Sussex Learning Network is a partnership of further education colleges, universities, local authorities and local enterprise agencies. Through working together, we aim to enable all young learners in the region to access, participate in and progress through to higher-level education, with a view to transforming lives and providing skilled workers for the region’s economy. We do this through:
We work together to create a strategic approach to further education and economic growth across Sussex, as well as a wider range of opportunities for learners.
We develop, secure funding for and deliver a variety of innovative projects with the help of our training provider and career guidance partners.
We provide learning resources, such as our case studies and toolkits, and opportunities for career practitioners to upskill and share good practice.
We commission research on the local labour market, seek to influence government policy, and provide news and commentary on developments across the sector.
We've recently launched two new toolkits for students and teachers as part of the Role Models programme. The toolkits include workbooks for learners aged 14 and over, teaching resources and videos. The Accessible Role Models version looks at the importance of role models and who's inspired them, while the Failure toolkit offers tips and practical exercises on coping with failure.
To download these toolkits, visit toolkits and films.
Plumpton College, in partnership with The Drinks Trust and Wines of Great Britain, is offering a free, four-week Entry to the Wine Industry Academy course aimed at helping jobseekers gain entry-level skills and knowledge to achieve employment in this sector.
How do we ensure that the courses and qualifications offered in Sussex today meet tomorrow’s labour market needs? This is the question Sussex Learning Network seeks to answer in its recently published Labour Market Demand and Supply Study.
The SLN has collaborated with - East Sussex College Group collaboration to provide careers expertise for those interested in working for green organisations. Resources include an online resource, the Greener Careers Sussex Directory and sector specific LMI.