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Career team

Career education prepares learners for adult independent living and working life. We aim to equip young people to play an active part in determining their future, helping them to make realistic and informed choices and to succeed in further steps of their life

Carer Team Diagram - Downs View Life Skills College, Brighton

Our career programme

Why embed careers into our curriculum?


Here at Downs View Life Skills College, we offer our students:

  • NEW INSPIRATION: providing the single inspirational moment that changes the direction of a learners` life.

  • MOTIVATION: Learners see that subjects are relevant to the real world and therefore why it’s important to study them.



To enable learners to achieve social and economic success and realise aspirational future pathways through the provision of an inspirational and informed programme of careers education.











To find out more CONTACT US

Our Career Programme - Downs View Life Skills College, Brighton

Explore your career plan

Creating a Brighter Future

At Downs View we have a dedicated Lead Teaching Assistant (LTA) who is a trained Job Coach. She provides career and work related learning.

Our career programme is centred on increasing our learners’ employability skills.

Each term has a different focus:

  • Autumn term: Exploring different careers

  • Spring term: Career choice

  • Summer term: Developing understanding of preferred career

More information about this can be found within our Curriculum Framework.

Systematic Instruction is an approach that we use to support our learners develop independence and it is one of our core values. 

Our programme includes appropriate work experience, work-place learning and work placements.  

Current partnerships include:

  • Cake the difference 

  • Brighton & Hove City Parks – grounds and parks maintenance department

  • the SCOPE shop

  • The Real Junk Food Project

  • Pizza Express

  • Caterlink 

  • Fab Café

  • Eden Perfume

  • Brighton Elim

  • Project: adopt a station: Portslade station 

  • Art exhibition at Hove train station


The placements are tailored to the individual’s interests and aspirations.  

You can read more about these opportunities in the 

We are always looking to expand and develop this area.

We are keen to hear from any local businesses interested in getting involved with our work experience and work placement programmes.

If learners, parents and carers, teachers or employers have any comments, feedback, suggestions or would like to get involved in our careers programme please use our CONTACT FORM

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