About Us

The Sussex Learning Network (SLN) is a strategic partnership that works to improve opportunities for young people in Sussex and encourage people to keep learning throughout their lives.

Who we are

The Sussex Learning Network is a partnership of universities, colleges, training providers and local councils across East and West Sussex.
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Who we work with

We work with schools, further education colleges, universities, councils and industries across Sussex. We also work with government agencies and initiatives.

How we work

We connect teachers to resources, funding to projects, and organisations to government agencies and each other around critical issues that affect learning opportunities.

What we do

We build partnerships, source funding, and conduct research so that we can develop sound county-wide curriculum development strategies, and offer events and resources that:

  • inspire people of all ages to carry on learning
  • give young people – as well as their teachers and careers counsellors – information that will help them to explore and understand their options
  • provide learning opportunities that give learners of all ages the knowledge and skills that are sought after by employers
  • support young people in progressing from school on through higher education and into satisfying employment.

A network for collaborative outreach

We are the single point of contact for the National Networks for Collaborative Outreach (NNCO) scheme in Sussex. This scheme aims to encourage more young people into higher education. With funding from the NNCO, we are running a number of projects and outreach activities for schools and colleges in Sussex in 2015/16.
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What we offer

Children, young people and lifelong learners in Sussex

  • Events to inspire them and give them advice and information about their options

Teachers, tutors and career guidance leaders

  • Online resources for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
  • CPD events and webinars

Schools, sixth form colleges and pupil referral units

  • Outreach programmes and events
  • Education policy briefings
  • Action groups to address educational issues
  • Research and working groups to support curriculum development

FE colleges and universities

  • Education policy briefings
  • Online resources for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
  • Labour market intelligence
  • Research and working groups to support curriculum development and local offerings

Local councils

  • Labour market intelligence
  • Research and working groups to support curriculum development and the development of the workforce

Local business and industry

  • Opportunities to engage with schools, colleges and universities around future workforce development