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Welcome to City College Brighton and Hove

I am delighted to welcome you to the City College Brighton and Hove full-time course guide for 2016-17. You will soon be making important choices for your future and we want to give you the very best information, advice and guidance so that you can make the right choice for you.

City College offers a wide range of full-time practical and industry-focused courses, which provide the key skills that students need for a successful future. We are proud that last year, over 94% of our students progressed into employment, secured a place at university, started an Apprenticeship or went on to further study after completing their course.

Our Study Programmes are individually tailored to you, to give you the best chance of future success. Alongside your chosen vocational qualification we will enhance your essential employability skills, such as team-working, problem-solving and business awareness, whilst ensuring that you achieve good standards of English and mathematics. Encouraging enterprise skills is also a major focus at the College and you will have the opportunity to work with our Entrepreneur-inResidence to develop business ideas of your own.

Our students engage in a huge range of social activities, such as our cup-winning sports teams, charity fundraising, international travel, enrichment and participation in our Student Council. Being a City College student really will keep you busy!

We are committed to ensuring that our students succeed on their courses, and our success rates place us in the top 15% of highest achieving General Further Education and Tertiary Colleges in the country for 16-18 year old learners at all levels.

We hope you find your ideal course and look forward to welcoming you to one of our Open Evenings, where you can see our facilities, meet our dedicated staff and experience what City College has to offer.

Nick Juba CEO, City College Brighton and Hove

About us

For over 100 years, City College Brighton and Hove has ensured that the very best in further education is available in Brighton. In the last decade, the College has undergone an £8.2 million refurbishment programme providing a new Library Resource Centre, Refectory and Training Restaurant in the centre of the city. The College has recently launched its Hair & Beauty Training Salons, City Revival, offering an excellent value service to local customers while our Careers Team work with internal students to progress as well as helping local residents through the National Careers Service. Aside from our central campus on Pelham Street in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine, there is the City College East campus on Wilson Avenue which hosts our Visual and Performing Arts programme as well as Music Technology and the Trades. Motor Vehicle students at City College East learn in a new state-of-the-art workshop while our Adult Education courses provide a wide range of recreational and training opportunities for local people. 

City College has over 1,000 full-time and part-time staff – this makes us one of the top ten employers in the city. Staff includes lecturers, business/student support staff, caretakers, administrators and management. Every year, 3,000 full-time, 7,000 part time, almost 400 Higher Education and 400 14-16 year old students as well as many international and European students choose City College as their place of further and higher education training. An important part of our work is delivering Foundation Degrees in collaboration with the University of Brighton. In addition, the College provides training to over 2,000 businesses via its ‘City Business Skills’ department which focuses on employer training needs. Offering over 800 courses from basic level right through to business and postgraduate training, City College is working with its partners to develop the workforce of the future.

Facilities available

Facilities include the Library Resource Centre, Central Cafe, Training Restaurant (The Gallery) and the College's Hair & Beauty training salon, City Revival, offers an excellent value service to local customers. Aside from the Central Campus, the City College East campus on Wilson Avenue hosts the College's Performing Arts programme as well as Childcare and Music Technology. Motor Vehicle students at City College East learn in a state-of-the-art workshop which was opened in 2011.

A new Construction & Trades Centre at City College East , designed to be a leading educational and training hub for Brighton & Hove’s next generation of construction workers, is scheduled to be completed by Spring 2017.

Additional support

City College strives to make your learning experience as easy and supported as possible. We have a wide range of departments with committed staff who will give you all the support you need to do well on your course and to develop the important skills you need to be successful in the next stage of your life.

In these pages you can find out more about the range of departments that are available to you, from careers advice, to bus time tables.

City College is committed to continually improving the student experience on every level and our new Student Centre enables us to respond to customers as effectively as possibly, providing a ‘one stop shop’ for the following services:

  • Course advice and Guidance
  • Admissions
  • Enrolment enquiries
  • Student Services (including financial support)
  • Adult & Community Learning enquiries
  • Careers
  • International student enquiries

Contact Information

Ground Floor,
Central Campus
Pelham Street
BN1, 4FA

Admissions: 01273 667704 Email:

Enrolments: 01273 667767 Email:

Careers Support: 01273 667780 Email:

Course Advice: 01273 667759 Email:

Student Welfare: 01273 667709 (Pelham) or 667708 (CCE) Email:

Learner success

Why choose City College Brighton and Hove?

  • 16-18 - 13/14 success rates places the College in the top 15% highest achieving General Further Education and Tertiary Colleges in the country for 16-18 learners at all levels
  • Apprentices – City College Apprentices named winner and runner-up in Sussex Apprentice of the Year 2015 Awards
  • Adult Learning - practical, professional courses to boost salaries and assist career progression
  • City College's Prince's Trust Team programme graded  outstanding' by the Trust in its Annual Quality Review

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact City College Brighton and Hove directly.

