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  • British Council Accreditied

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Sussex Downs College

Sussex Downs College


Study English at a leading government-owned college offering high-quality courses and award-winning student care. You will receive a high level of support to help you to achieve your study aims.

Sussex Downs College has over 20 years' experience in English language training. We have been awarded the second highest number of publishable points of excellence of any English language centre in the UK, following our British Council inspection report in 2010.

At Sussex Downs College you will study on the same campus as UK students, giving you the chance to make friends and practice your English with locals. You will also have many opportunities to participate in sports, extra-curricular activities, concerts and excursions to major tourist attractions to help you make the most out of your time in Eastbourne. Our campus is well-equipped and has all the modern facilities and resources you can expect from a successful college.

Our teachers are very experienced and friendly, creating fun and lively lessons. Our average class size is 15 students per group and we offer both full and part-time courses. As Sussex Downs College is a Cambridge and IELTS Test Centre, you will be able to prepare for and take your IELTS or Cambridge exam with us. You can also take academic or vocational programmes to prepare for study at a UK university or employment.


Courses for students aged 16 years+:
- English Language Plus - General English and Plus options
- Intensive IELTS - IELTS preparation courses
- Pre-A Level -Preparation for further academic study in the UK (Lewes campus)
- Year-round group courses - English language training programmes for students and teachers
- Part-time IELTS and Cambridge exam preparation courses
- Summer programme - For students aged 16 years + (Lewes campus)

Courses for students aged 11-17 years of age:
- Young Learner summer programme - Summer English language programme for junior students
- School group programmes - Year-round short courses for school groups

Our Accommodation staff will find the right homestay for you. All our accommodation meets British Council standards, and all our hosts are police-checked.
- Half-board homestay accommodation
- Self-catering homestay accommodation

You can apply via our website, Alternatively, please contact us at:

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Leisure facilities onsiteMobile phone coverageGrounds for outdoor activitiesDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Sussex Downs College has extensive facilities, which include: a large library, sports facilities, restaurants, cafes and extensive on-site vocational training facilities.

Opening details

closed weekends and bank holidays


Enjoy high quality and affordable English language tuition with Sussex Downs College:
- No enrolment fees
- Subsidised programmes for EU students from £85.00 per week (minimum booking 1 term
- IELTS exam preparation courses from £138.00 per week
- All-inclusive English language summer programmes for young learners from £545.00 per week
- Quality homestay accommodation from £85.00 per week


International Admissions


Cross Levels Way,
BN21 2UF


See location of Sussex Downs College on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 602012  Lat: 50.78824 Long: 0.27141

Stagecoach buses: Eastbourne Loop, Eastbourne Uno, 56 and 55

Hampden Park Station: 15 minutes' walk via Station Approach, Broadwater Way and Cross Levels Way

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Hampden Park station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Leisure facilities onsiteLeisure facilities onsite
  • Mobile phone coverageMobile phone coverage
  • Grounds for outdoor activitiesGrounds for outdoor activities
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Sussex Downs College has extensive facilities, which include: a large library, sports facilities, restaurants, cafes and extensive on-site vocational training facilities.

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