic gas fires. 1 Day

-

08:30

17:00

GAS Laundry (LAU1) Initial Assessment Domestic gas fired tumble dryers. 1 Day

-

08:30

17:00

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.


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GAS Laundry (LAU1) Reassessment Domestic gas fired tumble dryers. 1 Day

-

08:30

17:00

Eastbourne Campus

£180

1703/210

GAS LPG Gas Initial Assessment BPEC Assessment for Changeover of Natural Gas to LPG. This course will cover permanent dwellings as well as residential park homes and leisure activity vehicles. 1 Day

-

08:30

17:30

Eastbourne Campus

£340

1703/190

Eastbourne Campus

£180

1703/270

GAS LPG Reassessment Domestic LPG Re-Assessment, to cover residential park homes and leisure activity vehicles. 1 Day

-

08:30

17:00

GAS Unvented Gas Hot Water Systems Training Unvented hot water systems training and assessment. 1 Day

-

08:30

17:00

Eastbourne Campus

£245

1703/150

Leads to Qualification or Certificate

GAS Unvented Hot Water Systems Reassessment Unvented hot water systems reassessment. 1 Day

-

08:30

17:00

Eastbourne Campus

£130

1703/240

17:00

Eastbourne Campus

£245

2232/010

Leisure Course

GAS Water Regulations (BPEC) The Water Regulations (England & Wales). 1 Day

-

08:30

Interview in Person

PLUMBING & HEATING

Plumbing (Evening) Level 2 Diploma

Variable Start Date

This course will give you a basic knowledge of the underpinning principles and industry standards and requirements of Plumbing at Level 2, the entry level to the industry technology. It includes theoretical learning on scientific principles, plumbing theory and health and safety requirements. You will learn the practical skills required to install plumbing systems to recognised standards, and to test those systems. 27 Weeks

03/10/2017

TUE

18:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£1,576

2054/090 Access to HE Course

COUNSELLING AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COUNSELLING

Access to Higher Education: Counselling This pathway is designed for students who wish to progress on to a variety of Counselling degree courses (e.g. Person-Centred Counselling, Psychology with Counselling and Psychoanalytic Studies). This course offers a complete package of Counselling practice, personal development, psychology and academic study skills. This gives our students a thorough preparation for professional training as a counsellor or psychotherapist. Advanced Learner Loans are available to cover the full course cost for students aged 19 and over; upon successful completion of a degree course, the balance of any loan outstanding for the Access to HE Diploma will be written off. 27 Weeks

12/09/2017

3 days

09:30

15:00

Lewes Campus

£3,256

5356/010

Interpersonal Skills Award Level 1 Using key concepts, this course will explore a range of interpersonal and counselling skills. Skills learnt include listening and communication, knowledge of the development of self and an understanding of how prejudices and value judgements impact our everyday life. Open to those 18+ at the course start date. This course is a pre-requisite of the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills. 10 Weeks

12/09/2017

TUE

17:30

21:00

Lewes Campus

£175

4532/030

10 Weeks

13/09/2017

WED

09:30

13:00

Eastbourne Campus

£175

4532/010

10 Weeks

13/09/2017

WED

17:30

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£175

4532/160

10 Weeks

09/01/2018

TUE

17:30

21:00

Lewes Campus

£175

4532/070

10 Weeks

10/01/2018

WED

09:30

13:00

Eastbourne Campus

£175

4532/050

10 Weeks

10/01/2018

WED

17:30

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£175

4532/140

10 Weeks

17/04/2018

TUE

17:30

21:00

Lewes Campus

£175

4532/110

10 Weeks

18/04/2018

WED

17:30

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£175

4532/130

10 Weeks

18/04/2018

WED

09:30

13:00

Eastbourne Campus

£175

4532/170

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.


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Counselling Skills Certificate Level 2 This course explores the application of counselling skills in a range of different settings. Underpinning learning is the Person Centred Approach to Counselling and Therapy which offers participants a challenging and exciting opportunity to practically engage in counselling skills and explore self development. Applicants need to have studied the Interpersonal Skills Level 1 Award or equivalent. The course includes 20 hours of home study and one weekend residential (fees included in total course cost). Courses commencing in January include two Saturday workshops. Open to those 18+ at the course start date. 23 weeks

08/11/2017

WED

13:00

16:30

Eastbourne Campus

£559

4544/010

23 Weeks

09/11/2017

THU

13:00

16:30

Lewes Campus

£559

4544/020

21 Weeks

09/01/2018

TUE

17:30

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£559

4544/030

21 Weeks

09/01/2018

TUE

17:30

21:00

Lewes Campus

£559

4544/040

NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory The Level 3 Award progresses on from the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and follows the same structure of personal development, theory and triad skills practice. This course enables learners to progress to a role in which counselling skills are used. Applicants will need to have achieved a Level 2 qualification in Counselling or a related subject. An application form and interview will be required. The course includes home study and one Saturday workshop. Open to those 18+ at the course start date. For general information contact Babs Troke, Course Leader, babs.troke@sussexdowns.ac.uk or 030 300 38959 and for an application form contact Jane Taylor, Counselling Administrator, jane.taylor@sussexdowns.ac.uk or 030 300 38537. Leads to Qualification or Certificate

Leisure Course

18 weeks

15/11/2017

WED

17:30

21:00

Lewes Campus

POA

6226/010

Introduction to Life Coaching Skills This one-day workshop will help students to appreciate what coaching is and what issues it can address and to know the differences between coaching, counselling and mentoring. You will be introduced to two coaching tools and Identify what skills, knowledge and self-awareness are needed to be an effective coach. Open to those 18+ at the course start date. Please contact Su Orosa at Susannah.orosa@sussexdowns.ac.uk for further details. 1 day

14/10/2017

SAT

10:00

16:00

Eastbourne Campus

£60

6144/010

Life Coaching Studies Certificate Level 3 Interview in Person

This qualification is for candidates who want to take the first step in training to be an independent life coach or who want to use life coaching skills and techniques in a variety of settings and roles in addition to counselling training. This qualification could lead to employment in a broad range of settings including health and social care, human resources, mentoring and support. You must have achieved a Level 2 qualification in a related or complimentary subject, e.g. Counselling Skills. There are two Saturday workshops on 11/11/2017 and 03/03/2018. A high level of commitment is required for this course as each week requires 3-4 hours of home study. Open to those 18+ at the course start date. Please contact Su Orosa for more information and for details about the application process at Susannah.orosa@sussexdowns.ac.uk 22 weeks + 2 Saturdays

Variable Start Date

02/11/2017

THU

17:30

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

POA

6215/010

DANCE & FITNESS DANCE

Access to HE Course

Absolute Beginners Ballroom Dancing Part A The basic steps of the Waltz, Quickstep, Social Foxtrot and Tango in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Partners are not needed. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. 5 Weeks

21/09/2017

THU

19:00

20:00

Christ Church, Seaside

£30

0130/880

5 Weeks

22/02/2018

THU

19:00

20:00

Christ Church, Seaside

£30

0130/970

Absolute Beginners Ballroom Dancing Part B The basic steps of Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba and Jive in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Partners are not needed. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. 5 Weeks

02/11/2017

THU

19:00

20:00

Christ Church, Seaside

£30

0130/980

5 Weeks

26/04/2018

THU

19:00

20:00

Christ Church, Seaside

£30

0130/930

Absolute Beginners Ballroom Dancing Part C Learn the steps of the following sequence dances: the Square Tango, the Rumba One and the Sindy Swing in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Partners are not needed. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. 5 Weeks

11/01/2018

THU

19:00

20:00

Christ Church, Seaside

£30

0130/920

4 Weeks

07/06/2018

THU

19:00

20:00

Christ Church, Seaside

£25

0130/990

Ballroom Dancing - A Few More Steps Part A Use the basic step of the Waltz to learn turns to the right and the left and at a corner. Add to the basic chassées of the quickstep by learning the back step and a corner figure. 5 Weeks

22/02/2018

THU

20:00

21:00

Christ Church, Seaside

£30

0130/950

£30

5977/010

Ballroom Dancing - A Few More Steps Part B Learn a few more steps in Cha Cha Cha, Rumba and Jive. 5 Weeks

26/04/2018

THU

20:00

21:00

Christ Church, Seaside

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.


