As well as providing a range of courses, Friends Centre currently offers the following services:

Employment on chalk board

Careers Advice

The Friends Centre offers a comprehensive career development programme for adults, who are seeking a new job, a career change, or new skills.

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Step-by-Step project


The Step by Step Project aims to improve access to English, maths and language training for homeless people in Brighton and Hove. We can also provide an introduction to IT Skills.

Read more about Step-By-Step…

Free-to-use computers

Free access to PCs

Friends Centre has computers at both sites that are available to use for free. Once you have filled in a simple registration form, we will put you on the system and give you your personal log-in and password details.

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Help and support signpost

Learner support services

At Friends Centre we want to support all our students. If you are disabled in some way, for example if you have problems with walking, seeing, or hearing, or if you have health problems such as diabetes or epilepsy, or a mental health difficulty such as depression, we want to do all we can to support your studying at the Friends Centre.

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Lynda Kinsella

Bursary Fund

The Hardship Fund was founded to honour Lynda Kinsella, who was the Centre Manager at the Friends Centre from 1977 to the time of her death in October 2006. The amount of money we have is limited, and we welcome any donations.

Read more about our bursary fund…


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