Each year hundreds of students join our Higher Education courses at East Sussex College, bringing with them their own experiences, talents and ambitions.

We want you to enjoy a rich and rewarding experience at SCCH so we provide constant support to remove any obstacles to your success.

Services are confidential and free. If we cannot offer the support you need, we can give you information about other sources of help.

Our services include: Childcare, Counselling, Disability services, Dyslexia support, Financial support, Healthcare and Welfare issues.

Disability Services

Our dedicated Additional Learning Support team can help and support you throughout your studies.

Our professionally trained and experienced team are committed to removing any barriers that prevent you from learning.

They can support with: Autism, Mental health and well-being, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, blind or partially sighted, deaf or hard of hearing, or during your transition from further education to higher education.

Dyslexia Support

SCCH is recognised at a dyslexia friendly organisation and currently holds the British Dyslexia Association Quality Mark for its commitment to supporting students. You can seek advice about dyslexia and book screenings at the college.


East Sussex College has the primary responsibility for dealing with initial queries relating to student support, wellbeing and careers advice, and for the provision of counselling services.  East Sussex College may refer students to the University of Brighton’s Student Services where expert advice is required.

Financial Support

If you have financial concerns, you can initially discuss these with your Subject Leaders, but for further advice on HE finance and support please get in touch with one of our Student Support Advisors on 01424 442222.

Health and Well-Being

We offer a wide range of support and advice about health and well-being including: relationship advice, free contraception and pregnancy tests, drug and alcohol advice, healthy living advice, anger management, and stress management.


We can support students with childcare, through the Care to Learn scheme, providing assistance with the cost of childcare if you are under 20 at the start of the academic year. If you are over 20 then we can support you through the childcare support fund. Application forms are available from Student Services or at

Mentoring and Study Support

For study support, students can attend UCH study workshops; contact Jordan Vibert  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Student Reps

Student Reps provide student support and can also support the organisation of student events and societies.

All students are welcome to contribute and develop their own ideas and apply for Student Union funding through the Student Union Officer.

2018/19 Term Dates

  1. Autumn Term: 6th September 2018 
  2. Autumn Half Term: 22nd - 26th October 2018
  3. Christmas Holidays: 19th December 2018
  4. Spring Term: 3rd January 2019
  5. Spring Half Term: 18th - 22nd February 2019
  6. Easter Holidays: 5th April 2019
  7. Summer Term: 23rd April 2019
  8. Summer Half Term: 27th May - 31st May 2019
  9. Summer Term: 28th June 2019

SCCH Code of Conduct

Everyone who works and studies at SCCH has agreed to respect each other and their environment.

Students and staff are expected to embody the college values: Respect, Teamwork and Achievement.

By respecting each other, as well as college buildings and equipment and by working together, we can all achieve our goals.

The Student Contract

Students and Staff are expected to:

  1. Eat and drink within designated areas only
  2. Refrain from chewing gum
  3. Smoke at least 50 metres from college buildings
  4. Leave the College clean and tidy
  5. Use non-abusive and non-offensive language
  6. Dress appropriately
  7. Follow the Health and Safety Policy
  8. Wear their ID card at all times whilst on campus
  9. Attend on time and contribute positively
  10. Work hard and meet deadlines
  11. Inform the college promptly if they are unable to attend
  12. Comply with the licensing and copyright rules required by the college Learning
  13. Resource Centre in relation to resources
  14. Use mobile phones with consideration and switch them off around learning areas
  15. Adhere to the IT users policy
  16. Check their college email regularly for announcements and use it for any communication with college staff

In addition students are expected to:

  1. Carry out reasonable instructions given by college staff
  2. Give names politely when asked by college staff

The college is expected to provide:

  1. Learning and support, planned to meet your needs
  2. Prompt and constructive feedback
  3. Encouragement and help to achieve your qualification(s)
  4. Advice and guidance with progression planning
  5. Assurance that your complaints and concerns will be dealt with fairly
  6. Praise and recognition for your efforts
  7. A safe and secure learning environment

Access & Participation

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