Last updated date: 21 March 2016
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  • A: Central Campus
    • Address:
    • City College Brighton & Hove
    • Pelham Street
    • Brighton
    • BN1 4FA
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01273667788
    • Website:
    • Email address:
    • More information:
    • Located in North Laine, right in the heart of Brighton, you’ll be just minutes away from a vibrant mix of shops, cafés, theatres and entertainment. You’ll be at the centre of everything that makes Brighton such a special city.

      Study Programme qualifications

      There are a wide range of study programme qualifications primarily based at our Central Campus, including: Art & Design, Beauty Therapy, Business, Catering, Computing, Digital Arts, Filmmaking, English & Mathematics, Hairdressing, Photography, Science, Travel & Tourism and our degree-level courses. Some classes will occasionally be held at our East Campus and some courses will occasionally be taught off-site.

      Read, learn & watch 

      • Learning Resource Centre open to all students
      • 40,000 books, 300 periodicals, 2,000 DVDs
      • Over 80 computer stations, equipped with electronic resources, e-books and access to online learning resources

      Get creative

      • Well-equipped, spacious and specialist art studios
      • Video and photographic studios
      • Top-of-the-range digital facilities and traditional dark rooms
      • A great value art shop on site - the cheapest supplier in Brighton

      Digital Design Centre

      • Mac-based Graphic Design suite
      • PC-based 3-D Multimedia suite with motion capture
      • Video studio with Chromakey and lighting rig
      • Digital video cameras, recorders and digital SLRs
      • All rooms fully networked with email and internet access on every machine.

      The Hub

      • A one-stop-shop to get you prepared for the world of work
      • Advice and support on job hunting, careers, employability skills, work experience, Apprenticeships and CV-writing

      The Gallery and its commercial kitchens

      • Working restaurant open to the public and specialising in catering for bespoke events and restaurant-quality meals
      • Run by students with a strong reputation in the community
      • Supported by four industry-standard training kitchens

      Relax and unwind

      • Professionally equipped salons open to the public
      • Equipment and treatments that you would find in any salon
      • Customer reception area and sophisticated booking system replicating the workplace
      • Great discounts on hair and beauty treatments

      Holidays, travel, concerts and lots more

      • A working travel agency open to the public
      • Training in a realistic environment on professional booking systems and with real holiday companies
      • The opportunity to practise what you have learnt and show employers that you have real experience

      Experiments and research

      • A full science lab suite which is one of the best in the South East
      • Specialist facilities for forensic science

      Relax and refuel

      • The Central Café offers fantastic value, nutritious breakfasts, lunches and dinners
      • Guest chefs from around Brighton visit to cook specialist cuisines
      • The Coffee Stop serves speciality teas and coffees
      • Vending machines offer drinks and confectionery

      Getting here

      City College Central Campus is less than 5 minutes walk from Brighton Station and local bus routes to Pelham Street include:

      Via London Road

      5, 5A, 5B, 17, 21, 22, 33, 40, 270, 271

      Via Lewes Road

      24, 25, 28, 29, 37, 49, 50, 78

      Via Hollingbury/Hollingdean

      26, 46, 50

      Via Western Road

      5, 5A, 5B, 21, 21A, 46, 49

  • B: East Campus
    • Address:
    • City College East Campus
    • Wilson Avenue
    • Brighton
    • BN2 5PB
    • Telephone number:
    • Switchboard: 01273667788
    • Website:
    • Email address:
    • More information:
    • Our East Campus is surrounded by beautiful Brighton countryside and just minutes from the bustling and cosmopolitan Brighton Marina, with its shops, restaurants, galleries, cinema, bowling alley and much more.

      Study Programme qualifications

      The East Campus has benefitted from much investment and houses the following courses in top-of the range facilities: Acting & Dance, Childcare, Multi-Trades, Health & Social Care, Motor Vehicle, Music, Public Services and Sport.

      City College’s new Technology Centre

      City College East Campus will be the location of a new £9 million Technology Centre. Expected to be completed in the 2016/17 academic year, this exciting new facility will be a leading educational and training hub for the next generation of construction workers. The centre has been specially designed so that students learning the different trades will be able to work together and follow each other through the construction process, mirroring true construction site conditions.

      Making music

      • State-of-the-art equipment, performing spaces and sound-proof rooms
      • 48 channel Audient mixing desk previously used by U2 and Brian Eno
      • 2 x 36 channel Audient desks, Dbx Compressors, Marshal, Fender and Trace Elliot guitar and bass amps - a musician’s dream

      Performance space

      • Drama and dance studios
      • Spacious rehearsal rooms
      • Theatre area

      Keeping fit

      • Full-size all-weather and grass pitches
      • Indoor sports hall
      • Sports teams include football, netball, basketball, rugby, boxing and many more
      • Fully-equipped gym, which is free for students
      • Full-size boxing ring

      Motor vehicle workshop

      • State-of-the-art workshop facility
      • MOT-standard equipment
      • Brake roller tester, rolling road dynamometer, tyre and engine bays, five ramps, modern IT facilities and an external valeting area

      Getting here

      City College East Campus on Wilson Avenue is located next to Stanley Deason Leisure Centre and is a short distance from Brighton Marina Village.

      Bus routes to Wilson Avenue include: 1, 7, 21 and 21A.

  • C: Preston Road