Learning Services – Courses at Eastbourne and Hastings Library

This entry was last updated: 23rd January, 2019

Learning services currently offer the below courses at both Eastbourne and Hastings Library:

Functional Skills English & Maths

If you are looking for work, want to help your children with their homework or generally just want to improve your skills in maths, English and IT, we can help you learn in a friendly, relaxed environment. We offer Functional Skills from Entry Level to Level 2 which is the equivalent to GCSE English/Maths. The course improves your skills in reading, writing, speaking & listening and applying practical maths skills that you use in every day life.  Learning is flexible, online and you are supported by a qualified tutor.

IT Qualifications

We offer a variety of courses in IT including The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Level 1 and 2. This course covers all aspects of working with a computer in everyday life or within a working environment. The course includes use of Microsoft Office including security, computer basics, internet and email use, Microsoft Office Word, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.  We also offer Functional Skills computing at level 1 and 2.

  • All courses are accredited. At the end of the course you will achieve a certificate to add to your CV if needed.
  • East Sussex Learning Services work in Partnership with East Sussex College Group to deliver a variety of qualifications. Most of our courses are free or have reduced fees.  To find out if you qualify for funding contact one of our learning centres to find out more.
  • Enrolment continues throughout the year. We enrol on a daily basis to suit your needs.
  • We offer services for people who have problems with sight or hearing or learning disabilities.  Each library has a computer with a large screen, large print keyboard and access to an on screen keyboard, screen magnifier and accessibility settings for the mouse.

How to contact us:

Learning Services

Ground Floor, Eastbourne Library

Grove Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4TL

01323 463 903



Learning Services

2nd Floor, Hastings Library

13 Claremont, Hastings, TN34 1HE

01424 724 680



Further information regarding courses and qualifications in libraries can be found HERE





Accessibility and additional needs

In Eastbourne Library Learning Centre, we do have limited disabled access to the learning centre at present (3 steps).
Hastings Library Learning Centre is fully accessible by wheelchair.

Contact Information


Eastbourne - 01323 463 903 or Hastings 01424 724 680