Our community learning offer are non-qualifications courses, aimed at teaching you new skills for life and/ or work, for your health and wellbeing, meeting new people and having fun while learning. Courses included in this programme, include: Arts and Crafts, basic IT skills (non-qualification courses), Exercise, Nutrition, Pilates, Study Skills, Workplace learning and Yoga.

Community Learning and Concessions

Where a course has a fee, it is clearly published on our website. After clicking on the ‘enrol now’ button on your chosen course the concessions and flexible payment information will be displayed. Some of our courses are subsidised by government funding. Aspire Sussex reserves the right to increase fees in the future in line with the government’s funding authorities’ guidance.

Our Community Learning courses that attract a Government subsidy offer a 5% discount for those aged 65 years and older and a 45% discount for those on certain means tested benefits. For courses which are free for those on the below means tested benefits and low wage earners (those who earn under £17,004) are listed on our Free* Skills for Work and Life Courses page.

We are currently working on showing our concessions before enrolment but if you have any questions about concessions or a particular course before enrolling, please contact our Student Support team on 0345 601 0161 or email us at enquiries@aspiresussex.org.uk

Means Tested Benefits

We accept the following Means Tested Benefits:

  • Council Tax Allowance/ Housing Benefit
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Income Support
  • Working Tax Credit (if household income on the award is below £25,000)
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Employment & Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit (if household income on the award is below £25,000)

Please note that Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is not a means tested benefit.

Please contact our Student Support team on 0345 601 0161 or email us at enquiries@aspiresussex.org.uk to discuss proof of eligibility.