Adult College for Rural East Sussex

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Maths and English

Starting September



Welcome to the Adult College for Rural East Sussex (ACRES)


At ACRES we are passionate about lifelong learning. We have seen first hand how learning can empower, build confidence, give hope, and improve mental and physical health. Simply put, it can change our lives for the better.


COVID 19 has given all of us the opportunity to embrace change in our daily lives. ACRES is no different and our courses are now being delivered online, where we can still learn, meet our tutors and fellow students but with our homes becoming the village hall, community centre or college.


We do recognise that for many of us it is the face to face interaction that completes the learning experience and what ACRES does so well. As soon as the time is right we will be back, delivering the high quality, fun and engaging courses in venues local to you as we have always done.


In the meantime, we are determined to continue offering every opportunity to experience the benefits of learning online. There will soon be the exciting new addition to our website of free short online taster courses, created for you exclusively by our talented ACRES tutors and covering a whole range of interesting, creative topics and skills.


Keen to get started today? You may be interested in looking at The Skills Toolkit. The platform hosted on gives people access to free, high quality, digital and numeracy courses to help build their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects.


Best wishes


The ACRES team




Maths and English GCSE and Functional Skills courses starting in September 2020




Explore our courses

GCSE & Functional Skills
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
First Aid
Professional Development
Art, Media & Music
Creative Skills & Knowledge
Health, Fitness & Wellbeing
Saturday Workshops

Adult learning delivered in collaboration with

Education & Skills Funding Agency
Claverham Community College
Hailsham Community College
Heathfield Community College
Uckfield College
Uplands Community College
East Sussex County Council