City College Brighton and Hove

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If you’re looking for somewhere near the sea to take a vocational subject to set you up for a successful career, look no further than City College Brighton. Boasting links to over 2000 local businesses, this is the place to hone your skills in the likes of hairdressing, vehicle maintenance and catering while also taking away a useful qualification. With campuses in the famous North Laine and Brighton Marina, you’ll get to study in really picturesque surroundings while making use of their top of the range facilities such as a fully equipped gym and recording studios.

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City College offers over seven hundred full and part-time courses from Entry Level up to Foundation Degree level. These vocational courses are career-focussed, provide hands-on industry training and with links to over 2000 businesses, the College can ensure that its courses provide the industry-standard skills that employers need. Courses are designed to give students real-life experience and facilities include life-size construction rigs, specialist electrical facilities and recording studios. The College’s Gallery training restaurant and City Revival hair & beauty salons are open to the public and serve real customers.


At its Central and East campuses, City College has modern specialist facilities (including training restaurant, hair & beauty salons, recording studios and construction rigs) which provide students with the opportunity to gain hands-on industry experience while the Student Centre provides a ‘one stop shop’ advice and information resource for both current and potential new students. The Learning Resource Centre has extensive learning resources and also acts as an IT drop-in centre. The College’s Central Cafe, East Cafe and Coffee Stop offer excellent value and variety. Sports facilities and a fully equipped gym are free to all students.


City College has two main campuses. Its Central Campus is located in the vibrant North Laine area in the heart of Brighton – the famous ‘city by the sea’ which is a major educational centre with a large international student population who enjoy its relaxed, cosmopolitan air, buzzing nightlife and thriving culture. The City College East Campus, located close to Brighton Marina, includes rehearsal and performance space, a fully-equipped gym, state-of-the-art recording studios plus sports facilities. 

Student success story

A former City College Catering student has launched a new pop-up restaurant with two fellow ex-students which has already built up a local reputation for culinary excellence. With an emphasis on locally-sourced, organic and free-range produce, ‘Isaac at Gloucester Street’ is the brainchild of Isaac Bartlett-Copeland (22) with Nima Karam (23) and Kyle Newman (20) completing his core team. Isaac says: “It’s not coincidental that we’re all from City College as anyone who wants to become a chef in Brighton will go to the College to get trained. Being there gives you a lot of confidence.” For more success stories, see the City College blog.

Open days

At City College Open Evenings, tutors from all departments are available speak to visitors about the full range of course opportunities. Visitors can also check out facilities such as the College’s art studios, motor vehicle workshops, hair and beauty salons and professional kitchens. There are also regular Open Events for specific course areas such as Higher Education and Professional Business. Details on forthcoming events can be found here.

Contact details

City College Brighton and Hove
Central Campus
Pelham Street

City College Brighton and Hove
East Campus
Wilson Avenue
East Sussex

City College Brighton and Hove
Preston Road Campus
Preston Road
East Sussex


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Addresses for City College Brighton and Hove

City College Brighton and Hove Pelham Street Brighton Brighton and Hove BN1 4FA Show on map
City College Brighton and Hove - East Campus Wilson Avenue Brighton Brighton & Hove BN2 5PB Show on map


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