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Welcome to South Downs College


South Downs College was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially in both size and reputation since that date. The College was graded as 'Outstanding Ofsted in two full inspections since 2004 and awarded Beacon College status in 2007 - an award that highlights the excellence, innovation and exceptional teaching and learning in the top colleges in the country.

The College works tirelessly to provide outstanding educational opportunities to the local community. Our teaching staff are dedicated to maintaining high quality standards at the college and many have been recognised for their contribution. In 2012, History lecturer Georgina Blair was named Regional Further Education Teacher of the Year after syudents nominated her for the award.

We are proud to be part of the future of our region. Whole generations of families have been students at our College and it is this tradition of educational excellence that will give you confidence if you choose to continue your studies with us. A look at the College's alumni illustrates that South Downs College has helped some fantastic students achieve their career goals.

Facilities available

Our fantastic facilities include

  • a brand new 4G Astroturf pitch
  • state of the art fitness centre
  • hair and beauty salons
  • engineering and motor vehicle workshops
  • a purpose built music building with a recital room
  • recording studio and rehearsal rooms
  • and a stylish restaurant, serviced by students on our catering and hospitality programmes that has just received an AA Rosette.

Our four cafes each have their own distinctive features including plasma screens, Xbox Live! Consoles and WiFi internet access.

Our award winning restaurant, Synergy Salons and the College Shop are open to the public. For more information, please visit their website pages.

Additional support

South Downs College is fully wheelchair accessible, removing any accessibility issues that may hamper a student’s ambitions to attend South Downs College.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact South Downs College directly.

Last updated date: 04 May 2016

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