Friends Centre is an independent adult education organisation where people can develop their knowledge, skills, understanding and creativity in a supportive environment. We have been part of the Brighton and Hove community since 1945, providing community based education across a broad range of subjects.

Whether you are looking to take up a new challenge, or are out of work or facing the prospect of redundancy, Friends Centre has something for you. We offer courses in English & Maths, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), arts and crafts and other leisure topics, Job Skills and IT. We also offer careers and training advice, professional training courses and free computer use.

Each year around 1,600 people from different backgrounds come to learn together in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Click here to read more about Friends Centre

New courses for Spring!

For a full list of all the courses happening in the spring term, click the link below.

Click here for courses in Spring 2016.

Our full brochure is also available, which includes courses in the Summer term as well. Pick up a copy at one of our centres or you can download the new courses brochure by clicking the link below.

Download full course brochure for 2015-16.

Sign up to our Mailing List

Sign up to our mailing list to get information about new courses as soon as they’re enrolling! You’ll also receive info about other work we do here at the Friends Centre and in the local community. We won’t send you more than 5 or 6 emails a year, you can always unsubscribe from the emails if you no longer want them. We never share your details with any third parties.

Sign up using the form in the footer at the bottom of this page.

Reception Opening Hours

Brighton Junction

Term time: 9.30am–5.00pm (Monday–Friday)
Half-term and holidays: 9.30am–3.00pm (Monday-Friday)

Ivory Place

Term time: 9.30am–5.00pm (Monday–Thursday) and 9.30am–1.00pm (Friday)
Ivory Place is closed during half term and holidays.

Term dates 2015-16

Autumn Term
14 September – 11 December 2015
Half term 26–30 October
Spring Term
8 January – 24 March 2016
Half term 15–19 February
Summer Term
18 April – 22 July 2016
Half term 30 May – 3 June


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