Skills and Learning

Street Learning is a partnership project providing access to free courses to Wealden and Eastbourne residents. The range of courses available is wide and they are designed to help residents develop new skills or enhance existing ones.


“It was a fantastic opportunity to explore more about myself. My initial aims are almost irrelevant because the journey I have been on has opened up different opportunities and explored different ways to look at situations”

Street Learning

Street Learning courses are provided in venues in the local community. They are completely free of charge and are available to all Wealden and Eastbourne residents – aged 19 years and over. There are also a wide range of online courses.

The Street Learning mission is to reduce social, digital and financial exclusion and improve access to training.


There are practical courses like cooking and flowering arranging, arts and crafts courses, courses to help with managing your money, wellbeing courses like yoga and mindfulness to those that will help you to get to grips with computers and the internet as well as those designed to help you with your career.

Other courses

Sussex Skills Solutions (part of East Sussex College) offer short online courses are designed to be flexible to fit around you, your life and your commitments.

Sussex  Recovery College run courses for wellbeing that are open to people in Sussex who experience moderate to severe mental health challenges, their relatives, friends and carers and the staff of Recovery College partner organisations.

Willingdon Trees Community Centre provide support with reading, writing letters and emails, filling in forms.

East Sussex College run Adult Functional Skills in Maths and English course and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses.

For full details and further information, visit the Wealden District Council website.