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Ballroom Dancing - A Few More Steps Part C Learn the steps of the Saunter Together and Cha Cha Cha. 4 Weeks

07/06/2018

THU

20:00

21:00

Christ Church, Seaside

£25

0130/960

£52

5737/040

Zumba for all This Zumba class will help you to build strength, improve motion and posture and socialise. Zumba is a form of aerobic exercise. 5 Weeks

24/04/2018

TUE

18:30

20:00

Eastbourne Campus

ENGINEERING & ELECTRICIAL ELECTRICAL

Electrical Installation (Evening) Level 2 Diploma This course will give you a basic knowledge of the underpinning principles, industry standards and requirements of electrical installation technology. It includes theoretical learning on scientific principles, Electrical Installation theory and health and safety requirements. You will learn the practical skills required to install wiring systems to recognised standards and be able to inspect and test wiring systems. 27 Weeks

17/10/2017

TUE

18:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£1,417

1546/060

Electrical Installation (Evening) Level 3 Diploma This course will give you a basic knowledge of the underpinning principles, industry standards and requirements of electrical installation technology. It includes theoretical learning on scientific principles, Electrical Installation theory and health and safety requirements. You will learn the practical skills required to install wiring systems to recognised standards and be able to inspect and test wiring systems. 27 Weeks

26/09/2017

TUE

18:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£3,345

Leads to Qualification or Certificate

Leisure Course

2426/080

Electrical Installation City & Guilds Level 3, 17th Edition This City & Guilds 2382-15 course is suitable for practising electricians, domestic installers and other allied professionals requiring an understanding of the BS 7671 (17th edition regs). 4 Days

17/11/2017

FRI

08:30

17:00

Eastbourne Campus

£442

0874/130

4 Days

23/02/2018

FRI

08:30

17:00

Eastbourne Campus

£442

0874/120

Interview in Person

Variable Start Date

Electrical PAT (Electricians only) This course provides the training for the inspecting and testing of electrical equipment in the workplace, which is usually referred to as PAT testing. 4 Weeks

10/11/2017

FRI

18:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£320

0906/120

Initial Verification of Electrical Installations

Access to HE Course

One of two courses that have replaced the City & Guilds 2391 Inspection and Testing qualification. The cost given is for a single course only but if you take both courses together it costs just £850 in total. 10 Weeks

26/09/2017

TUE

18:00

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£723

4850/010

Periodic Inspection & Condition Reporting on Electrical Installations The second of two courses that have replaced the City & Guilds 2391 Inspection and Testing qualification. The cost given is for a single course only but if you take both courses together it costs just £850 in total. 4 Weeks

09/01/2018

TUE

18:00

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£239

4852/010

WELDING

Introductory Welding Skills Level 1 Certificate A broad introduction to MIG, TIG and MMA, specialising with a certificate in one of the three disciplines of your choice. 16 Weeks

26/09/2017

TUE

18:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£200

5796/010

32 Weeks

30/01/2018

TUE

18:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£200

5796/020

£525

6135/010

Welding Skills Level 2 Certificate A broad introduction to MIG, TIG and MMA, specialising with a certificate in one of the three disciplines of your choice. 32 Weeks

28/09/2017

THU

18:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.


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Improving Your Creative Writing Improve your creative writing through the series of exercises and activities taught on this course. Look at examples of published writing and explore fiction writing techniques including character development, dialogue, evocative description of place, point of view, character in conflict and good beginnings and endings. Please bring notebook and pen. 10 Weeks

20/09/2017

WED

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£138

0103/880

ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Leads to Qualification or Certificate

Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) Summer Preparation Course This 3.6 week intensive course of 25 hours per week is suitable for students who have an upper intermediate level (B2) of English and who wish to take the Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) exam. The course will help you improve all four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), further develop your vocabulary and grammar and give you an appreciation of informal and formal styles in writing. It is important that your level of English is upper intermediate (B2) before starting this course. Therefore we advise you to take the online English language test available on the Cambridge Exams website before making your application. www.cambridgeenglish.org/test-your-english 4 Weeks

Leisure Course

2 - 26/07/2018

ALL

09:00

14:00

Lewes Campus

£1,050

0717/210

ELP English Language Plus (Eastbourne) English Language Plus is a 15- or 21-hour a week, year-round course, with enrolment most Mondays. It is designed to improve the level of general English for overseas students. You will develop effective communication skills and will be able to take a Cambridge Mainsuite Exam if you wish. You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers. Fees are as follows: 21 hour option - £115 per week if booking less than 12 weeks, £135 per week if booking for 12 or more weeks. 15 hour option - £85 per week if booking less than 12 weeks, £105 pw if booking 12 weeks or more.

Interview in Person

Variable Start Date

35 Weeks

ALL

08:55

Flexible Eastbourne Campus

See above

3246/030

ELP English Language Plus (Lewes) English Language Plus is a 15- or 21-hour a week, year-round course, with enrolment most Mondays. It is designed to improve the level of general English for overseas students. On this course you will improve your general English, work towards an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) exam and study a wide range of options. The General English classes will include sessions on General English, Spoken English, Writing and Vocabulary. Fees are as follows: 21 hour option - £115 per week if booking less than 12 weeks, £135 per week if booking 12 or more weeks. 15 hour option - £85 per week if booking less than 12 weeks, £105 pw if booking 12 weeks or more. 35 Weeks

ALL

08:55

Flexible Lewes Campus

See above

3247/010

One to One English Access to HE Course

The One to One English classes provide an expert language teacher on an individual basis with the course content developed specifically to your individual needs. You can choose from General English, Executive English or Exam Preparation in IELTS, PET, FCE, CAE or BEC. The class is suitable for part-time or full-time students and can be arranged to fit around teaching or work schedules. The number of sessions is flexible to meet your needs and can be combined with English Language Plus classes. 1 Year

Any

Flexible Flexible Lewes Campus

£50 per hr

1307/010

1 Year

Any

Flexible Flexible Eastbourne Campus

£50 per hr

1307/020

ESOL Courses English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses are for adults who are not fluent in English and want to improve their language skills. We offer a range of part-time ESOL courses at every level in the daytime or evening. You will learn with other students who have the same level of English. Our teachers are very experienced and they use the most up-to-date materials and a variety of approaches to make sure that all classes are interesting, motivating and effective. Classes include group, pair and project work and computer-based activities. We run separate Speaking & Listening, Reading and Writing courses. We have six levels: Pre-Entry, Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2. Please see page 12 for more information on the ESOL courses on offer or call 030 300 38784.

MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Cafe French Conversation No books, no homework, no grammar! Just 100% French conversation. Led by a native French speaker. To attend this class it is expected that you will have a reasonable knowledge of spoken French - please ring 030 300 39100 to speak with the tutor if your current skill level is not intermediate/high. 10 Weeks

19/09/2017

TUE

10:00

12:00

Newhaven Campus

£100

1171/980

10 Weeks

20/09/2017

WED

10:00

12:00

Newhaven Campus

£100

1171/970

10 Weeks

09/01/2018

TUE

10:00

12:00

Newhaven Campus

£100

1171/780

10 Weeks

10/01/2018

WED

10:00

12:00

Newhaven Campus

£100

1171/760

8 Weeks

24/04/2018

TUE

10:00

12:00

Newhaven Campus

£80

1171/800

8 Weeks

25/04/2018

WED

10:00

12:00

Newhaven Campus

£80

3681/120

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.


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Leads to Qualification or Certificate

Leisure Course

Interview in Person

Variable Start Date

Access to HE Course

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.


