Community Learning Overview

Below is a brief synopsis of who does what in the City

B&H Community Learning

The Community Learning team provides short informal courses and advice for adults who are not currently in work or those who have less than a Level 2 qualification (ie GCSE’s or NVQ level 1) Our courses are free and some even lead to qualifications. Courses include: Food Safety, First Aid for babies and children and Confidence Building.

To be offered a free place you will need to:

  • Be 19 and over (except Young Parent courses)
  • Living in Brighton & Hove
  • Unemployed (or working less than 16 hours)
  • On a low income
  • Have no qualifications (or few)

For a list of our recent courses click here

Contact us on (01273) 294 287 or email for information about courses to get you back into learning and volunteering.

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

The Brighton & Hove Food Partnership is a hub for information, inspiration and connection around food. We’re a not-for-profit organisation that delivers a range of community projects such as:

  • Cookery courses for beginners and those looking to teach others
  • Helping people start new community gardens
  • Tips and advice on reducing food waste at home
  • Setting up community composting sites across the city
  • Healthy eating advice and workshops
  • Advice on food poverty and support for food banks
  • Weight management programmes for adults and families

The Food Partnership started life in 2003, born out of an idea to create a strategic approach to food work in the city. We’re an independent organisation but we work with a wide range of partners including community organisations, statutory agencies, local businesses and individual residents. See for information, courses and events.