Aspire Sussex provides community-based Adult Education that is vibrant, accessible and sustainable, and responds to the needs of our local communities.

Our Mission

To enable people to achieve their personal aspirations, whatever their starting point, and inspire them to learn, enjoy and achieve.

Our Values

Our values underpin the way we work. They are:
Accessible Learning
Providing the greatest possible range of adult education opportunities reaching the widest range of people
Social Responsibility
Sustaining an enterprise that supports and delivers not-for-profit Adult Education, and offering quality provision and opportunity to those least able to pay
Working together with a variety of business and community partners to respond to local need
Maximising every opportunity to create new and different adult education services and delivery models
Being an organisation that builds trust with learners and staff alike, by operating with integrity, honesty and reliability
Supporting learners and to be the best they can be

West Sussex County Council

Some of our courses are delivered through a contract we have with West Sussex County Council. We work in partnership with WSCC to ensure the County Council meets its objective of ensuring that residents of West Sussex can access the skills training they need to succeed in playing their part in society and in supporting the growth of the West Sussex economy.

In 2012 West Sussex County Council (WSCC) investigated a range of options for the longer term provision of their Adult Education Service, with the aim of providing the best delivery model to secure the future of local Adult Education provision in West Sussex.

On 1 September 2012 Aspire Sussex Ltd (previously West Sussex Adult & Community Learning Service) became an independent, charitable, social enterprise.


If you have any comments about Adult Education you can contact us by emailing [email protected] or by phoning 0345 601 0161.

If you have any comments about the contract we have with West Sussex County Council that you wish to direct to the County Council, please email [email protected]