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French Beginners Aimed at complete beginners, this will give you the basics of the language and confidence to speak in everyday situations. During the course we will aim to cover basic topics such as shopping, directions, ordering a meal, booking a room etc. By the end of the course you will be able to speak and understand basic language and grammar. 10 Weeks

19/09/2017

TUE

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£138

1171/680

10 Weeks

19/09/2017

TUE

13:00

15:00

Lewes Campus

£138

1171/330

£198

2373/380

French Improvers You will have the opportunity to revise and consolidate your existing skills and competence with French. 20 Weeks

21/09/2017

THU

19:00

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

French Intermediate Leads to Qualification or Certificate

You will have the opportunity to revise and consolidate your existing skills and competence. You should have already completed the improver course or have the equivalent knowledge of studying the language for at least two years. We will aim to build on current skills, broaden your vocabulary and increase your confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. By the end of the course you will be more confident in speaking and understanding the language. 20 weeks

21/09/2017

THU

13:00

14:30

Lewes Campus

£198

1171/860

French Post Intermediate Leisure Course

Interview in Person

This course offers you the chance to revise and consolidate your existing skills and competence. You will expand your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary by introducing and practicing more complex structures. You will also have the opportunity to improve your speaking and listening skills as well as increasing your reading and writing ability. You should have already completed the intermediate course or have equivalent knowledge of studying the language for at least three years. 20 Weeks

20/09/2017

WED

13:00

14:30

Lewes Campus

£198

1171/950

20 Weeks

21/09/2017

THU

19:00

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£198

2524/400

French Advanced You will cover more complex and specialised language skills to deal with unpredictable situations. By the end of the course you will be able to communicate with greater accuracy, knowledge and fluency on a wider range of topics. You should have studied the language for at least four years or have equivalent experience such as AS level grade B or above. 20 Weeks

Variable Start Date

20/09/2017

WED

19:00

20:30

Lewes Campus

£198

1171/990

German Beginners Aimed at complete beginners, this will give you the basics of the language and confidence to speak in everyday situations. During the course we will aim to cover basic topics such as shopping, directions, ordering a meal, booking a room etc. 10 Weeks

Access to HE Course

19/09/2017

TUE

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£138

3009/390

German Beginners Continuation Aimed at students who have completed the first 10-week course, it builds on the basic knowledge acquired previously by improving your understanding in a variety of practical situations. 10 Weeks

09/01/2018

TUE

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£138

3009/420

Italian Beginners Aimed at complete beginners, this will give you the basics of the language and confidence to speak in everyday situations. During the course we will cover basic topics such as shopping, directions, ordering a meal, booking a room etc. By the end of the course you will be able to speak and understand basic language and grammar. 10 Weeks

21/09/2017

THU

12:00

13:30

Lewes Campus

£104

1155/280

10 Weeks

20/09/2017

WED

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£138

2526/560

10 Weeks

22/09/2017

FRI

13:30

15:00

Eastbourne Campus

£104

2526/760

Italian Improvers You will have the opportunity to revise and consolidate your existing skills and competence. It is for students who have completed a beginners course or who have studied the language for approximately one year. We will aim to build and extend on the basic skills acquired previously. By the end of the course you will be able to communicate more confidently on a wider range of topics. 20 Weeks

21/09/2017

THU

13:30

15:00

Lewes Campus

£198

1155/600

20 Weeks

22/09/2017

FRI

09:30

11:00

Eastbourne Campus

£198

2526/770

Italian Lower Intermediate You will have the opportunity to revise and consolidate your existing skills and competence. You should have already completed the improver course or have the equivalent knowledge of studying the language for at least two years. We will aim to build on current skills, broaden your vocabulary and increase your confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. By the end of the course you will be more confident in speaking and understanding the language. 20 Weeks

22/09/2017

FRI

11:15

12:45

Eastbourne Campus

£198

2526/870

Italian Intermediate With this course you will have the opportunity to revise and consolidate your existing skills and competence. You should have already completed the improvers’ course or have the equivalent knowledge of studying the language for at least two years. 20 Weeks

19/09/2017

TUE

19:00

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.

£198

2526/940


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Italian Higher Intermediate You will expand your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary by introducing and practicing more complex structures. You will also have the opportunity to improve your speaking and listening skills as well as increase your reading and writing ability. You should have already completed the intermediate course or have equivalent knowledge of studying the language for at least three years. 20 Weeks

21/09/2017

THU

11:15

12:45

Eastbourne Campus

£198

2526/880

Italian Advanced You will cover more complex and specialised language to deal with unpredictable situations. By the end of the course you will be able to communicate with greater accuracy, knowledge and fluency on a wider range of topics. You should have studied the language for at least four years or have equivalent experience such as AS level grade B or above. 20 Weeks

21/09/2017

THU

09:30

11:00

Eastbourne Campus

£198

2526/860

Japanese Beginners We will learn the basics of the language and Japanese alphabet HIRAGANA and gain confidence to speak in everyday situations. We will cover basic topics such as greetings, shopping, directions, ordering a meal, booking a room and more. By the end of the course you will be able to speak and understand basic language and grammar. 10 Weeks

10/01/2018

WED

18:00

20:00

Lewes Campus

£138

2527/610

10 Weeks

21/09/2017

THU

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£138

2527/670

Leads to Qualification or Certificate

£198

2527/680

Leisure Course

Japanese Intermediate This course will give you the opportunity to revise and consolidate your existing skills and competence in Japanese. 20 Weeks

19/09/2017

TUE

19:00

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

Modern Mandarin Beginners Aimed at complete beginners, you will learn the basics of the language and confidence to speak in everyday situations. During the course we will aim to cover basic topics such as shopping, directions, ordering a meal and booking a room, etc. By the end of the course you will be able to speak and understand basic language and grammar. 10 Weeks

21/09/2017

THU

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£138

2620/120

Interview in Person

Spanish Beginners This Spanish course will give you the basics of the language and the confidence to speak in everyday situations. 10 Weeks

19/09/2017

THU

19:00

21:00

Lewes Campus

£138

4521/220

10 Weeks

20/09/2017

WED

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£138

4521/210

Variable Start Date

Spanish Improvers You will have the opportunity to revise and consolidate your existing skills and competence. This is for students who have completed a beginner course or who have studied the language for approximately one year. We will aim to build and extend on the basic skills acquired previously. By the end of the course you will be able to communicate more confidently on a wider range of topics. 20 Weeks

19/09/2017

TUE

19:00

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£198

2525/450

Eastbourne Campus

£198

1156/850

Spanish Intermediate This course offers you the chance to revise and consolidate your existing skills and competence. 20 Weeks

21/09/2017

THU

19:00

20:30

SIGN LANGUAGE

British Sign Language Level 1 This course aims to enable students to communicate with deaf people about familiar day-to-day topics and activities. It is for students with little or no knowledge of British Sign Language and aims to cover understanding as well as how to use a limited range of simple words and sentences. Learners will take part in simple, predictable conversations, and give and follow simple directions or instructions to their class mates. By the end of the course you will be able to give and follow familiar statements or descriptions and be able to communicate using BSL at a basic level. Please bring a pen and paper. 29 Weeks

21/09/2017

THU

18:30

20:45

Eastbourne Campus

£315

0879/160

FLORISTRY

Bridal Flowers If you are planning a wedding on a budget, or would just like to further improve your floristry skills, then this one-day course will be perfect for you. 1 Day

05/02/2018

MON

09:30

14:30

Eastbourne Campus

£80

5892/050

1 Day

12/03/2018

MON

09:30

14:30

Eastbourne Campus

£80

5892/060

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.

