Adult and Community Learning

Daytime and Evening Courses

01825 761820

Welcome to ACRES

Adult College for Rural East Sussex

We provide adult learning opportunities across rural East Sussex, including Battle, Crowborough, Hailsham, Heathfield, Uckfield, Wadhurst and surrounding areas.



ACRES is operating in line with all the Government advice concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Due to this we have unfortunately CANCELLED all non examination courses for the foreseeable future in accordance with government guidelines having closed all Schools and Colleges. With regards to GCSE, we are liaising with tutors discussing the possibility of implementing remote/online lessons and will provide further information in due course.Until we receive further guidance from Ofqual and the Awarding Bodies regarding how to enable you to achieve your qualification, we will be issuing you a mock paper via post that we are asking you to complete in exam conditions and return for marking. The Exams Officer will be issuing full instructions on this with the paper copy of the exam and details of who to contact too.


For ESOL and Functional Skills All face to face lessons will be cancelled. We will be contacting all learners to advise them of the situation and will try our best to keep everyone informed of any future changes.


For all courses due to start from April 2020, we ask all our learners to please bear with us in these difficult times and we will provide further advice as soon as we have more information. We are hoping to postpone as many courses as possible and rearrange them to start after the Isolation period has ended in June. We will be in touch at a later date. Following the Governments request to 'stay at home' the ACRES Office will be closed until further notice. This means we will not be contactable via the telephone.

Please contact the ACRES' admin team via email, we will reply as soon as possible


We will maintain regular updates on the website as required. Please take care and keep safe.


For General Course Information

Take a look and see the range of learning opportunities available to you, click on the picture below.


Please view our Brochure

Summer 2020 Brochure


Our full Privacy Statement, which details how we use your personal data and how we keep it safe, has been updated and a copy of this can be found on our website within the Policies section. A paper copy can be provided on request by contacting the ACRES' office.