Northbrook College

Northbrook College
Northbrook College Sussex
Established 1912 (as West Sussex College of Art & Design)
Type Public
Admin. staff 1,000[1]
Students 16,000
Location Worthing, England, United Kingdom
Affiliations University of Brighton

Northbrook College is a further education and higher education college and principal provider of work-related Further Education in Worthing and nearby Shoreham-by-Sea in West Sussex.

Northbrook was previously West Sussex College of Design (WSCD) but amalgamated with Worthing Technical College in 1985-86. Whilst the college retained its central Worthing site in Union Place, West Sussex County Council (WSCC) closed the workshops in Homefield Place, which were knocked down and are now the Environment Agency headquarters for the area.

The college is the largest provider of Higher Education for the creative and cultural industries in West Sussex. It is also a significant provider of Higher Education in a variety of other work-related areas. The College, additionally, has contracts for apprenticeship training and adult and community learning, and provides courses in most work-related areas as well as those for personal development. It also runs courses at HMP Ford.

The college is also home to the Southern Theatre Arts Centre, providing theatre courses ranging from National Diplomas to Foundation Degrees and BA Hons, which like all Northbrook's higher education courses are affiliated with the University of Brighton. Its venue, The Northbrook Theatre, is a professional theatre that regularly hosts touring companies from around the UK and Europe. Productions in recent years include Wild Party, Chess, The Blue Room, Angles in America, Metamorphosis and West.


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