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Christmas Flowers If you have ever wanted to learn how to create beautiful seasonal designs for around the home in a relaxed and friendly environment, then come along to this one-day workshop. 1 Day

20/11/2017

MON

09:30

14:30

Eastbourne Campus

£80

5892/040

Floristry - Beginners Perfect for people who want to get a taste of floristry. This 10-week evening course is aimed at beginners. You will understand how to care for and condition flowers and then go on to create a range of beautiful floral designs to include hand-tied bouquets, buttonholes, centre pieces, sympathy and wedding flowers. Students will need to provide their own materials at an estimated cost of £10-£15 per week. 10 Weeks

19/09/2017

TUE

18:15

20:45

Eastbourne Campus

£185

5892/100

Floristry - Improvers The course will look at how to move your floral displays from the basics onto the next level. This 10-week course is suitable for people with some prior knowledge of floristry or a continuation of the beginners floristry course. You will be taught a variety of techniques and be given time to practise what is learnt, honing your skills and experimenting with ideas and designs. You will cover a range of floral designs using traditional and contemporary methods at a higher skill level. Students will need to provide their own materials at an estimated cost of £10-£15 per week. Leads to Qualification or Certificate

5 Weeks

09/01/2018

TUE

18:15

20:45

Eastbourne Campus

£93

5892/090

Floristry - Introduction to Wedding Designs This 8 week course is ideal if you are interested in floristry and want to further your skills to produce wedding designs including traditional hand-tied bouquets and contemporary arrangements. The course is designed to be fun and flexible to accommodate your specific interests. You will learn how to combine flowers and colours together using simple techniques to help create beautiful floral designs. Students will need to provide their own materials at an estimated cost of £10-£15 per week. Tutor: Sue Macleod-Nice

Leisure Course

8 Weeks

24/04/2018

TUE

18:15

20:45

Eastbourne Campus

£150

5892/110

Floristry - Improvers Part 2 Interview in Person

Further progression for those completing the first five weeks. This course is designed to accelerate your floral displays from basic to the next level. This 10-week course is suitable for people with some prior knowledge of floristry or as a continuation of the beginners floristry course. You will be taught a variety of techniques and be given time to practise what is learnt, honing your skills and experimenting with ideas and designs. You will cover a range of floral designs using traditional and contemporary methods at a higher skill level. Students will need to provide their own materials at an estimated cost of £10-£15 per week. 5 Weeks

Variable Start Date

20/02/2018

TUE

18:15

20:45

Eastbourne Campus

£93

5892/120

HAIR, BEAUTY & COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES BEAUTY THERAPY

Airbrush Make Up Access to HE Course

This hands-on, intensive training day introduces professional airbrush makeup techniques for the face. It is aimed at those with a make-up qualification, either experienced make-up artists or those intending to work in make-up for special occasions, photographic, film, TV, theatre and fashion industries. Air brush make up gives a natural, perfect, flawless and long lasting look which is why it is must for major celebrities, fashion models, brides and other TV or photographic work. It gives an all day, flawless coverage without smearing, running, fading or caking. Plus, it’s water resistant! It is also the fastest and the most hygienic method of applying make-up. 1 Day

05/12/2017

TUE

09:30

14:30

Eastbourne Campus

£110

5896/010

Beauty Specialist Techniques Certificate Level 2 This is a fast track one-year course consisting of one night per week during term time. This vocational qualification is most suited to learners who wish to pursue a career in the beauty therapy industry. You will develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to provide facial skincare, eyelash and brow treatments; apply makeup and give manicure and pedicure treatments. You will also be required to carry out client consultations that comply with health and safety requirements in the salon. You will be assessed through observations, assignments and short written papers. Evolve Training Studios, the College’s on-site salons, operate a realistic working environment and a dress code that must be adhered to. 1 Year

26/09/2017

TUE

17:30

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£980

4609/040

1 Year

28/09/2017

THU

17:30

20:30

Lewes Campus

£980

4609/020

Beauty Therapy Studies (Massage) Level 3 Certificate The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Beauty Therapy Studies (massage) has been designed to develop your practical beauty therapy skills in massage. You will develop knowledge and skills in: Health and Safety, Client Care and Communication, Body Massage, Stone Therapy, Indian Head Massage and Body Massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils. You will also develop sound theoretical knowledge and understanding to underpin all the practical skills gained throughout this qualification. TUE

17:30

21:00

Lewes Campus

£1,645

5619/010

26/09/2017

TUE

17:30

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£1,645

5619/020

28/09/2017

THU

17:30

20:30

Lewes Campus

£1,645

5619/030

1 Year

28/09/2017

1 Year 1 Year

Spray Tanning This hands-on, intensive training day introduces professional spray-tanning techniques. Spray tanning is a form of self tanning (or sunless tanning) where a fine mist is sprayed onto the body. This mist has an ingredient in it called Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) that interacts with your own skin’s chemistry to turn it tan, or bronze. It gives a natural colour without the harmful rays of the sun. 1 Day

13/03/2018

TUE

09:30

14:30

Eastbourne Campus

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.

£110

6106/010


- 31 COMPLEMENTARY THERAPY & HEALTHCARE

Complementary Healthcare Foundation Degree (FdSc) The programme runs over two days per week over the course of two years. It includes a weekly clinic to practise your skills in a clinical setting at the Evolve Salons on campus. The program will focus on three main therapies: Body Massage, Reflexology and Aromatherapy. You will also study a variety of subjects to support your work as a complementary therapist including nutrition, business, and professional practice. In the second year there is a 50-hour work placement based in a healthcare setting. This course will run on Tuesdays, 9am - 5pm and Thursdays, 9am - 8pm. 2 Years

26/09/2017

2 days

09:00

20:00

Lewes Campus

£7,000

2702/011

Complementary Healthcare Foundation Degree Science (FdSc) Year 2 The programme runs over two days per week (Tuesday 9am–5pm and Thursday 9am–9pm). It includes a weekly clinic to practise your skills in a clinical setting at the Evolve Salons. The program will focus on three main therapies: Body Massage, Reflexology and Aromatherapy. You will also study a variety of subjects to support your work as a complementary therapist including nutrition, business, and professional practice. In the second year there is a 50-hour work placement based in a healthcare setting. This course will run on Tuesdays, 9am - 5pm and Thursdays, 9am - 8pm. 2 Years

26/09/2017

2 days

09:00

20:00

Lewes Campus

£7,000

2702/012

Indian Head & Shoulder Massage Indian Head Massage offers an instant de-stressing programme for the entire body. We will cover the history of Indian Head Massage and its benefits and effects, massage procedures and techniques on upper back and shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp and face. We will be carrying out treatment on others in the group and receiving treatment from others. Indian Head Massage is enjoyable to give and receive. Please wear a loose, comfortable short sleeve cotton top such as a round neck t-shirt or polo shirt; do not wear jewellery during the practical sessions. Please bring water to drink. 5 Weeks

22/02/2018

THU

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£54

3587/150

5 Weeks

26/04/2018

THU

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£54

3587/160

Leads to Qualification or Certificate

Leisure Course

Introduction to Meditation This 8 week programme aims to develop an understanding of how meditative practices can enhance our everyday living and bring an increased awareness of “who I am“ to the individual. Various meditative practices will be explored (including mindfulness and movement) and used as well as ideas on how to incorporate these practices into a busy schedule. No previous experience necessary, just the willingness to accept who you are! 8 Weeks

21/09/2017

THU

18:30

20:00

Eastbourne Campus

£84

5764/010

Interview in Person

Pilates Pilates is a unique form of exercise therapy. It is a method of controlled movements, which should look and feel like a workout (not a therapy) when properly manifested. If practised with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength, and develops control and endurance throughout the entire body. 5 Weeks

30/10/2017

MON

16:00

17:00

Eastbourne Campus

£32

3487/190

5 Weeks

19/02/2018

MON

16:00

17:00

Eastbourne Campus

£32

3487/180

Reiki 1 Reiki (universal energy) is a gentle healing discovered in 1922 by the Japanese master Mikao Usui and passed down as a lineage from master to student. This course will cover the history, how to run and use Reiki for healing. You will receive the attunements as well as the lineage. Reiki 1 is mainly for self healing but you can use the energy on your pets, plants or home. You can run energy for others but not as a Reiki practitioner. Please bring a pillow and a blanket. Tutor: Julie Van Dungey. 5 Weeks

11/01/2018

THU

18:30

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£70

5331/010

Reiki 2 Reiki is a Japanese energy tool for self-development which can also be used to aid healing in ourselves and others. At the First Degree ( Reiki 1 ) the individual is “tuned into” the Reiki energy. With the Reiki Second Degree ( Reiki 2) use of this Universal Energy is developed furtherto include others in our practice. At this level you can work as a Reiki Practitioner. Lessons will include basic business planning as well as introducing further tools for your “developmental toolbox”. A pre-requisite for these classes is Reiki 1 and you will be expected to maintain a self-development journal. 5 Weeks

26/04/2018

THU

18:30

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£70

5331/020

Yoga This is a yoga class for all levels of ability. Those with some experience in yoga will be able to expand their practice, while beginners will learn basic routines. 10 Weeks

19/09/2017

TUE

18:30

20:00

Eastbourne Campus

£104

0068/650

10 Weeks

09/01/2018

TUE

18:30

20:00

Eastbourne Campus

£104

0068/640

HAIRDRESSING

Advanced Cutting Qualified hairdressers develop and enhance your cutting skills by enrolling on the advanced cutting course. You will refresh your previous knowledge and gain skills in disconnection and asymmetric styles. Learn texturizing techniques and how to personalise all your haircuts. 3 Weeks

07/11/2017

TUE

09:30

13:30

Eastbourne Campus

£240

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.

