Qualification and Work Related Skills courses aim to help you improve your CV, get you back into work or build up your skills.

Many of our Adult Skills courses are free to all learners ​who are unemployed and looking for work and in receipt of JSA/ESA (WRAG) and/or Universal Credit with an individual income of £345 per month or household income of £552. Learners with an annual individual income of less than £18,525.00 will also be able to access free courses.

If you are on a low income but do not fall into the above bracket, there may be additional funding to support your learning. Please contact our Students Services team to find out more by emailing [email protected] or calling 0345 601 0161.

At Aspire Sussex we try to ensure that finance isn’t a barrier to participating in our Adult Education courses.
Please request our fee policy for full information about our charges and process for late enrolment.

Students must be 19 years of age or over to enrol.

Free English and Maths

English and Maths courses (including GCSEs, for those who do not already hold a GCSE grade C or new grade 4 or higher) are free to most students aged 19+ subject to meeting funding eligibility. Some additional course costs may be applicable and an assessment fee of £15.00 payable per course (this is waived for people on certain means-tested benefits).