insideSUSSEX Magazine Issue 08 - October 2015 - Page 93

EDUCATION BE INSPIRED AT CENTRAL SUSSEX COLLEGE Central Sussex College is one of the county’s best-known further education providers, offering an inspiring range of learning opportunities for school leavers and adults alike. This vibrant offering of courses engages learners – providing them with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their goals and exceed their expectations. Experienced staff work closely with learners, helping them to get the most out of their study programme, monitoring their progression and preparing them for work, apprenticeships or further study. Crawley campus With a focus on vocational subjects, the campus boasts specialist facilities from fully equipped workshops and media suites, to an industry-standard training restaurant and commercial hair and beauty salons. At the forefront of improving the learner experience, the College recently redeveloped Crawley campus’ on-site social and study spaces, thanks to a successful £50K bid for funds. Learners further benefit from the innovative partnership with WSCC library services, giving them access to an enhanced range of digital and print resources, preferential borrowing and specialist staff with in-depth knowledge of the best materials for different subject areas. The Crawley campus is also home to the College’s University Centre, in partnership with the University of Brighton and the University of Chichester. It offers access to HE courses, Foundation Degrees and Degree-Level courses, as well as teacher training and highly regarded professional qualifications awarded by the AAT, CIPD, CIM, IOM and CIPS. Sixth Form Haywards Heath The recently redeveloped Sixth Form Haywards Heath is the stand-out option in the area for young people wishing to continue their studies in an environment that encourages independent study and work readiness. Ofsted rated Outstanding for Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Early Years Education, the 2015 A-Level pass rate was 98%, with 73% of students achieving the top A*-C grades. Horsham Training Centre Horsham Training Centre is the first stop for local businesses looking to up-skill their employees and for individuals looking to improve their employability. A wide range of professional courses is taught by experienced trainers who have a proven track record of delivering results. There are over 100 short courses to choose from, including leadership, 93 management, IT, customer service, and health and safety. Horsham Training Centre is located just a short walk from the train station and is easily accessible by car, with on-site parking available. East Grinstead Central The East Grinstead campus is home to the College’s Adult and Community Learning programmes, designed to foster a lifelong love of learning and activity. The extensive options in arts and crafts, cookery, IT, languages, fitness and wellbeing are perfect for exploring an interest, or developing an existing talent. Open Evenings: Haywards Heath: 3rd and 4th November 2015, 5.30-8.30pm Crawley: 10th November 2015, 5.00-8.00pm www.centralsussex.ac.uk 01293 442213