5893/010

Variable Start Date

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Barbering Level 3 Certificate The Level 3 Certificate in Barbering is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills to an advanced level through a variety of techniques in the following units: creatively cutting men’s hair and the intricate specialist work of cutting facial hair. This inspirational course is for qualified hairdressers who wish to extend their services to include cutting male hair and facial hair. It provides the perfect update for both newly qualified and experienced hairdressers. 15 Weeks

16/01/2018

TUE

17:30

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£985

6133/020

15 Weeks

18/01/2018

THU

17:30

20:30

Lewes Campus

£985

6133/010

£260

5602/010

Colour Refresher This exciting course is for stylists who wish to refresh and enhance the colouring skills they have already acquired. 3 Weeks

16/01/2018

TUE

09:30

13:30

Eastbourne Campus

Cutting Men’s Hair This is a short four-week inspirational course, designed to introduce you to basic cutting techniques for men’s hair. It is for qualified hairdressers who wish to extend their services to include male cutting. It provides the perfect update for both newly qualified and experienced hairdressers. 4 Weeks

20/02/2018

TUE

17:30

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£240

5603/010

Salon Management Level 4

Leads to Qualification or Certificate

This Diploma in Salon Management is an advanced qualification that has been specifically designed for existing or aspiring salon managers. It is delivered over several months with a mixture of direct study and taught sessions. Students will be expected to research, monitor and recommend improvements to all aspects of a/their business. 8 Weeks

Flexible

10:00

13:00

Eastbourne Campus

£3,345

5740/020

Leisure Course

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE Interview in Person

Access to Higher Education Diploma: Nursing & Health Care Professions On this course you will study units including biological sciences and social sciences. It will prepare you for a range of healthcare courses including Nursing and Midwifery. Advanced Learner Loans are available to cover the full course cost for students aged 19 and over; upon successful completion of a degree course, the balance of any loan outstanding for the Access to HE Diploma will be written off. 1 Year

12/09/2017

3 days

09:30

15:00

Lewes Campus

£3,384

0452/050

1 Year

04/09/2017

3 days

09:30

15:00

Eastbourne Campus

£3,384

0453/010

Variable Start Date

Access to Higher Education Diploma: Social Work On this course you will study Social Sciences as well as undertake a social work placement. It will prepare you for a degree in social work and related subjects at University. Advanced Learner Loans are available to cover the full course cost for students aged 19 and over; upon successful completion of a degree course, the balance of any loan outstanding for the Access to HE Diploma will be written off. 1 Year

12/09/2017

3 days

09:30

15:00

Lewes Campus

£3,022

0452/040

Access To Higher Education Diploma: Medical Sciences On this course you will study units in Biology, Psychology and Research. It will prepare you for health-related degrees that have a strong science basis like Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Dietetics and Paramedic Science. 1 Year

13/09/2017

3 days

09:30

15:00

Lewes Campus

£3,384

0452/220

HNC in Health & Social Care This qualification is a BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Health and Social Care Engineering. This 2-year course starts with the HNC and progresses onto the HND (Level 5) in health and social care. It is ideal for those in employment who have the support of their employers to attend for two days per week. On this course you will continue to develop your knowledge of a specific range of care subjects and units including: Communication in Health and Social Care, Health and Safety in Health and Social Care, Personal Values in Health and Social Care, Safeguarding and Sociology & Social Policy. 1 Year

12/09/2017

2 days

10:00

16:30

Lewes Campus

£5,900

5748/010

HND in Health & Social Care Mandatory core units include Communicating in Health and Social Care, Organisations’ Principles of Health and Social Care Practice, Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace, Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care, Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care. Optional units include: Social Policy, The Sociological Context of Health and Social Care, Empowering Users of Health and Social Care Services, Safeguarding in Health and Social Care, The Role of Public Health in Health and Social Care, and will be chosen in line with the student cohort. 1 Year

03/10/2017

THU

12:00

20:00

Lewes Campus

£5,000

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.

5749/020

Access to HE Course


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Breads & Baking You will make fabulous handmade bread to take home. You don’t need a bread machine just this course that shows you how to make Italian focaccia, cheese garlic bread, grissini Italian breadsticks, buns, sundried rolls, fougasse, Viennese whirls, Roquefort loaf and lots more. Good practical help with lots of useful tips. Approximate costs of ingredients to buy will be £4-£6 per week. Please bring an apron, dish cloth and tea towel to each session. 5 Weeks

26/04/2018

THU

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£81

1133/620

Easter Baking This course covers bakes like cheesy hot cross bus, cinnamon Nutella cheesecake, triple chocolate cookies, spiced fruit loaf, simnel spiced loaf, star anise biscuits, chocca mocca caramel cake, lemon pudding, simnel cake, St Clement’s pie, marzipan and lots more. Approximate costs of ingredients to buy will be £8-£12 per week. Please bring an apron, dish cloth and tea towel to each session. Leads to Qualification or Certificate

5 Weeks

22/02/2018

THU

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£81

1133/660

Introduction to Bread Making Candidates will enjoy acquiring knowledge and practical skills to be able to prepare a basic dough, wholemeal bread, ciabatta, focaccia, and experiment with gluten-free recipes. Learn scaling and moulding of bread. Understand the difference between fresh and dried yeast and the types of flours for different types of bread.

Leisure Course

1 Month

03/10/2017

TUE

16:30

19:30

Eastbourne Campus

£135

1133/670

1 Month

31/10/2017

TUE

16:30

19:30

Eastbourne Campus

£135

1133/680

1 Month

21/11/2017

TUE

16:30

19:30

Eastbourne Campus

£135

1133/690

Sweet Baking Interview in Person

Learn how to make choux pastry, chocolate and orange brownies, coconut carrot slices, Viennese whirls, Morello cherry and almond traybake, shortbread, sticky toffee pudding, classic cherry bakewell tart with chocolate, hazelnut biscuits, alfajores and lots more. The approximate cost of ingredients to buy will be £6-£8 per week. Please bring an apron, tea towel and dish cloth to each session. 5 Weeks

Variable Start Date

11/01/2018

THU

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£81

1072/050

COOKERY

Chocolatier Skills Access to HE Course

Enjoy acquiring knowledge on the history and production of chocolate. The practical skills will range from tempering, chocolate moulding, producing handmade truffles, chocolates and decorative items to igniting your own creativity. An opportunity to experience with a friend or meet other chocoholics and share ideas that can be developed and tested within the course. 1 Month

05/09/2017

TUE

17:30

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£135

6043/010

1 Month

14/11/2017

TUE

17:30

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£135

6043/030

1 Month

06/03/2018

TUE

17:30

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£135

6043/040

Christmas Desserts You will make marzipan Eccles tarts, Christmas morning spiced bread, Mississippi Mud pie or Lebkuchen. Delicious mince pies, chocolate fondant, mincemeat samosas, Chelsea buns, semifreddo, panettone and lemon tiramisu or praline al coco and lots more. Approximate costs of ingredients to buy will be £6-£8 per week. Please bring an apron, dish cloth and tea towel to each session. 5 Weeks

02/11/2017

THU

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£81

1133/370

Classic Italian Cooking From Tuscany to Sicily – of course we do handmade pasta as well as biscotti, risotto primavera, Tuscan bean soup, focaccia, tiramisu, Torrone Molle, gnocchi and not a pizza in sight. Approximate costs of ingredients to buy will be £8-£12 per week. Please bring an apron, dish cloth and tea towel to each session. 5 Weeks

31/10/2017

TUE

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£81

3147/180

4 Weeks

06/06/2018

WED

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£62

3147/190

Curry & Spice 1 The first part of our course for curry enthusiasts – each week we will make a main meal plus accompaniments. Dishes include: Green Chicken Curry, Lamb Tagine, Kashmiri Chicken, Samosas, Koftas, Thai Fish Cakes and lots more. Approximate costs of ingredients to buy will be £8-£12 per week. Please bring an apron, dish cloth and tea towel to each session. 5 Weeks

10/01/2018

WED

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£81

1133/540

Curry & Spice 2 Another batch of curries to excite your taste buds – Beef rendang, Pork satay, Paneer in chilli tomato sauce, Thai red prawn curry, Lamb samosas, Singapore chicken and lots more. Approximate costs of ingredients to buy will be £8-£12 per week. Please bring an apron, dish cloth and tea towel to each session. 5 Weeks

09/01/2018

TUE

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.

