The Adult College for Rural East Sussex (ACRES) manages the adult learning programme in Hailsham, Heathfield and Uplands Community Colleges, and Uckfield Community Technology College. It serves the rural area of East Sussex and provides courses in Crowborough, Hailsham, Heathfield, Uckfield and Wadhurst and their surrounding areas.
The management of the College is overseen by a Board made up of the Principals of the Community Colleges and a representative of East Sussex County Council.
The main ACRES Office is located at Uckfield Community Technology College and we have evening offices at Hailsham, Uplands and Heathfield Community Colleges.
Courses are held in the daytime in community based locations and in the evenings at the different community colleges and a range of community based venues. 1 day workshop courses are held throughout the year.
ACRES receives funding from the Skills Funding Agency and offers courses that lead to a qualification, such as GCSEs, along with courses that do not lead to a qualification and help people develop new skills or hobbies.