How can we help?


Do you want to learn a new skill, start a different hobby, or achieve a qualification?

If so, enrol on one of our courses. The Whitehawk Inn offers a variety of courses from yoga and dancing to counselling. You can learn a new skill such as computing or writing or relax with the art of painting.

We can organise free or low-cost childcare, help with course costs and exam fees and support you as you learn with us.

Our Full List of Courses

You can pop into the Whitehawk Inn to pick up a copy of our latest information booklet which gives details of all our courses or

download a PDF version of Summer courses by clicking here.

How do I sign up?

Please call our reception team on 01273 682222 for more information on how to enrol. Alternatively you can find the information in our current course booklet just above.

Fee reductions

Each course has details of fee reductions based on your circumstances (see full list of courses above). Please ask for advice if you are unsure which category you fall into. You will need to provide recent evidence of your eligibility and your National Insurance number.

What do I need to bring to enrolment

We require full payment (including any exam fees) and proof of benefit to secure your place on your chosen course. You will need to tell us your National Insurance number when you enrol.

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Jobs and Careers

We provide professional information, advice and guidance, local opportunities to learn and help to find work.

We offer a number of great sessions to help you with your job and career planning.

They are all free!

Job Drop Inn

Want to look for a job or explore a new career direction? Job Drop Inn gives you access to PCs for career coaching, job search, and job applications. Get information on local "back to work" schemes and training projects. Come and improve your CV or browse the paper for today’s jobs over a cuppa. If you can’t make this session, please contact a member of the team on 01273 682 222 for alternatives.

Thursdays 1.30-4pm (please check times of sessions during school holidays)

career direction

Use our interactive assessments to understand more about your strengths, skills & preferences and try out our career matching tools. A qualified careers advisor will discuss your results with you and help with further research.

Please make an appointment with a member of the team on 01273 682 222

One to one Career's advice

Reach your potential! Our qualified careers advisors will work with you to identify your work and learning goals, find the information you need to make a plan and support your next steps.

Please make an appointment with a member of the team on 01273 682 222

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Advice and Support

If you would like free, confidential specialist help with health issues, parenting, money management or debt and benefit advice, please ask at reception for an appointment with one of the following agencies:

Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS):

Free, confidential health advice and support for patients, families and their carers. Drop in and chat with a PALS volunteer about the NHS, health issues, social care services and local support groups.

Wednesdays 10am-12pm – Drop in

Family Information Service (FIS):

Advice on support for families & childcare; activities for children and young people and help with applying for a school place. Visit or call 01273 293 545.

Money Advice and Community Support Service (MACS):

If you are in debt or at risk of debt: help to deal with creditors and set up repayment agreements; checking benefit entitlement; budgeting and help to write a financial statement and apply for charitable grants.

Tuesdays 930am-1230pm - appointment only - contact 01273 664 000

Appointments are confidential and held in a private space at the Whitehawk Inn and other venues in Brighton

East Brighton Mental Health Project (Mind):

Mental Health advice, information and support for East Brighton Residents. Whitehawk Inn appointments available. Contact Mind on 01273 666 950

Appointments are confidential and held in a private space

FREE Nutritional Advice

Monika Stedul is a fully trained Nutritional Therapist offering a free consultation service for the local community. Confidential advice offered at the Whitehawk Inn Wednesdays 10am-12pm. Contact Monika directly on 07900536932.

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We support local clubs by providing facilities at a reduced cost and information about local support and training. Members enjoy strong friendships, learning together and shared experiences through love of a common interest.

Belly Dancing Club

BD4U is open to anyone with a love of Middle Eastern dance. With over 150 male and female members, the group enjoys performing together at street parties, fetes and open days as well as Brighton Carnival and Brighton Pride. The group’s enthusiasm is infectious! Come along and find out more at one of the drop ins or join a workshop in other dance including samba, salsa, modern jive, and burlesque. Contact Julie Campbell on 07974908758 or email:

Vocality Community Choir

Do you need something to lift your spirits through the winter? Then we have the community choir for you! Come along and enjoy the benefits of community singing - it’s fun, exciting, healthy, sociable and creative. No experience is needed and everyone is welcome, from absolute beginners to experienced crooners. The choir will sing popular songs from the 40’s to 00’s, old & new favourites, plus inspiring music from around the world. Sessions run on Wednesday evenings in Woodingdean at 7.30-9pm. Contact Varndean College for more information on 01273 546 604

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