Applying for post-16 education


DfE Guidance on temporary changes: attendance recording for educational settings whilst closed due to the coronavirus 

We have put together key information and resources for schools to help maintain provision during the COVID-19 situation.

Year 11 learners at East Sussex schools can use Careers East Sussex to search and apply online for courses at the colleges and sixth forms listed below.

All other colleges, sixth forms and training providers in East Sussex, Brighton and Kent have their post-16 provision listed on Careers East Sussex but have to be contacted directly to apply.

Schools can liaise with the aspire team to arrange to have learner logins created and distributed to this cohort while they are in year 10 (from term 5 onwards)

Colleges and sixth forms accepting online applications via Careers East Sussex:

East Sussex 

Bexhill College
East Sussex College Group - Eastbourne, Lewes and Hastings
Plumpton College
Ark Sixth Form
Gildredge House Sixth Form
Hailsham Sixth Form
Seaford Head Sixth Form
Uplands Sixth Form
Dv8 Training - Bexhill and Brighton


To apply for a Kent provider, an East Sussex learner can self-register on the Kent e-Prospectus site (select 'Out of Area or Not Listed' as the school).

West Kent College
Hadlow College
Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre
Cranbrook School
The High Weald Academy
Skinners Kent Academy
Bennett Memorial Diocesan School
Hillview School for Girls
The Hayesbrook School
Hugh Christie School and Sixth Form

Apprenticeship applications

You can search and apply for apprenticeships via the Find Apprenticeships website