EMPOWERING YOUNG PEOPLE SINCE 1999
Dv8 Training was launched in 1999, initially delivering training courses based in housing estates in East London, empowering young people to manage their own community music festival and magazine.The success of these early projects led to the development of a number of innovative courses. All courses were and continue to be taught by successful industry professionals, delivered as real projects, producing real outcomes, whether they be a club night, album or magazine.
In 2003 Dv8 branched out and opened a new training base in Brighton, led by Managing Director Dan Wallman. From 2008 to July 2012 Dv8 also ran courses in Ringmer, at Ringmer Community College. And in 2011 Dv8 Bexhill was opened, serving young people from all over the region. Dv8 Sussex now comprises of two thriving and busy centres in Brighton and Bexhill, and regularly engages in outreach projects around the county.
Dv8 courses have long focused on providing opportunities for young people who may not have gained qualifications in more formal learning environments, yet possess huge untapped potential to achieve. Whilst this is still the aim for many of our courses, we have also further broadened our remit and are now working with people from a wider age range and of more varying experience levels – for example running advanced apprenticeships for 16-24 year olds and offering more courses at Level 2.