Sussex Downs College is pleased to be working with our external partners to create new learning opportunities

To support Sussex Downs College to offer a range of learning and progression opportunities, we have developed a network of trusted partners.

Our partners offer skills training and qualifications within the South East across a number of subject areas. Each partner is quality assured by Sussex Downs College to ensure that all training delivered meets our high standards.

To view our 2017-18 subcontracting Policy click here.

Working with us

We welcome Expressions of Interest from potential organisations interested in collaborating with us to deliver a range of Apprenticeship and Traineeship frameworks. If, or when, we have funding available we will review these documents to assess which potential partners closest match the college’s strategic aims and at that time, if successful we will be in further contact with those organisations. When looking to diversify and grow our provision, the college ensures that this is in line with our Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) sectors. Due to the location of our campuses we sit within two LEPs, Coast to Capital and the South East LEP.

The growth sectors in these LEPs include:
• Health & Life Sciences
• Creative Digital & IT
• Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
• Financial and Business Services
• Environmental Technologies
• Logistics

Whilst working with partners we carry out a rigorous quality assurance process to ensure that the best possible service is delivered to employers and learners. So, when recruiting partners we look for evidence of a secure track record and strong success rates. Our partners benefit from regular contract management and progress reviews, training, useful resources as well as annual opportunities to share best practice with all of our network.

For further information please email

Sub-contracting details and management fees

Sussex Downs College is now required to make public some information on our Partners MCVs and management fees.

Sub contractors – Fees and Charges Policy 2017-18

Provider accounts 2016-17

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