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

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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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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.

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Get Socially Active

Get Socially Active is a free and friendly one to one coaching support service, for you if you are thinking about or feeling pressured into finding work or entering into learning, but need help to do it.

Find out more about Get Socially Active…

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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Signpost to guidance

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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Bursary Fund

The Hardship Fund was founded to honour Lynda Kinsella (pictured above, far right), 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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