£81

1133/460


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Dinner Party Desserts This course features party desserts: Panna Cota with Chantilly cream and creme anglaise, gypsy tart and semifreddo, chocolate fondant, ricotta cheesecake, raspberry coulis, St Clement’s or lemon posset, Saxe Weimar pudding with scrummy chocolate sauce. We will also teach you how to make crème a la careme and millefeuilles with crème patisserie and raspberries Îles flottantes. It will also teach you tricks and techniques for stunning presentation. Approximate costs of ingredients to buy will be £6-£8 per week. Please bring an apron, dish cloth and tea towel to each session. 5 Weeks

21/09/2017

THU

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£81

1133/420

Everyday Meals 1 Working all day and fed up with ready meals? Each week we will cook two main meals. That’s two evening suppers sorted! Dishes include: Lamb Casserole, Chicken Korma, Bolognaise, Fish Pie, Salmon in Pastry, Chicken Tagine and Spicy Meatballs. Work in a fun atmosphere with a friendly, helpful teacher. Approximate costs of ingredients to buy will be £8-£10 per week. Please bring an apron, dish cloth and tea towel to each session. 5 Weeks

01/11/2017

WED

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£81

3632/060

Everyday Meals 2 The second part of our Everyday Meals course with another selection of tasty suppers: Chicken Casserole, Spinach and Bacon Quiche, Shepherd’s pie, Braised steak with onions, Moroccan Lamb and Pork chops with apple. Work in a fun atmosphere with a friendly helpful teacher. Approximate costs of ingredients to buy will be £8-£12 per week. Please bring an apron, dish cloth and tea towel to each session. 5 Weeks

19/09/2017

TUE

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£81

3632/080

Leads to Qualification or Certificate

Fish & Seafood 1 Make even more of our local bounty! Be more adventurous with what you choose and how you cook it. We will be making a crab tart and fragrant fish stew as well as tackling fish such as hake, gurnard and squid. Plus a session on smoking fish. The approximate cost of ingredients to buy will be £8-£12 per week. Please bring an apron, tea towel and dish cloth to each session. 5 Weeks

25/04/2018

WED

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£81

1133/400

Leisure Course

Fish & Seafood 2 Make even more of our local bounty! Be more adventurous with what you choose and how you cook it. We will be making a crab tart and fragrant fish stew as well as tackling fish such as hake, gurnard and squid. Plus a session on smoking fish. The approximate cost of ingredients to buy will be £8-£12 per week. Please bring an apron, tea towel and dish cloth to each session. 5 Weeks

20/02/2018

TUE

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£81

1133/640

Interview in Person

French Cooking Are you fed up with fast food, bland food and ready meals and would like to get creative in the kitchen and experiment with new flavours, then this course is for you. Rural French cooking at its best. We’ll cover four regions - the South West, Alsace, Provence and Normandy. Cook classic cassoulet, chicken with apples and calvados, provençal fish soup, rillettes of duck, onion tart, Pâté de Campagne and more. Approximate costs of ingredients to buy will be £8-£12 per week. Please bring an apron, dish cloth and tea towel to each session. 5 Weeks

20/09/2017

WED

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£81

1133/560

4 Weeks

24/04/2018

TUE

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£62

1133/630

Summer Puddings

Access to HE Course

Learn how to make beautiful summer puddings like strawberry soufflé, coffee parfait, chocolate marquise, Key lime pie, lemon tiramisu. No-churn ice cream, lime semifreddo cheesecake, classic apple Tarte Tatin, Sundae, gooseberry fool and lots more! Approximate costs of ingredients to buy will be £5-£7 per week. Please bring an apron, dish cloth and tea towel to each session. 4 Weeks

07/06/2018

THU

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£62

1133/650

Vegetarian Gourmet 1 You don’t need to be a vegetarian to enjoy meat free meals. Learn interesting and tasty vegetarian dishes for discerning people. Learn how to get wonderful flavours into your dishes with stuffed butternut squash, leek and tarragon quiche, tagine of sweet potatoes and more. You will get lots of useful ideas, practical tips and inspiration. The cost of ingredients will be approximately £6-£10 per week. Please bring an apron, dish cloth and tea towel to each lesson. 5 Weeks

21/02/2018

WED

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£81

0045/240

Vegetarian Gourmet 2 The second part of our vegetarian course includes twice baked cheese soufflés, mushroom pancakes, spinach and cheese cannelloni, savoury bread and butter pudding, sweetcorn fritters with avocado salsa. The cost of ingredients will be approximately £6-£10 per week. Please bring an apron, dish cloth and tea towel. Please note, course content may change due to unforeseen circumstances, please contact the college for more info near the time. 4 Weeks

05/06/2018

Variable Start Date

TUE

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.

£62

0045/230


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Sugar Craft & Cake Decorating For beginners or for those with more experience, you will learn or improve sugar craft and cake decorating techniques through demonstration, hands on experience, individual and group learning in a friendly and supportive class. During the course we will aim to use both sugar paste and Royal icing to improve such skills as cake covering, piping, modelling and making flowers and decorations for cakes. There is a continuation course in the spring/summer. By the end of the course you will be able to decorate a celebration or novelty cake. The first class is demonstration only. Please bring an apron, dish/tea cloth notebook and pen. You will need to supply your own materials. The class is mixed ability so students are able to learn at their own level.

Leads to Qualification or Certificate

Leisure Course

Interview in Person

8 Weeks

19/09/2017

TUE

18:45

20:45

Eastbourne Campus

£105

0042/010

8 Weeks

20/09/2017

WED

18:45

20:45

Eastbourne Campus

£105

0042/070

3 Weeks

06/03/2018

TUE

18:45

20:45

Eastbourne Campus

£40

0042/020

3 Weeks

07/03/2018

WED

18:45

20:45

Eastbourne Campus

£40

0042/600

5 Weeks

24/04/2018

TUE

18:45

20:45

Eastbourne Campus

£66

0042/580

5 Weeks

25/04/2018

WED

18:45

20:45

Eastbourne Campus

£66

0042/590

HOSPITALITY

Barista Skills Level 2 Award Candidates will acquire knowledge about the full range of products required to successfully demonstrate Barista skills. Explore the origin of products and the processes drinks go through, from the growing of beans to the to final presentation of a finished beverage. 15 Hours

03/10/2017

TUE

16:30

15 Hours

20/02/2018

TUE

15 Hours

12/06/2018

TUE

4114/090

19:30

Eastbourne Campus

£114

16:30

19:30

Eastbourne Campus

£114

4114/070

17:30

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£114

4114/080

HUMANITIES Variable Start Date

Access to Higher Education Diploma: Humanities Combined with Social Science This course will prepare you for a range of degrees in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences including English, History, Law, Psychology, Sociology and many more. Advanced Learner Loans are available to cover the full course cost for students aged 19 and over; upon successful completion of a degree course, the balance of any loan outstanding for the Access to HE Diploma will be written off.

