Friends Centre is an independent adult education organisation and charity based in Brighton. We offer daytime and evening courses in Arts & Crafts, Creative Writing, English, ESOL, Health & Happiness, History, Information Technology, Modern Foreign Languages and Personal Professional Development. We serve over 1,100 learners each year at our two main learning centres in Brighton at Isetta Square and Ivory Place and in a range of community venues, including children’s centres and community hubs based on estates in the east of the city.


Testimonials

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Our discussion really helped to focus my mind on what I should be aiming for – customer service, retail etc – and how to draw up my cv to build on relevant experience in these areas.

24 March 2016

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I wanted to write you an official thank you not only for what I found a really well thought out, supportive and enjoyable course, but to let you know just how much this has helped me develop in my design work. I joined with the aim of expanding my practice and it has really done just that - I was able to test my sense of experimentation during the course, and have much more confidence and faith now in my process of generating ideas and my ability to  compose an image or a design to a brief. This has all been put to the test with a big festival site design commission for a weekend event coming up in March - I really don’t think I could have taken this on without the learning I gained from your course. So THANK YOU!

Illustration course learner 17 March 2016

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Friends Centre Celebrates

We’re celebrating seven decades of working for learners in the city and a ‘good’ recent Ofsted report with a party.* The Ofsted boost was particularly heartening for an organisation that first opened its... READ MORE

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