Training and staff development


Training and staff development

Rother has many excellent establishments which offer apprenticeships, staff training, development and a range of other adult education options.

Learn Direct

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t: 0800 101 901. Open  8am - 9pm Monday to Friday, 9am - 6pm Saturday, 10am - 6pm Sunday
e: use online request form

With a mission to transform the skills and productivity of the working population by using technology to bring people together to work, share and learn online, Acres show how they can transform people's lives and help businesses thrive.

Back in 2000, Acres challenged the norm and took a bold step to deliver learning online.  In doing so, they have built a unique and market leading position - using technology to provide learning and assessment solutions. 

Using the Learn Direct service, getting valuable skills for your employees is simple. Just  Contact Learn Direct online for expert skills advice. 

Local Business Training

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University Centre Hastings
Havelock Road, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1BE

t: 08456 020607  International +44 8456020607

University Centre Hastings offers University of Brighton degrees in a range of subjects including Applied Social Science, Business, Computing, Media, English Literature, Community History, Education, Environmental Biology and Sociology.

We inspire and support all kinds of students, with all kinds of experience and backgrounds to realise their ambition of university education.

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Sussex Coast College Hastings
Station Plaza, Station Approach, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1BA,

Phone:+44 (0)1424 458444

Sussex Coast College has strong links with the local business. They recognise that in today's changing climate, many companies require a more tailored approach to training, designed to your specifications and based on your requirements, whether as an individual or as an organisation. They operate a "one stop shop" through which all business enquiries are routed. From initial consultation through to evaluation, they area an ideal option if you want tailored training to meet your organisational development and the skills needs of your employees. They can arrange to deliver training at a time and place to suit your needs, be it on-site, at College or another suitable location for you.
Recent additions to the College facilities have been their Energy Centre and Motor Vehicle Centre ,where a number of alternative courses have been provided to meet employer demands.

For further information and more details please contact their Employer Responsiveness team on the numbers above.

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Bexhill College
Penland Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 2JG East Sussex

t: 01424 214545 

Bexhill College offers a varied and rewarding experience with the widest choice of advanced level courses and subjects available in Hastings and Rother. Praised in their most recent OFSTED report for their excellent exam results, their wide range of courses and social and education inclusion, life at Bexhill College is so much more than academic study.

Professional qualifications such as NVQs in Health and Social Care, Supporting Teaching and Learning or Children's Care, Learning and Development and GCSEs, as well as a wide range of recreational courses which range from Reiki to painting, astronomy to cooking, IT to alternative therapies.
Adult Literacy, Numeracy and English as a second language are all Skills for Life and qualifications can be gained through part-time and evening courses.

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Sussex Downs College
Employer Training, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH

t: 0845 2302 007
F: 01273 475911

At Sussex Downs College, Employer Training, they are passionate about helping individuals and local businesses to develop, innovate and flourish. Skills Advisers can help with:

They work with businesses in a variety of ways to provide education which employers, industry and people in Sussex need to succeed now and in the future.

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Plumpton College
Ditchling Road, Nr Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3AE

t: 00 44 (0)1273 890454

The College specialises in providing a wide range of land-based courses in partnership with schools, for those in further education and for those in higher education. The College degree courses are provided in association with the University of Brighton.

The College's main site is at Plumpton with out-centres at Netherfield near Battle, Robertsbridge and Flimwell.

Other Adult Learning


U3A Universities of Third Age

t: 01424 222383 (Battle office, Sussex East branch)
t: 020 8466 6139 London Office

The Third Age Trust is the national representative body for the Universities of Third Age (U3As) in the UK.  U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.

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Acres - Adult College for Rural East Sussex

Something for everyone, whether you want to take up a new interest for personal or professional development or gain a nationally recognised qualification. In 2009 ACRES was awarded the Matrix Standard in recognition of the high quality of impartial information and advice they offer to students.

For those who perhaps can't commit to a daytime or evening course they have Weekend Workshops that are offered at various venues and times throughout the year. These though prove very popular so make sure you book well in advance.

Link to Acres learning

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Claverham Community Education
The Adult Education Department, North Trade Road, Battle, East Sussex. TN33 0HT

t: 01424 775375
f: 01424 777292

Courses available in starting a new business, payroll, first aid at work and computer courses.

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Robertsbridge Community College
Adult Education Manager, Knelle Road, Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5EA

t: 01580 880360 Ext 121

course in Computer studies and  languages.

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