Access to HE Course

1 Year

12/09/2017

3 days

09:30

15:00

Lewes Campus

£3,022

0452/170

1 Year

12/09/2017

3 days

18:00

21:00

Lewes Campus

£3,022

0452/210

1 Year

12/09/2017

3 days

09:30

15:00

Eastbourne Campus

£3,022

0450/010

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Beginners IT Ideal for people of any age who have never touched a computer before and would like to know the basics. We will cover switching the computer on/off, accessing programmes such as Word and the use of toolbars, menus, icons and de-mystifying jargon. We will learn how to get on-line, basic navigating and searching, sending and replying to emails and effective use of the Internet. 10 Weeks

18/09/2017

MON

12:15

13:45

Eastbourne Campus

£99

2359/970

10 Weeks

08/01/2018

MON

12:15

13:45

Eastbourne Campus

£99

2359/990

MEDIA AND DIGITAL MEDIA

Digital Media Design Foundation Degree Year 1 Whether you have an interest in digital sound or video, website design, digital image manipulation, digital illustration, motion graphics, animation techniques, or interactive design, this course offers an exciting and dynamic range of skill development, covering both the creative and technical aspects of digital media design. The emphasis is on developing ideas and acquiring skills. You will learn to find innovative solutions to complex problems, gain confidence in handling a wide range of software, become effective team workers and creative designers, skilled in presenting yourself and your ideas. You will develop conceptual, analytical, technical and design skills required by the industry. The course is Mac based. 2 Years

18/09/2017

2 Days

09:00

17:00

Lewes Campus

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.

£7,500

2499/021


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Fabrication & Welding Practice Level 1 Certificate This course will introduce you to basic procedures involved in welding, using Metal Arc Gas shielded welding, Fabrication techniques in sheet metal and engineering drawings and materials. Safe practices and health and safety requirements are all part of the course. You will need safety boots and overalls for this course. On this course you will build a portfolio of completed task/assessments which provide evidence for certification of the qualification. 30 Weeks

26/09/2017

TUE

18:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£200

5793/010

Fabrication & Welding Practice Level 2 Certificate This course will develop your welding skills to intermediate level using Metal Arc Gas shielded welding, Fabrication techniques in sheet metal and engineering drawings and materials. Safe practices and health and safety requirements are all part of the course. You will need safety boots and overalls for this course. On this course you will build a portfolio of completed task/assessments which provide evidence for certification of the qualification. 96 Hours Leads to Qualification or Certificate

03/10/2017

TUE

18:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£723

5794/010

MUSIC

Guitar for Absolute Beginners Leisure Course

Interview in Person

This course is for those who want to learn acoustic guitar and have no previous experience at all. It is literally for absolute beginners. You don’t need any guitar knowledge at all. All you need is a guitar, a tuner and a desire and commitment to learn. You will learn with others how to play the sort of songs that you can sing along to around the proverbial campfire, as well as learn the basics of guitar theory that will enable you to learn further and grow as a guitarist. Fed up with trying to learn on your own? Come along and learn the basics that will put you on the right road to competent guitar playing. 10 Weeks

20/09/2017

WED

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£97

0126/110

8 Weeks

25/04/2018

WED

19:00

21:00

Eastbourne Campus

£77

0126/170

PREPARATION FOR LIFE & WORK Variable Start Date

Access to HE Course

Pre-Access Course This course has been designed for students who are returning to education after a number of years and who wish to refresh the skills that are vital to study at all levels. The course is suitable for students who wish to progress on to studying in September (whether that study is GCSEs, Access or another course) as well as for those who may simply wish to improve their skills and confidence. On the course you will work on your IT skills, your presentation skills and your writing skills as well as considering what else you need to achieve in order to meet your next goal. This course will run for 6 weeks and there are places available at Lewes and Eastbourne: Lewes Campus - Mondays from the 6th of June to the 10th of July, Eastbourne Campus - Fridays from the 9th of June to the 14th of July. There may be help with the fees for people on certain benefits or low incomes. Some students can also get help with travel expenses and childcare. Please talk to our admissions team about financial help. There is no interview or assessment for these courses, just contact Eileen Fenner (Eileen.Fenner@sussexdowns.ac.uk) about the Lewes course and Jackie Coles (Jackie.Coles@sussexdowns.ac.uk) about the Eastbourne course and they will advise you on the enrolement process. 6 Weeks

06/06/2017

MON

09:30

15:00

Lewes Campus

£75

5978/030

6 Weeks

09/06/2017

FRI

09:30

15:00

Eastbourne Campus

£75

5978/020

SCIENCE MEDICINE

Access to Higher Education Diploma: Medicine On this course you will study science to underpin any future medical training - it is aimed at students who wish to go to medical school to train as doctors. The course has been developed by Sussex Downs College with the Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Advanced Learner Loans are available to cover the full course cost for students aged 19 and over; upon successful completion of a degree course, the balance of any loan outstanding for the Access to HE Diploma will be written off. 1 Year

12/09/2017

3 days

09:00

17:00

Lewes Campus

£3,884

0452/230

SCIENCE

Access To Higher Education - Combined Sciences Our Combined Sciences Access courses prepares people for degree-level study on a variety of Science-related degree courses and non-Nursing health-related degree courses. Many of our students go on to the Universities of Sussex, Brighton and Chichester (guaranteed interviews and guaranteed places are offered for some courses at these universities through the Compact programme; also, an increasing number of our students gain places at universities throughout Britain. The Access Course is ‘QAA approved’, which means that it is validated by LASER Learning Awards (formerly Open College Network). Advanced Learner Loans are available to cover the full course cost for students aged 19 and over; upon successful completion of a degree course, the balance of any loan outstanding for the Access to HE Diploma will be written off. 1 Year

11/09/2017

3 days

09:30

15:00

Eastbourne Campus

£3,384

0454/010

1 Year

12/09/2017

3 days

09:30

15:00

Lewes Campus

£3,384

0452/060

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.


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Sport Coaching And Development Foundation Degree The course involves a variety of theory and practical sessions including lectures, discussions, group work, seminars and visiting speakers. You will benefit from our partnerships and contacts with schools, Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club, Active Sussex and Sports Development organisations in Eastbourne and East Sussex. During the first and second year, you will undertake a period of work experience in a sport development and coaching related environment. The following are typical examples of placements: Albion in the Community, Eastbourne and Brighton Youth Development Services (Please see HE Prospectus) and Sussex Beacon half marathon. 2 Years

19/09/2017

3 days

09:00

16:00

Eastbourne Campus

£7,000

2724/011

TEACHING, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

Access to Higher Education Diploma: Teacher Education Our Access courses prepare people for degree-level study in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Teacher Education, Sciences and Health Studies. Many of our students go on to the Universities of Sussex, Brighton and Chichester (where we have some guaranteed interviews and some guaranteed places) and an increasing number of our students gain places at universities throughout Britain. The Access Course is ‘QAA approved’, which means that it is validated by LASER Learning Awards (formerly Open College Network). Advanced Learner Loans are available to cover the full course cost for students aged 19 and over; upon successful completion of a degree course, the balance of any loan outstanding for the Access to HE Diploma will be written off. 1 Year

12/09/2017

3 days

09:30

15:00

Eastbourne Campus

£3,384

Leads to Qualification or Certificate

0451/010

Assessing Vocational Achievement Certificate Level 3

Leisure Course

These units and qualifications will provide people who need to carry out assessment of accredited and non-accredited qualifications the opportunity to develop and improve their knowledge and practice. Depending on the units completed, it will lead to a professional qualification for the role of an Assessor. The main themes of the units include: Understanding the Principles and Practice of Assessment, Assessing Occupational Competence in the Work Environment and Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement. Outcomes include planning and candidate preparation, assessment, analysis, decision taking, recording, feedback to the candidate and engaging with the Quality Assurance process. 1 Year

-

-

-

Off Site Lewes

£811

4362/020

Education & Training City and Guilds Award Level 3

Interview in Person

Combining practice and theory, this course will help you consider (if you are new to teaching) or refine (if you are not) the practical skills necessary for developing an effective teaching session. There is an expectation for the theory in Level 3 that you will complete a substantial amount of work independently. 14 Weeks

08/03/2018

THU

17:00

20:00

Eastbourne Campus

£395

5137/030

14 Weeks

02/11/2017

THU

17:00

20:00

Eastbourne Campus

£395

5137/050

Variable Start Date

PGCE Certificate in Education in FE - Lewes/Eastbourne (part-time) First Year Fee The programme is delivered through four modules on generic teaching and learning issues relevant to the further education sector, and reflecting the key areas identified in the current professional teaching standards. It meets the current professional standards for teachers, trainers and tutors in the lifelong learning (further education) sector. Please note: fee listed is per year. 2 Years

19/09/2017

TUE

09:30

13:30

Lewes Campus

£3,000

4023/061

Support Teaching And Learning in Schools L2 Award This knowledge based qualification is an ideal starting point for those who are considering a career in a school environment, but are not currently employed or working on a volunteer basis in a school. This qualification is aimed at those who wish to work or gain recognition within a school setting. 7 Weeks

09/10/2017

MON

09:30

12:30

Newhaven Campus

£470

5065/030

7 Weeks

02/11/2017

WED

18:00

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£470

5065/030

Support Teaching and Learning in Schools L3 Diploma This qualification is ideal for those members of the school workforce who directly support teaching and learning of pupils in schools. Prospective students need to be volunteering or employed in a school for at least ten hours per week. 37 Weeks

18/10/2017

WED

18:00

20:30

Eastbourne Campus

£2225

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.

