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Post 16 Education

Please find information about post 16 education, diplomas, qualifications and other useful links to different career paths.

For more information, please contact Gisèle O'Connor, Careers Lead: or call 01323 465400.

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Plumpton College: Football Academy

Lewes FC in conjunction with Plumpton College offers an exciting, prestigious and unique partnership, collaborating both an academy of footballing excellence and a football focused vocational qualification.

The academy is recruiting female players with outstanding ability now to begin study and training with the option of living on site at Plumpton in September 2019. We are also recruiting male players now to join us from September 2020. 

Both male and female students aged 16-19 have the opportunity to compete in the elite AOC Sussex Leagues, while having access to the excellent teaching provision at Plumpton College.

The two year professional footballing programme allows students to focus on a dedicated training programme, led and delivered by qualified professional coaches, in addition to studying a wide variety of football related units.

For more information and to apply, visit:


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Dv8 Sussex

Dv8 have got spaces for students aged 16-18 across all of their vocational courses starting in September. They offer free, personalised, industry-led training in the most vibrant and exciting creative sectors through practical project based learning.

There are spaces left on Dv8's creative courses in September:

Media Production, Brighton & Bexhill, Level 2 & 3:

Refine your skills across film, photography, design, and animation to find your voice as a media practitioner and progress into the media and film industry.

Music Production & Performance, Brighton & Bexhill, Level 2 & 3:

Build on your passion for music. Explore the essentials of recording, producing, songwriting and performance, to develop a voice as an artist and plot a career path into the music industry.

Art, Fashion & Design, Bexhill, Level 2:

Develop your skills in drawing, painting, 3D design, fashion design, pattern cutting and garment construction. Working with real-life industry briefs, this course gives you the perfect start to a future in Art, Fashion & Design.

Games Development, Brighton & Bexhill, Level 2 & 3:

Gain a solid foundation in one of the world's fastest growing industries by learning all aspects of designing a successful game, including 3D modelling and game engine software, narrative and user experience, sound production and programming.

Event Management, Brighton, Level 2 & 3:

Whether you’re interested in promoting your favourite band, working at festivals, putting on stand-up comedy, or see a future in tour management, you will gain the key knowledge and practical experience with which to build your stage for success.

Music, Media & Digital, Brighton & Bexhill, Level 1:

Get hands on with a variety of creative techniques. Aspiring musicians will produce tracks using Logic and have the opportunity to perform; keen photographers will learn how to arrange their first shoot; filmmakers will be able bring their ideas to life on professional software.

For more information and to apply visit their website:

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