Aspire Sussex Adult Education GCSE Results Summer 2019

For the third year, Aspire Sussex students, staff and trustees are celebrating an extremely successful set of GCSE results with 99% of students passing English and Maths GCSEs. Aspire Sussex is a charity, funded by West Sussex County Council, to provide adult education to those aged 19 plus across West Sussex and our students have used Aspire to achieve their qualification goals as an adult.

Over half of this year’s students achieved grades 4 and above in both English and Maths.

GCSE results 2019Isha is one of our many students who collected her English GCSE results, she said “Achieving this result makes me very happy. I actually feel ecstatic and really proud. My tutor was brilliant to have helped me achieve this whilst at the same time I was caring for my daughter. I am now enrolled on the Maths GCSE with Aspire and my long term aim is to work as a carer or a nurse. Thank you to the people who work at Aspire who made it possible for me to have this opportunity.”

We are very proud of every student who comes to study English and Maths with Aspire. It often takes them a lot of courage to come through the door and study a subject that they may have struggled with at school. Our fantastic tutors, small classes and additional support enables students to reach their learning goals as an adult. Students join for many reasons but it is often to enable them to make a career change, like Isha, or to better support their own children in their studies.

If you, like us, have been inspired by our students’ achievements it isn’t too late to enrol on an English or Maths qualification this year, starting this September across West Sussex. Please visit our website www.aspiresussex.org.uk or call 0345 601 0161 for more information. Places are free, subject to eligibility requirements.

Robyn Kohler, Chief Executive of Aspire Sussex said, “We are delighted. I would like to congratulate all students on their success, and also to say a big thank you to our staff and tutors who support our students who often do not have that self-belief and confidence to go for their goals and ambitions. Well done everyone- and don’t forget to let us know what you are doing next!”

Qualification Courses Starting September

Are you 19+ and looking to continue your learning journey? Do you know someone who might benefit from taking one of these courses? Maybe you want to upgrade your skills to further your career, maybe you want to completely change your career path or maybe you want to learn just for fun, we have a fantastic range of qualification courses starting from September in Crawley, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Worthing, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton.

Distance Learning
With our Distance Learning courses, you can learn when it suits you with flexible starts dates. These courses are free, but a deposit is taken at the start of the course and returned on successful completion within 15 weeks.

Our current Distance Learning courses are:

Information, Advice or Guidance
Understanding Children And Young People’s Mental Health
Awareness of Mental Health Problems
Understanding Autism
Principles of Working With Individuals With Learning Disabilities
Understanding Behaviour That Challenges
Counselling Skills
Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent
Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
Creating a Business Start Up

For more information visit our Distance Learning page: HERE

Award in Education and Training – City and Guilds Level 3
The course is for students who want to work as teachers/trainers in the Further Education and Skills sector.

Starting on 21st September 2019 in Chichester
Starting on 7th January 2020 in Worthing
Starting on 14th March 2020 in Burgess Hill

Supporting Teaching and Learning – City and Guilds Level 2
This course is a nationally recognised qualification and will enable the learner to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in schools.

Starting on 9th September 2019 in Crawley
Starting on 10th September 2019 in Burgess Hill
Starting on 11th September 2019 in Worthing

Preparing To Work in Schools – NCFE CACHE Level 1
This qualification prepares learners for further learning and training whilst developing an understanding of the teaching and learning environment in a school setting.

Starting on 3rd October 2019 in Burgess Hill

Introduction to Childcare
This course provides an introduction to working with children. It is an ideal starting point for those who are keen to find out if this is the career for them.

Starting on 20th September 2019 in Crawley

Introduction to Early Years Settings – CACHE Level 1 Award
This course provides a nationally recognised qualification that will enable you to gain a basic knowledge of childcare in early years environments.

Starting on 25th September 2019 in Chichester
Starting on 26th September 2019 in Bognor Regis

Counselling Skills – NCFE CACHE Level 2
This qualification aims to introduce learners to the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work, and some of the approaches that underpin the use of these skills.

Starting on 16th September 2019 in Burgess Hill
Starting on 25th September 2019 in Littlehampton

Beauty Therapy – Level 2 Diploma
This course is professional standard level 2 qualification enabling students to go into the beauty industry after obtaining the qualification.

Starting on 9th September 2019 in Burgess Hill
Starting on 11th September 2019 in Worthing

This is what one of last years Beauty Therapy students had to say:

“I chose the course as this has always been an industry I have had interest in. I thought the course was great, amazing teaching and the times of the sessions were perfect for me. I feel proud and happy with myself and am very grateful to Aspire and our Tutor”


Hairdressing Studies – Level 2 Diploma
The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed hairdresser/stylist.

Starting on 9th September 2019 in Burgess Hill

Swedish Massage – Level 3 Certificate
This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty massage therapist.

Starting on 9th September 2019 in Burgess Hill
Starting on 11th September 2019 in Worthing

Barbering Studies – Level 2 Certificate
The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Barbering is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed men’s hairdresser.

Starting on 10th September 2019 in Burgess Hill (10am-4pm)
Starting on 10th September 2019 in Burgess Hill (5pm-8.30pm)
Starting on 4th February 2020 in Burgess Hill

Nail Technology – Level 2 Certificate
The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed nail technician.

Starting on 27th September 2019 in Burgess Hill
Starting on 30th September 2019 in Worthing
Starting on 28th February 2020 in Burgess Hill
Starting on 2nd March 2020 in Worthing

Reflexology – Level 3 Diploma
This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a reflexologist.

Starting on 1st October 2019 in Worthing