4522/180

Access to HE Course


ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN

access to higher education Our Access to Higher Education courses are an excellent route to university to study your chosen course. The various courses last one year and are structured to enable you to lead your own life outside of college - an important consideration for adult students! Our courses have outstanding success rates and are very well respected both locally and nationally. In addition to academic tuition, you will receive the support of a personal tutor to help guide you to make those important decisions about your future. All courses are LASER credit-based and are QAA approved. For further information, including fees and course descriptions, please visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

If you apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your Access to Higher Education course and then move on to and successfully complete a degree, the balance of any loan outstanding for the Access to HE Diploma will be written off. For more information refer to page 10.

Our evening courses offered are: • Access to Higher Education Diploma (Business Studies Combined with Law) • Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities Combined with Social Sciences) For further information about any of our Lewes pathways, or to book your place on an information session, contact the Lewes Access to HE administrator on 030 300 39770, or email eileen.fenner@sussesxdowns.ac.uk EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

Course costs by pathway:

Our daytime courses offered are:

Business Studies Combined with Law, Humanities Combined with Social Sciences and Social Work - £2,894

• Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing and Healthcare Professions) • Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities Combined with Social Sciences) • Access to Higher Education Diploma (Combined Sciences) • Access to Higher Education Diploma (Teacher Education) • Access to Higher Education Diploma (Business Studies Combined with Law) • Access to Higher Education Diploma (Engineering Combined with Physics)

Combined Sciences, Counselling, Nursing & Healthcare Professions, Medical Sciences and Teacher Education - £3256 Medicine - £3,884 Fee waivers or support with payment may be available - please contact Admissions for more information. Advanced Learner Loans are available to cover the full course cost for students aged 19 and over; upon successful completion of a degree course, the balance of any loan outstanding for the Access to HE Diploma will be written off. LEWES CAMPUS Our daytime courses offered are: • Access to Higher Education Diploma (Combined Sciences) • Access to Higher Education Diploma (Counselling) • Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities Combined with Social Sciences) • Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing and Healthcare Professions) • Access to Higher Education Diploma (Medical Sciences) • Access to Higher Education Diploma (Medicine) • Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Work)

We do not offer any evening courses at the Eastbourne Campus. For further information about any of our Eastbourne pathways, or to book your place on an information session, contact the Eastbourne Access to HE administrator on on 030 300 38849, or email Jackie.Coles@sussexdowns.ac.uk From this year, we are also offering a Level 2 Certificate in Progression qualification. This course has been designed for students who are not yet ready for the Access Level 3 course, and can be undertaken alongside one or two GCSEs, in preparation for Level 3 Access. However, it is also ideal for those who are returning to education after a number of years, and who wish to refresh the skills which are vital to study at all levels.


E E R G DE L E V LE Degrees and Higher Nationals on offer at Sussex Downs College (Validated by the University of Brighton) • FdSc Complementary Healthcare • FdA Digital Media Design & BA (Hons.) top-up • FdSc Person Centred Counselling & BSc (Hons.) top-up • FdA Music Production & Creative Recording & BA (Hons.) top-up • FdA Sport Coaching & Development • PGCE/Certificate in Education ‒ Post Compulsory Education (part-time in service) • HND Health & Social Care

Sussex Downs College offers a range of Foundation Degrees and BA top-ups, validated by the University of Brighton.

• HND Broadcast Journalism • FdA Business Advantages of studying locally with Sussex Downs College • University level education with the relaxed atmosphere of a college

Entry requirements vary between 10-160 UCAS tariff points, although this is flexible depending on individual academic and practical experience.

• Reduced accommodation costs

What is a Foundation Degree?

• Enhanced individual welfare and tutorial support

A foundation Degree is equivalent to two years of a traditional Honours Degree. It is a practical, vocation qualification and many students go straight into employment afterwards. Some decide to study for an additional year and take a top-up course, either at Sussex Downs College or at another university, to obtain a full Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in either Arts (BA) or in Science (BSc).

• Our course fees on average are around £2000 cheaper per year than many other universities

What is a HNC/HND? A Higher National Diploma is a two-year practical course at an equivalent level to a foundation degree. Higher National Diplomas are the preferred vocational qualification for many industry sectors, such as Engineering and other technical subjects. These courses use practical learning and assessment to enable graduates to enter employment at a higher level. Higher National Certificates are a one-year course, as part of an HND or as a qualification in its own right.

• Smaller teaching groups, therefore more individual attention

• Excellent facilities including music and dance studios, a sport centre, training restaurant and workshops • Very good teaching and support - the QAA awarded Sussex Downs College top grades in all categories • £1000 Bursary to help with study expenses More information is available at: www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/he or email us at: highereducation@sussexdowns.ac.uk Application is through UCAS only

Call 030 300 38555 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information.

Access to HE Course


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INDEX GCSE English Mathematics Science



13



13 13 13

 

ART, CRAFTS & DESIGN



16-18

Art History  16 Ceramics, Pottery & Sculpture  16 Drawing & Painting  16 Mosaic & Stained Glass  17 Photography  17 Printing  17 Textiles & Jewellery  17 Upholstery  18

BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT & LAW



18-21

Accounting & Bookkeeping Administration  Management & Law Law 

 18 19  19 21

CONSTRUCTION &  21-23 THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT Brickwork Carpentry & Joinery Construction Gas  Plumbing & Heating

 21 21 21 21  23



COUNSELLING &  PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

23-24

Access to HE 23 Counselling & Life Coaching Skills  23

DANCE



24-25

ENGINEERING & ELECTRICAL  Electrical Welding

ENGLISH & LANGUAGES Creative Writing English as a Foreign Language Modern Foreign Languages Sign Language

25  25  25

 26-29  26  26  26  29


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FLORISTRY

 29-30

HAIR, BEAUTY & COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

 30-33

Beauty Therapy Complementary Therapy Hairdressing 

 

30 31 31

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE 

33

Access to HE Diplomas HND & HNC 



HOSPITALITY & CATERING  Baking Cookery Sugar Craft  & Cake Decorating Hospitality 

HUMANITIES

34-36 



34 34 36 36



Access to HE Diploma

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

33 33

36  36



36

MEDIA & DIGITAL MEDIA MOTOR VEHICLE

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38

MUSIC



PREPARATION FOR  LIFE & WORK SCIENCE Access to HE: Medicine Access to HE:  Combined Sciences 

SPORT & FITNESS  TEACHING & TRAINING Access to HE Diploma Other Qualifications

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OPEN EVENTS 2017-18

NEW AD U COURSE LT S FOR 2017/18! FIND OU TM AT OUR O ORE PEN EVENTS

Come along and explore the wide range of courses on offer at SDC! Full time programmes to include academic and vocational courses for school leavers. Or visit our adult provision for information on leisure courses, GCSEs, degree level and professional qualifications.

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

Friday 13th October 2017

Friday 6th October 2017

Saturday 14th October 2017

Saturday 7th October 2017

Thursday 9th November 2017

Tuesday 14th November 2017

Wednesday 31st January 2018

Wednesday 24th January 2018

(Please note: Open Events take place in the evenings on weekdays and mornings on Saturdays. Please refer to the website for exact timings.) Access to HE Course

COLLEGE TOURS Sussex Downs College offers campus tours on select dates throughout the academic year. This is an opportunity to see the college buildings and facilities that Sussex Downs College has to offer. The tour will last approximately an hour. Please visit our website to view upcoming tour dates and to book your place.

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