Varndean College

Varndean College is a state-run sixth form college on the northern outskirts of Brighton, offering a range of over 30 A Level and BTEC courses for full-time 16-19 year old students, as well as the internationally recognised International Baccalaureate Diploma. In addition, it offers an Adult Education Programme offering a broad selection of evening classes and courses ranging from counselling, arts and crafts, music, photography, IT, health and personal development, general interest, as well as GCSEs in English, Maths, Biology and Languages.


Varndean College is a campus style sixth form college, with facilities for students studying subjects such as A Level Art, Drama, English, Maths, History, Photography, Psychology and Textiles. There are a wide range of Science labs (including its newly opened £2.9m STEM Centre), teaching rooms specifically designed for IT and Computing, as well as editing suites for Film and Media. In addition, the College has a gym, fitness suite, cafeteria, library and careers centre.

Qualification Courses

Please contact us either by email, in person, or on the telephone if you are interested in one of our qualification courses, as we need to ensure you are applying for the right course for you and will give you advice and guidance.

You will then need to complete an enrolment form and provide appropriate benefit or proof of age evidence on enrolment if you wish to claim fee remission or concessionary fees.

Fees & funding

There are a range of concessions and funding for many courses. Please check our website for full details.

Please note: Varndean College cannot accept students under the age of 16 on the day their course starts.

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Professional Training
Art & Design Length Price Location Reviews
Acrylic and Collage From 60 GBP Brighton
Acrylic Painting - Landscapes From 90 GBP Brighton
Acrylic Painting - Seascapes From 90 GBP Brighton
Acrylic Painting - The Impressionists From 60 GBP Brighton
Collage & Monoprinting From 75 GBP Brighton
Flowers in Watercolour From 75 GBP Brighton
Lino Printing with Chine-colle From 75 GBP Brighton
Mosaics From 85 GBP Brighton
Watercolour Painting From 75 GBP Brighton
Functional Skills
English Functional Skills Level 2 From 317 GBP Brighton
Maths Level 1 Pre GCSE From 316 GBP Brighton
Health and Social Care
CACHE Level 1 Award in Working with Children From 295 GBP Brighton
CACHE Level 2 Caring for Children & Young People From 672 GBP Brighton
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties From 453 GBP Brighton
CACHE Level 2 Understanding Behaviour that Challenges From 453 GBP Brighton
Health & Lifestyle
Chi Gung From 75 GBP Brighton
Circuit Training From 70 GBP Brighton
Dance into Fitness From 70 GBP Brighton
Indian Head Massage From 75 GBP Brighton
Introduction to Reflexology From 105 GBP Brighton
Legs, Bums and Tums From 70 GBP Brighton
Meditation for Wellbeing From 75 GBP Brighton
Pilates From 80 GBP Brighton
Seated Yoga From 80 GBP Brighton
Thai Yoga Massage From 105 GBP Brighton
Yoga Flow From 80 GBP Brighton
Hobbies and Interests
Bridge for Beginners From 110 GBP Brighton
Bridge Intermediate From 110 GBP Brighton
Creative Writing From 110 GBP Brighton
Flower Arranging For All From 75 GBP Brighton
Gardening From 75 GBP Brighton
Guitar Playing From 95 GBP Brighton
Introduction to Crystals From 75 GBP Brighton
Black & White Photography From 135 GBP Brighton
Creative Digital SLR Photography From 120 GBP Brighton
IT & Computer Skills
Game Design From 120 GBP Brighton
Photoshop for Beginners From 105 GBP Brighton
Beginners Mandarin From 110 GBP Brighton
French Holiday Taster From 95 GBP Brighton
Italian Level 1 (Beginners) From 165 GBP Brighton

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At Varndean we pride ourselves on our inclusive and harmonious environment, where every student is given the opportunities and support they need to fulfil their potential.



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