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Brighton is a growing hub for the creative, cultural and digital economy with a vast tourism, retail and hospitality offer. Working with the RSA and City & Guild Group, this vibrant city is piloting the Cities of Learning model to highlight its vast range of opportunities and to provide enhanced support for young people to navigate more diverse progression routes.

Our Future City is leading the work in Brighton to develop the creative potential, skills and voice of young people. This collective of organisations span the creative industries, local business, charity, education, arts and heritage, health and social services, and is driving a sustained shift in the recognition of informal learning, empowering young people to develop their skills.

Adhering to the principal of co-design they are encouraging young people to take ownership of their own learning through the Cities of Learning programme. A youth-led process has been adopted to enable young people to appreciate and personalise their learning journey and to help build a fulfilling future.

Brighton City of Learning

"We are developing a strongly connected and cohesive learning ecosystem supported by employers, formal and informal learning. Cities of Learning will provide a unique focal point and offer a tangible way to join-up the rich variety of opportunities offered to young people within a more coherent, progressive structure and crucially help to secure a creative and diverse talent pipeline."

Peter Chivers

Our Future City

Read more about Brighton's Cities of Learning journey


Brighton City of Learning digital badges

Our Future City on Credly Acclaim. See badges available in Brighton now.

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Brighton City of Learning digital badges

Theory of Change

Agreed goals, outcomes, activities and actions that underpin the Brighton pilot.

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Theory of Change

Actor Maps

Initial map of Brighton's informal leraning provider network.

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Actor Maps